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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Wednesday 15 May 2013
Group says new rules on housing benefit breach human rights
Sunday 05 May 2013
With ocean-facing terraces and a standout location, this chic guesthouse is the perfect Cape escape
Monday 29 April 2013
The prison where the Londoners will be held is at least relatively safe and clean
Sunday 28 April 2013
An online discussion about the creepiest things children say to their parents has become an unlikely internet hit with more than 10,000 comments being posted
Saturday 27 April 2013
The Villa Crespo district is on the up, with new delis, boutiques and this characterful B&B, says Sorrel Moseley-Williams
Monday 22 April 2013
Normally the youth-oriented Channel 4 would try to keep its audience glued into the small hours. But the broadcaster has now launched a mobile game designed to send hyperactive teenagers to sleep in order to educate them about the benefits of an early night.
Saturday 20 April 2013
From headlamps and camp stoves to camp beds and water purifiers
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Pity the poor folk who invent product names; their lives are about to become very complicated
Saturday 23 March 2013
For an escape from the city's modern skyscrapers, find sanctuary in this charming 1930s house, says Lucinda Baring
Friday 22 March 2013
Student houses aren’t always in the best nick, but vermin aren’t the only things you need to worry about. Eleanor Doughty discovered the one thing worse than finding a mouse behind her dresser...
Monday 18 March 2013
Vulnerable sexual abuse witnesses should be allowed to give evidence in new specialist courts featuring uniquely-trained judges in the wake of the Rochdale and Jimmy Savile scandals, MPs will argue today.
Friday 15 March 2013
I can't imagine a less comfortable way of sleeping than pressed up against another person's big, sweaty body with my left arm wedged under their shoulder
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Sleep loss can be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's, new research suggests.
Sunday 10 March 2013
This stylish residence is the perfect base for a day at the races or a ramble in the Cotswolds, says James Litston
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Hilton Botha was confident when he set out the case against the runner. Then the cross-examination began
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
- 1 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 2 City traders pay £200 for a quick hangover cure
- 3 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 5 Ball pool for adults opens in London