Catherine Pepinster

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

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British Gas cashes in on millennium

BRITISH GAS is in line for a multi-million-pound bonanza, made possible with the help of taxpayers' money, after the decision to hold the millennium jamboree on a former gasworks site it owns in Greenwich.

Arts bodies fight to top up lottery

YOU want an opera house? The National Lottery offers you millions. Some millions, that is, if you can raise the other millions yourself. But can you?

Supermarkets: how many are fire-traps?

The first death of a woman firefighter highlights the risks in many stores.

Kelly showered with showbiz tributes

HOLLYWOOD paid tribute yesterday to Gene Kelly, the man who transformed dance in the musical movie with a mix of athleticism and balletic grace.

Divorce and single life bring back the new town

Some 4.4 million homes will have to be built over the next two decades, writes Catherine Pepinster

This is a council estate. The Government spent pounds 150,000 on each house. Why?

Catherine Pepinster explains how Utopia came to Oliver Close

Oil crisis of '96: extra virgin prices soar

The essential ingredient of modern middle-class cuisine is in short supply, writes Catherine Pepinster

From drawing-rooms to Wessex wilds

Catherine Pepinster sees Austen make way for Hardy on television

Former abattoir worker `has CJD'

A FORMER abattoir worker is believed to be suffering from Creutzfeldt- Jakob Disease, the human equivalent of "mad cow" disease.

Christmas 1995: `Do we eat, or do we sit in the dark?'

For single mothers who start saving in January, festive cheer is in short supply, writes Catherine Pepinster
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Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

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The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

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Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

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The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

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It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
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Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
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Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas