City centres ‘could become ghost towns’
Should we mourn the decline of shops? A committee of MPs has warned that a boom in online shopping could soon leave town centres deserted. Thousands of shops have closed in the last year.
Over half of Europeans are now able to hold a conversation in more than one language. But as English has developed a growing international reach, should we be worried?
British universities storm world league table
American institutions still come top, but six British universities are now in the global top 20. And UK graduates are more employable, an international study finds. Should this matter?
Merkel fears for Europe’s ‘lost generation’
As joblessness among young people rises across the European Union, Angela Merkel has a strategy to help the under-25s find work: imitate Germany’s apprenticeships.
Shocks follow Harlem Shake copycat craze
The creator of the latest dance craze could make millions from his sampling or lose it all. For his copycat fans, could the daft videos, like other youthful indiscretions, disrupt later...
Youth unemployment hits one million in UK
Economists are warning of a ‘lost generation’ of young people who are long-term unemployed. As the global financial slump continues, the world of jobs is changing fast.
Youth unemployment levels hit record high
For today's young Britons, widespread unemployment means the future looks bleak. As joblessness among 18 to 24-year-olds nears one million, we ask what it takes to kickstart a career.