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Foghorn dog whistles

Foghorn dog whistles Intro by Harriet Moll, creative director News round-up by Ralitsa Bobcheva, associate23 October 2020 Good morning, Last night’s final presidential debate was a restrained affair, which saw the candidates cover a range of hot topics from the coronavirus to energy to the treatment of detained children at the US border. Hosted with rigour and calm by …

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That sinking feeling

That sinking feeling Written by Tom Gillingham, associate partner Edited by Kevin Pringle, partner21 October 2020 Good morning, In primary school, the thing to be concerned about was quicksand. Judging by the amount of time devoted to it in both classroom and popular culture in the mid 90s, it seemed inevitable that lethal patches of shifting sediment would be …

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I want to break free

I want to break free Written by Katie Stanton, associate partner Edited by David Gaffney, partner20 October 2020 Good morning, Breaks are not what they used to be – at least not in Wales, where a national “firebreak” lockdown will be in place from Friday until 9 November, or Northern Ireland, which has been subject to a “circuit …

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Amazon runs free

Amazon runs free Written by Ralitsa Bobcheva, associateEdited by Harriet Moll, creative director15 October 2020 Good morning, Back in 1995, in a basement in Seattle, packing paperbacks into boxes alongside his wife and a handful of employees, a skinny entrepreneur laid the foundations of an online bookselling business. These were the humble beginnings of what …

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London first?

London first? Written by Li-Ann Chin, associateEdited by Harriet Moll, creative director13 October 2020 Good morning, I’ve always enjoyed trains. When I was younger, my father used to take me on train rides as a weekend treat.  I would position myself strategically beside the window to stare elatedly at the train tracks as we trundled on.   When I first …

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An industry shaken, and stirred

An industry shaken, and stirred Written by Ralitsa Bobcheva, associateEdited by Malcolm Robertson, founding partner6 October 2020 Good morning, I can still recall the first time my father took me to the cinema. It was one of two small independent picture houses in my hometown in Bulgaria, where Pirates of the Caribbean shared the bill with a few less well-known titles for …

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Back to the future

Back to the future Written by Li-Ann Chin, associate Edited by Harriet Moll, creative director2 October 2020 Good morning, In the early 1950s, Britain was an industrial giant – the birthplace of the industrial revolution. The second half of the 20th century, however, witnessed a relative decline in the importance of manufacturing and the economy of the UK shifted towards services. …

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