Catherine Pepinster

Catherine Pepinster is the editor of The Tablet, the Catholic weekly

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Big title, big pay, no desk Office goes to the bottom

Even bosses are losing their personal space and their executive furniture as designers reinvent the workplace

Millennium bid to lure world's high rollers to 'Las Vegas-on-Thames'

The forthcoming Millennium exhibition is sparking a huge hotel boom in London. More than 50 hotels are being built across the capital as operators predict that tourists will flock in to celebrate the year 2000. Many are being planned along the Thames. Kay Dymock, a hotel expert with the property adviser Jones Lang Wootton, estimates that about 6,000 rooms with a river view will be built.

Hello floating voter, Harriet calling

Are you a middle-class, educated, working mother worried about the state of the NHS and schools and wondering whether to vote Labour for the first time? Perhaps a call from Harriet Harman could persuade you.

Nineties woman has a new worry - typecasting

Catherine Pepinster on the think-tank report which tries to identify winners and losers

Property: A million won't buy you much

A des res in one of the smarter parts of London does not come cheap. Catherine Pepinster on a rich man's game

They are all still prefabulous

The prefab - the factory mass-produced home conceived as a quick fix for the post-war housing crisis - is making a come-back.

Language police get tough with the English-speaking patient

The old fear falling sick as Quebec's separatists insist French is spoken in the doctor's surgery, reports Catherine Pepinster

Property: Follow the tunnel to 'desirable'

The impossible is happening. London south of the Thames is trendy, sought-after and on the up - and it's all down to new Tube lines

Prince's sculptor casts from corpses

THE sculpture tutor of the Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture has been smuggling pieces of human corpses into his studio and using them to make plaster casts, which will go on display in a London art show this week.

London gets a facelift at last

The new 'capital of cool' is in the throes of a building boom, writes Catherine Pepinster. And, for a change, it should make life better for all

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The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice
Hollywood targets Asian audiences as US films enjoy record-breaking run at Chinese box office

Hollywood targets Asian audiences

The world's second biggest movie market is fast becoming the Hollywood studios' most crucial
Grindr founder Joel Simkhai: 'I've found love on my dating app - and my mum keeps trying to hook me up!'

Grindr founder Joel Simkhai: 'I've found love on my dating app'

Five years on from its launch and Grindr is the world's most popular dating app for gay men. Its founder Joel Simkhai answers his critics, describes his isolation as a child
Autocorrect has its uses but it can go rogue with embarrassing results - so is it time to ditch it?

Is it time to ditch autocorrect?

Matthew J X Malady persuaded friends to message manually instead, but failed to factor in fat fingers and drunk texting
10 best girls' summer dresses

Frock chick: 10 best girls' summer dresses

Get them ready for the holidays with these cool and pretty options 
Westminster’s dark secret: Adultery, homosexuality, sadomasochism and abuse of children were all seemingly lumped together

Westminster’s dark secret

Adultery, homosexuality, sadomasochism and abuse of children were all seemingly lumped together
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Dulce et decorum est - a life cut short for a poet whose work achieved immortality

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Dulce et decorum est: a life cut short for a poet whose work achieved immortality
Google tells popular music website to censor album cover art in 'sexually explicit content' ban

Naked censorship?

The strange case of Google, the music website and the nudity take-down requests
Howzat! 8 best cricket bats

Howzat! 8 best cricket bats

As England take on India at Trent Bridge, here is our pick of the high-performing bats to help you up your run-count this summer 
Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014 comment: David Luiz falls from leader figure to symbol of national humiliation

David Luiz falls from leader figure to symbol of national humiliation

Captain appears to give up as shocking 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat threatens ramifications in Brazil