Simon Walker

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Volunteers for the study were all between the ages of 65 and 75 and, like many Finns, healthy and physically active. But they did not lift weights.

Weight training by older people may build not only strength and muscle mass but also motivation and confidence, potentially spurring them to continue (...)

Bord Fáilte building: “architecturally interesting” example from the early 1960s period or in  “very harsh” relationship with Baggot Street,  ignoring  the line of the Grand Canal.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A landmark of Dublin’s architectural heritage will be destroyed if the redevelopment the 1960s former Bord Fáilte headquarters at Baggot Street bridge(...)

The Robin Walker-designed former  Bord Fáilte HQ in Dublin: a submission calling on An Bord Pleanála   to preserve the modernist structure  compares it to a Renaissance villa

A ding-dong battle has developed over plans by Irish Life plc to demolish the former Bord Fáilte headquarters at Baggot Street bridge in Dublin and r(...)

Sir Philip Green: “I do not believe that this story is being in any way fairly portrayed.”  Photograph: Bobby Yip/Files/Reuters

From the perspective of British MPs, the report into the calamitous demise of British high street stalwart BHS, and the role of retail supremo Sir Ph(...)

The average sum given by parents to their “generation rent” offspring is £17,500, or 7 per cent of purchase price

There’s a new bank in town and it’s a force to be reckoned with. It didn’t have a big launch and there’s been no expensive advertising campaign, but B(...)

Mike Ashley (left, with Joe Kinnear) own Newcastle United Football Club as well as Sports Direct International. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Mike Ashley, the billionaire founder of Britain’s biggest sporting goods retailer, is a man who’s used to getting his own way. But things haven’t be(...)

Former Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green: due to collect a £10 million-plus bonus when her gardening leave comes to an end next month. Photograph: RLM Finsbury/PA Wire

Harriet Green, the former chief executive of Thomas Cook, has clearly been enjoying her gardening leave from the travel firm, which she quit abrupt(...)

While Ed Miliband’s personal ratings remain abysmal, even when compared with those of David Cameron, opinion polls consistently give the party an electoral lead. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Britain’s business community has largely ignored the Labour Party since the fall of Gordon Brown, but with a general election on the horizon, the corp(...)

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(...)