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Accrual world

Like an episode from the Borgias, a blood feud at accountancy firm Grant Thornton spilled out onto the streets this week. Chief Executive Sacha Romanovitch was subject to a brutal corporate assassination, that saw her performance appraisal leaked to

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Red Shift

If trust in capitalism were a contract, then the public put their faith in enterprise on zero-hours some time ago. This week the UK opposition Labour Party exploited dissatisfaction with the status quo to set out a new prospectus for

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Mad Men

Nike swooshed into America’s most hotly contested debate this week and simultaneously upended the way companies engage with social issues. The sportswear firm unveiled its campaign to celebrate 30 years of its ‘Just Do It’ slogan with the world’s most famous NFL star

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Water torture

The drip, drip, drip of criticism corroding confidence in the water industry continued this week as public, politicians and even advocates of private enterprise lost patience with a sector accused of abusing its position as a regulated monopoly.

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Merlin’s whales and Uber’s travails

Merlin Entertainments made waves this week with the announcement that two beluga whales kept in captivity at a Shanghai aquarium will retire to a vast new sanctuary off the Icelandic coast. And problem child Uberwas back before London’s grownups

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Silent witness

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn, said Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw a century ago and his words were apposite this week at the Grenfell Tower public inquiry as lawyers for families sought answers from the companies involved

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Dog days

Long faces at the RSPCA this week as The Times reported that the animal charity’s quest for a new chief was dogged by age discrimination AND a victory for a California nurse who took on Facebook and Instagram’s publishing

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Withdrawal symptoms

Once more, with feeling this week looks at TSB’s withdrawal symptoms and money saving expert, Martin Lewis’s bid to tackle fake ads on Facebook

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Where’s the beef?

When people like Gordon Ramsay suggest they’re going to “give this vegan thing a try”, it shows that times are changing. Does the meat and dairy industry have the stomach for the challenges ahead?

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Russkiy Standart

UK officials face up to the colossus of Russia's propaganda machine and one half of the country's favourite double-act triumphed after reluctantly flying solo

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Crustfallen

This week, Zizzi left crustfallen after its Salisbury restaurant is dragged into an international spy drama - Sainsbury's helps its staff to live well with more

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Inn-capacity

This week: Under the covers at Premier Inn London Bridge - Thomas Cook makes a connection - Becoming a gay icon at 91

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Zero tolerance

This week: internet giants respond to claims of inaction in tackling online child abuse - Dame Tessa Jowell inspires - Jurassic Park Lane