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Eight out of 10 US office workers claim to suffer from workplace stress. Picture posed by model. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Which is worse: office life now or 50 years ago? When this question was put to me last week by a television researcher, I didn’t need to think for mor(...)

With children, age is the first thing we want to know. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week I was talking to a group of twenty-something women lawyers who had just started work in the City of London. One told me she was fed up with (...)

Inquest heard today  the German student was taking medication for epilepsy, but had not told anyone at the bank about his condition. Photograph: Reuters

A 21-year-old intern died of an epileptic fit that may have been triggered by fatigue after working “exceptional” hours at a top investment bank, an i(...)

“It is not just the behaviour on the bike, it is the bike itself. The person with the carbon racer wants to impress. The person on the hybrid just wants to get the job done.” Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Cycling through the City of London to work on a dark morning last week, I was overtaken by a man in a black coat with no helmet, no lights, and listen(...)

The main focus of the SPD’s concern appears to be Angela Merkel’s support for the use of the European Stability Mechanism to directly recapitalise ailing banks across the euro zone

Reports that Ireland’s tax policy has become an issue in coalition talks in Germany between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and the cen(...)

“Health and safety legislation requires employers to ensure, as far as practicable, both safe places and safe systems of work. It is difficult to see how requiring staff to work in excess of 24-hour shifts, on a regular basis, can sit easily with this duty.”

In the face of action planned for tomorrow, junior doctors are considering HSE proposals for hospital rosters in compliance with working time regulati(...)

EU commissioner Neelie Kroes: “Telecom companies need to start thinking in an innovative way, outside the box,” Ms Kroes said. “The days of roaming are over, they need to accept that we live in a new digital era.”

EU telecoms commissioner Neelie Kroes is set for a battle with Europe’s former monopolist operators this week, as she vows to stand by her far-reachi(...)

As many as 2,000 homes, office buildings, stores and leisure facilities may be developed on the site near Brick Lane and Shoreditch. Photograph: BJ Scantlebury

Hammerson Plc and Ballymore Properties Ltd plan to seek permission to build homes, stores and offices on a 4.2-hectare (10.5-acre) site near London’s (...)

A man walks past suspended parking bays in front of the Walkie Talkie tower. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

The developers of a London skyscraper that reflects sunlight at such intense levels that it warped panels and melted mirrors on a parked car are looki(...)

There is still cross-party support among politicians for the HS2 scheme and the government continues to defend it vigorously

Long-distance travel on Britain’s creaking rail network is all too often an unreliable, uncomfortable and expensive experience. So cutting the journey(...)

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