The best word in the English Dictionary

What’s in a word? Raconteur presents the best word in the English Dictionary as voted for by over 800 of our readers


Sweet success in bid to cut sugary drinks

Major manufacturers are reducing the amount of sugar in soft drinks ahead of the government’s sugar tax, although sticky problems remain


State of emergency

So-called ‘lone wolf’ terror attacks across Europe have prompted calls for more surveillance and security, but radicalisation is hard to predict, and even harder to prevent



UK Fracking payouts miss the point

The UK government is set to offer payouts to communities to try to head off opposition to controversial shale gas developments


Mandela’s party feels the heat from anti-elite voters

Local elections in South Africa have become a vote of no confidence in the African National Congress and its scandal-prone leader, Jacob Zuma


Brexit: we need to talk about migration

The UK government has to try to negotiate a way out of the European Union’s freedom of movement agreements and a place in the single market against a toxic backdrop


Dismantling Trident: the price of peace

The UK parliament is voting on whether to renew Trident, but the cost of decommissioning the UK’s nuclear arsenal would be a tiny fraction of the cost of renewing it.


Nigeria’s new ‘Avengers’ threaten oil supplies

Militants in Nigeria’s Niger Delta have the ability to move oil markets, and a new group has risen up to attack pipelines and disrupt production


Strongman politics persist in the shadow of Operation Condor

A court in Argentina may have convicted former South American dictators for their role in a coordinated assault on freedom of expression, but the continent’s fascination for strongman politics is far from over

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Natural and organic beauty at an affordable price

Avalon Organics aims to ensure all its natural beauty products are not just safe for people, but also safe for the Earth


What is driving the driverless car agenda in the UK?

The UK may be exiting the European Union, but it remains ideally positioned to lead the development of driverless cars


The rise of huddle rooms

Well-equipped, high-tech office spaces for small group meetings are boosting business collaboration

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Make parking an 'appy experience'

The future of parking is an integrated online portal directing drivers to the nearest or cheapest space in a matter of seconds


Car-sharing is moving into the fast lane

Car-sharing in cities is signalled as the way forward, but London is lagging behind


Combatting the transport hackers

Connected vehicles, packed full of cutting-edge technology, are now a must-have, but can present a golden opportunity for cyber hackers. Learn how a British company is helping secure vehicles globally against bleeding-edge threats

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Other farmers look over the hedge

Organic farmers are in the forefront of agricultural innovation – now their non-organic neighbours are looking to learn from their expertise and experience writes Dr Tom MacMillan, innovation director at the Soil Association


Solving the tech collaboration crisis

An innovative combination of cutting-edge technology and sector-wide collaboration is needed to tackle the serious problems facing the pension industry


Humanising the world of work

Businesses must become human-centred, encouraging diversity, engagement, wellbeing, openness and fairness at work and in society

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