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Life after working for Raymond Blanc

Alexander Wright November 22

Celebrity chef/hotelier Raymond Blanc has trained some great people. Heston, Marco - you know them by their Christian names. But what are some of his other proteges up to now?

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Private Islands

Alexander Wright November 22

Everyone loves the idea of a private island, to rule your own kingdom. There are some famous island owners but you could be king for a day as a paying guest.

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10 fun currency facts

SWAPX team November 22

90% of all currency trades are speculative or not for commercial purposes.

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FX trading volume by country

SWAPX team November 22

London is the centre of global foreign exchange trading, accounting for 37% of all trades. Here are the top 10 countries by volume

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The Cost of Travel Money

SWAPX team November 22

Do you know how much "commission-free' travel money actually costs you? We show you how

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Kosher Canapes

Alexander Wright November 22

Food Story provides the ultimate in kosher catering: Matt Rickard from The Mandarin Oriental, chef David Swann via Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck and event supremo and founder of Rhubarb Food Design, Lucy Gemmell head up an impressive team. 

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Isle of Light

Alexander Wright November 22

The Isle of Wight is famous as Queen Victoria’s family home and more recently home of Bestival and the IOW Festival, scooter rallies, garlic and yachting at Cowes. We have compiled a collection of ideas for a short break.

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The debate about cash

SWAPX team October 20

Capital controls have increased with many suggesting that cash is now an issue and should be abolished

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Californian stripper

Alexander Wright November 22

A talented British designer is following his passion in California and Jay Leno is a fan.

Photo Credit: Erik Jutras aka mr_pixelhead

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24 hours in Key West

Alexander Wright November 22

It’s an adventure to reach Key West by car where you travel for hours along Interstate 1 from Miami, floating above hundreds of islands. Key West is right at the end, like a naughty child who has been sent out of the room.

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