Investing in university spin-outs can help your profits grow

The Social Network, the film that depicts the founding of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg and his Harvard friends, is a compelling drama that also causes viewers idly to speculate: ‘If I’d been able to back this university start-up in 2004, how rich would I be now?’  Facebook is now an $880bn giant. The share price … Read more

Cheshire: Cancer sufferer who was told to ‘grow up’ by his boss when he took weekends off

A cancer sufferer was unfairly dismissed after he was told to ‘grow up’ by his ’emotionally unintelligent’ boss, a tribunal has found.   Steve Pointon was just 36 when he was first diagnosed with the disease and had to undergo a ‘traumatic’ and ‘brutal’ treatment regime.  When the father-of-two returned to work on the basis he … Read more

Monty Don tells you how to grow your own parsley

Pass the parsley: There’s no question in Monty Don’s mind that parsley is his favourite herb – and here he tells you how to grow your own Monty Don says parsley is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and trace minerals British gardening expert explains parsley thrives in well-drained but fertile soil He also answers a selection … Read more

World-first breakthrough sees human embryos grow from skin cells

World-first breakthrough sees human embryos grow from skin cells – which will help scientists detect miscarriages earlier and treat infertility A model of a human embryo has been created out of reprogrammed skin cells The discovery is billed to fast-track research on early miscarriages and IVF The team was led by researchers at Melbourne’s Monash University Studies … Read more

Biology: Scientists grow human tear glands in the lab that are capable of CRYING just like real eyes

Scientists grow human tear glands in the lab that are capable of CRYING just like real eyes Dutch researchers grew their own tear glands to study exactly how they work Dysfunction of the tear glands can cause eye dryness , ulcers and even blindness In the future, this may be treated with a transplant of these … Read more

Gardening special: Grow for nature 

Bumblebees love colour – the brighter the better Transform your garden into a thriving haven for bees, birds and butterflies with these easy ideas    The past 50 years have seen a gradual role reversal. Nowadays, it’s often the countryside that is highly manicured, and it’s gardens that wildlife rely on for a living. The popularity … Read more

Gardening special: How to grow a great garden with Alan Titchmarsh

Whether you have a few pots or a country pile, ALAN TITCHMARSH’s simple step-by-step guide is all you need to make your outside space flourish    Your spring checklist The gardening season starts here! The days become longer, the ground is warming up and the weeds are starting to grow. Stay on top now and … Read more

Should investors look towards value and cyclical equities as inflation fears grow?

London’s FTSE 100 index finally succumbed to this week’s jitters on global equity markets, with a fall of 1.8 per cent for the blue-chip index today. Asian and US markets had already suffered some nervers from the spike in bond yields earlier in the week. The yield on 10-year US Treasury bills powered through 1.5 … Read more

Two thirds of small British firms expect to grow their business in 2021

Many small and medium British businesses are becoming more confident about the near future despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey suggests.   After a dreadful 2020, two thirds of UK businesses have said they are optimistic about their prospects of growth in 2021, with younger business owners the most upbeat about … Read more

Former EastEnders star Jake Wood reveals his delight he can finally grow a beard after leaving soap

He bid farewell to Albert Square last week after 15 years on the soap. And former EastEnders star Jake Wood shared his delight at being able to finally grow a beard during an appearance on Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain. The actor, 48, told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that he was never able to have … Read more