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Shubhangi Swarup: her narrative may encompass everything from the ecology of tropical islands to the mistreatment of Burmese political prisoners, but she manages to keep it all within the vivid, living world of her characters

‘In different folklore, depending upon the teller’s longitude, latitude, dreams, dispositions, and eating patterns, different creatures are forced to (...)

Counsel said there was urgency to the application as the company was concerned about the dissipation of assets. Photograph: iStock

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed a corporate casualty with the loss of more than 30 jobs at a construction and plant-hire business, the High Court ha(...)

Could Rachael Blackmore end the Festival as top jockey? Alan Crowhurst/Getty

It has been a long few weeks for racing enthusiasts, with the spectre of the coronavirus looming large over the Cheltenham Festival. More than €4 mil(...)

 Paul Townend rides Al Boum Photo to win the Gold Cup on the final day of last year’s Cheltenham festival. Photograph:  Getty Images

Tuesday 1.30 Skybet Supreme Novices Hurdle Abacadabras (G Elliott) 4-1 Asterion Forlonge (W Mullins) 5-2 Berkshire Royal (W Mullins) 33-1 Captain Gu(...)

A High Court judge has warned a father and son they faced being jailed and their machinery seized if they persist in obstructing an access route being(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson drives a Union flag-themed JCB through a fake wall while on the election campaign trail in  Uttoxeter on Tuesday. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Boris Johnson drove a bulldozer through a brick wall marked “gridlock” on Tuesday, his campaign’s idea of a metaphor for the promise to unblock parlia(...)

Wrightbus workers celebrating as news broke earlier this month that the sale of Wrightbus to Jo Bamford had been agreed in principle. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The Bamford Bus Company has confirmed it has acquired Wrightbus in Ballymena, Co Antrim. It will initially employ just 60 people while it determines t(...)

The North’s secretary of state, Julian Smith, held out some hope for a deal on Thursday. In a tweet, Mr Smith said the administrators of the business needed ‘space to get a deal over the line’. Photograph: PressEye

Wrightbus, the Ballymena bus-builder, faces liquidation as early as Friday after Jeff Wright, the pastor and majority shareholder of the property comp(...)

Unite union officials George Brash (R) and Colin Graham leaving the Wrightbus plant in Ballymena. File photograph: PA

Administrators of the Wrights Group in Ballymena, Co Antrim, are in exclusive talks with one potential buyer, thought to be hydrogen entrepreneur Jo B(...)

PB Machine Tech managing director Lily Holmes: “The best advice was being persuaded by our Burnside auditor to study accountancy.”

In her own words, developing a business in “a man’s world of engineering . . . was no mean task”. But that’s exactly what Lily Holmes has done, growi(...)

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