Voices Prudent shopper Russell Lynch, who started compiling his own inflation index 18 months ago

Officially, the cost of living is under control. So why doesn't it feel like that?

Low-cost supermarkets bid for middle-classes as Aldi offers 1973 Napoleon Vintage Brandy worth £107 for bargain price of £29.99

Once, gourmets and bon viveurs might have looked down on budget supermarkets. Now they are more likely to be looking up where they could find their nearest store.

Elbows at the ready: Aldi offers 1973 Napoleon Vintage Brandy worth £107 for bargain price of £29.99

The discount retailer has slashed prices on a range of premium spirits

Aldi trainees’ ‘mistreatment’ claims

Trainees at discount supermarket Aldi were wrapped in clingfilm, chained to posts and had their faces scrawled on with permanent marker, the company has admitted.

You can tell who people vote for just by looking at their shopping bags

Are we really that obvious in our ways? It appears we are.

Hurry up, Harry, we're going down the grocers

As pubs give way to supermarkets, is it a case of adapt or call time, asks James Thompson

Discounters have a summer to celebrate

The discounters Aldi and Lidl have continued their astonishing sales growth over the summer months, while Sainsbury's was the only grocer among the big four supermarkets to grow its market share.

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Wines of the week: Ixsir Grande Reserve White 2011; Tanners Douro Red; Albarino Rias Baixas 2011

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

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Anti-fascists to face off with EDL march

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Peppa to bring home more bacon

Undermine Legal Aid and you put our entire justice system at risk

Now top legal talent will find the prospect of working in criminal courts less attractive

Investment Column: Food for thought if you want a stake in grocers

I think Tesco might look cheap by the end of the year, so it's time to take a punt and buy

Philips has Morrisons bonus scrapped

Morrisons chief executive Dalton Philips paid the price for the grocer's recent struggles as his annual pay package plunged by almost £700,000.

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Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

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Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
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Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
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Want to change the world? Just sign here

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'You need me, I don’t need you'

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Hard to swallow

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Which animals are nearly extinct?

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Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

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Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

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Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London