The city that never sleeps used to be a metaphor. Now we really do seem to be living in a world which is open around the clock and with seven million people in the UK economically active at night the experts are warning that working around the clock puts our health at risk. From 24-hour supermarkets and pubs to the long-hours culture of
corporate lawyers, and even the city workers who are available via their Blackberry 24-hours a day, people are increasingly being asked to work around the clock. But what is the impact of the new 24-hour culture on our family life, our health and well-being?