You may also worry you're not conversant enough in current design lingo to get much out of new BBC2 series The Great Interior Design Challenge. Fear not. The only vocab you needed to enjoy last night's episode was "upcycle". It's a verb meaning "to take a perfectly decent piece of furniture and ruin it by the addition of some old tat you bought at a car boot sale".
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Sunday 04 August 2013
The 87-year-old man was attacked after being woken by the intruder
Friday 26 July 2013
The Angel & Blue Pig, Lymington
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Ministers argue that having nuclear submarines permanently patrolling our waters has “served us well”
Thursday 11 July 2013
A serial offender has been sentenced to house arrest by a Milan court – even though he is homeless.
Tuesday 09 July 2013
Inconsistent bedtimes associated with lower reading, maths and spatial awareness scores in study of three year olds
Sunday 30 June 2013
America, but with humour and panache
Saturday 29 June 2013
This converted townhouse offers design fans a serene and stylish stay in Porto’s old fishermen’s district, says Katie Monk
Tuesday 18 June 2013
The Scot is among the favourites to win the tournament
Bercows 'did not put Parliamentary security at risk' when Speaker's wife Sally sold furniture from apartment on eBay before McAlpine court battle
Thursday 13 June 2013
There were concerns when Mrs Bercow invited winning bidders to collect items from their Westminster flat
Saturday 08 June 2013
First, a sausage was left in his bedroom. Then, says Rupert Christiansen, things got even stranger.
Friday 07 June 2013
Sundays are brilliant, and there's nothing you could do to make them better
Monday 27 May 2013
A Midlands entrepreneur could be in line for a £20m-plus windfall after putting his 104-year-old sofa business up for sale.
Thursday 23 May 2013
They told us that a child on its back could choke on its own vomit and die - scary stuff, so we did as we were told, even though babies have slept on their backs for millennia
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Around 120 baby deaths could be prevented in the UK every year if parents stopped sharing beds with their children, research suggests.
Friday 17 May 2013
Since co-founding the travel website Mr & Mrs Smith (with his wife Tam), James Lohan has become a connoisseur in interior design. Last month, the father-of-two launched Smithandfamily.co.uk, a collection of parent-approved hotels for families who want style – and happy children. He talks to Annie Deakin about unusual interiors and common decorating mistakes.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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