M&S and the University of Leeds announce today that British icon Twiggy will join M&S Chairman, Sir Stuart Rose and Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Arthur to open M&S' 125th Birthday Exhibition.

The global turmoil caused by the swine flu outbreak has thrown into sharp relief the need for organisations and companies to have well-established business continuity plans.

Two of Europe's most eminent public intellectuals will discuss Europe's place in a globalised world and the current financial crisis in a major debate at the University of Leeds this month.

Enterprising graduates from the University of Leeds are refusing to allow the recession to hold them back, says Sir Peter Thompson, founder of the annual award for promising fledgling businesses.

Businesses and individuals across Yorkshire affected by the recession are set to benefit from a range of free or subsidised support initiatives from the University of Leeds.