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October

Thirst aid
07 October, 2013

What a summer the warmest, driest and sunniest since 2006. According to figures from the Met Office, from June 1 to August 28, we basked in 588 hours of sunshine making it the seventh sunniest summer since records began in 1929. Such sunshine is, of course, good news for the soft drinks' manufacturers and retailers.

Novelty value
07 October, 2013

From popping candy frogs to robins and even white chocolate polar bears, there really is something for everyone this Christmas. The confectionery manufacturers seem to have pulled out all the stops to ensure this Christmas will be a cracker.

Day in the Life: Andrew Owens - the have-a-go entrepreneur
07 October, 2013

My home is in the South West of England, but our customers, staff and operations are spread right across the country, so my working day is generally based around travel. I don't have a typical working routine, and neither do I have a room or a desk in any of the Greenergy offices. I use the offices as touch-down pads and I sit with my laptop at one of the open-plan desks, wherever the action is.

Amid all the political turmoil, do you feel as prepared as you can be for EU exit on October 31, deal or no deal?