Business & Society...

We're all in it together...

Some of my favourite pieces have been when I have been writing about society issues. The fabulous twins I met who had survived beyond the odds and far beyond their life expectancy. The forensic psychiatrist who is arguably the UK's leading authority on stalking. Joining a plane that had been converted into a flying eye hospital when it touched down in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Life is a rich tapestry, as REM (sort of) observed. It's the myriad human stories, our little lives, that provide the timbre and the colour...    

Sunday Times – Loan feature

The loan was my lifeline — then it dragged me down

Orbis

Flying around the world, these volunteers bring hope to people in danger of losing their eyesight

Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman made her name as a maths expert, but found it harder to balance the career/family equation. The Loose Woman and self-confessed workaholic tells Eugene Costello how she figured it out.

Stalking

Eugene Costello talks to leading psychiatrist Dr Frank Farnham, who works with some of Britain’s most deluded criminals.

Cystic

The doctors said they’d be dead by the age of five, but mutual support has turned Christine and Michelle into long-living record-breakers...

Decaying Cities

How decaying cities, fear of crime and astronomical prices are leading the world’s elite to invest in remote sanctuaries.

Benhealth - Jason Flemyng

Jason Flemyng, 46, is a successful English actor and star of Hollywood hits such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. He and his wife, actress Elly Fairman, live in south London with their one-year-old twins.

Miles Leonard

Can the music industry be saved? Miles Leonard, chairman of Parlophone Records UK and Warner Bros Records UK, makes the case for a digital future...

Vertu

A Vertu phone is the height of luxury, being handcrafted from only the finest and most expensive parts...

Global Property

Whitehall has traditionally been the location of the heart of government in London, with very little residential inventory

Bricks & Mortar

Children play at being king of the castle — but those who are serious about making it a reality should look to France where good supply means reasonable prices...

Halcyon - Bespoke Furniture

Top furniture designers are capable of producing pieces to meet almost any specification imaginable

Halcyon - Hampus

Swedish entrepreneur Hampus Jakobsson made his name in the mobile phone business, now he’s looking to help others make their ideas fly