Bryony Gordon Follow 30 June 2018 • 6:00am Is it just me, or does anyone else find people who start sentences with the words “Is it just me…?” the most maddening on the planet? You know the kind of person. You’re all sitting there at the dinner table, enjoying lovely food and drinks and even better company, discussing the book or television programme or film of the moment, when someone – usually a person with a rather high opinion of themselves – pipes up and says: “Is it just me, or is this book/television programme/film that everyone seems to love actually really quite bad? Is it just me – me being intellectually and culturally superior to everyone else at this dinner party where people are, frankly, lucky to be breathing the same... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 … [Read more...] about If you haven’t got anything nice to say… you need to read this
There are severe delays on the M11 and London Overground services in this morning's traffic, travel and weather update: Traffic Queues on the M11 southbound between Loughton and Woodford as the road is partially blocked by an accident, around 15 minutes is being added to drivers' journeys. There are the usual delays westbound on the A12 at Redbridge Roundabout before the North Circular. Tube There are severe delays on the Chingford, Enfield Town and Cheshunt London Overground lines into Liverpool Street due to a late finish of overnight engineering work. Tickets will be accepted on the Underground and local buses. There is a good service on all London Underground lines. Weather There may be delays on both road and rail today, but at least the sun has come out. Clear skies are expected until midday, when it will be broken up by occaisional cloudy spells. Make sure you put your jacket on though, as temperatures will only reach highs of 8 degrees … [Read more...] about Morning update: Read this if you get a London Overground train to work
PUBLISHED: 09:22 27 January 2018 Mariah Feria Sophie's Choice by William Styron. Picture: Vintage Classics Vintage Classics This year’s theme for Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27) is ‘the power of words’. To commemorate this important and poignant day, here’s 13 books concerning the Holocaust to add to your reading list. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. Picture: Definitions • Touching Evil (1969) - Norman Rosen Rosen’s novel centres around the televised Eichmann trial. A pregnant woman watches the trial and merges into the lives of the Holocaust victims. When the birth happens, the images of the labour room/concentration camp merge into one. • Schindler’s Ark (1982) - Thomas Keneally Perhaps the most famous Holocaust novel since it was adapted into Schindler’s List in 1992. The fact that the story describes actual people and places makes the novel even more compelling. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of … [Read more...] about 13 books to read this Holocaust Memorial Day
0 Have your say Self-employed ground worker Andrew Shilling says he was taken for a ride and scammed out of £2,460 by an online reconditioned engine firm. Andrew asked Exchange Engines Ltd of Slough for a quote to rebuild his 10-year-old Volkswagen 1.6 FSI Golf engine after it developed a major fault.Being totally reliant on his car to get him from job to job, he cadged lifts from workmates during the six weeks it took to complete the repairs.But after collecting the car and driving it for less than 10 miles, the engine conked out, and Exchange Engines virtually told him to get on his bike.He asked them to take the engine back, but that was the last he heard from them despite claiming he had a 50,000-mile guarantee.Andrew said: ‘I wouldn’t want anyone to go through my experience and just hope you can warn people about rogue reconditioned engine scams.’‘In my case the car started making a racket soon after I drove off but they denied it could be the … [Read more...] about CONSUMER: Read this before being tempted to get your car engine rebuilt
If one of your New Year's resolutions was to dust off your resume and start the ball rolling on a return-to-work after an extended career break, there are a few important steps you need to take first. Know Your Value founder and Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski recently sat down with iRelaunch co-founder and CEO Carol Fishman Cohen to talk about return-to-work strategies, including identifying your next career, developing confidence and the importance of getting yourself up to date. Carol spearheaded the return-to-work movement, which she named "relaunching," to help professional women who have taken a career break but want to dive back in. As a relauncher who took an 11-year career break from investment banking, she told Mika that she knows firsthand what it's like to feel "completely [and] professionally disconnected." Her company, iRelaunch, which she co-founded in 2007, now works directly with Fortune 100 companies from IBM to Morgan Stanley to help people create their own … [Read more...] about Is a career comeback your New Year’s resolution? Read this.