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LVMH backs London online fashion business Lyst

Bernaud Arnault, the billionaire owner of luxury fashion house LVMH, has become an investor in Lyst, one of London’s newest online fashion retailers, after taking part in a $40m (£26m) financing round. The latest fundraising comes on the heels of online fashion rival Farfetch, which raised $86m last month in a deal that valued it at more than $1bn . Lyst's founder Chris Morton, who started the business in 2011, refused to comment on its valuation saying he took the decision early on that it wo
By Katy Lubin
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Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing'

When I was at school, ICT was labelled, rightly or wrongly, as the “doss lesson”. Unlike English, maths and science, ICT was not tested and, as such, was universally thought of as an hour of either surfing the internet, or falling asleep over yet another lesson in Microsoft Office. Considering the importance placed on digital literacy in many career roles, the new 2014 curriculum, announced in July by Michael Gove the Education Secretary, seems a step in the right direction. With the focus shi
By Allison Krok
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From platform to panoramic views

These days when the Orient Express goes nowhere near the Orient, Concorde has been grounded and long-haul describes the queue at US immigration, there is still luxury and romance to be found in travel, even in the unlikeliest of places. I found it when invited to my friends' wedding in Berwick-upon-Tweed and decided to go by train. It didn't make sense to fly; I live near London's King's Cross and can travel from front door to parish pew in less than four hours. And I'll get far more green Brow
By Ian McCurrach
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Six Nations 2016: England are going to rule the world under me, says Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones has set his sights on making England “the most dominant team in the world” as he prepares to name his squad for the Six Nations this week. The Australian will name a 33-man Elite Player Squad on Wednesday ahead of England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland on Feb 6, with the likes of Chris Ashton and Maro Itoje set to be recalled after missing out on the World Cup. Jones also has to deal with a growing injury crisis, with the locks Joe Launchbury and George Kruis sustaining head
By Henry Sandercock
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'Stepford student' culture threatening free speech (The Telegraph)

University campuses: training grounds for each generation’s best and brightest. Bastions of free speech, radical thought and centres for progressive change - or at least they used to be. Unfortunately, the recent decision by the University of Manchester ’s students' union to ban radical feminist Julie Bindel and right wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos from participating in a union debate on free speech, is just another example of the ludicrous " Stepford student" culture - a term coined by jou
By Rod Ardehali
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