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Wednesday 04 September 2013
Launch of the latest version of Google's mobile OS has been light on technical details, heavy on the jokes
Saturday 31 August 2013
Andy Lynes finds an idyllic location for a West Country break where great views, surf and food are all within reach
Friday 30 August 2013
The 1975 have made much of their eclecticism, the way that YouTube has effectively telescoped all of pop history into one big stylistic marketplace. Which raises the obvious question: then why settle on a sound like this – a blend of electropop and slick guitar work, which suggests that they should have called themselves The 1985. With their lyrical focus on teen sex, money and the misplaced glamour of crime, at times it's like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, for boys. Which is fine as far as it goes: “Tell me what you need at 17,” sings Matthew Healy, “Just girls, breaking hearts”. But the infectious pop thrill that attends the singles “The City”, “Sex” and “Chocolate” soon tarnishes through the sort of repetition that suggests their eclecticism isn't quite as broad as they imagine.
Thursday 29 August 2013
What does a chef do once he's conquered the globe? When it's Alain Ducasse, become a chocolatier...
Tips and deals of the week: Maul Jim sunglasses, Luna2 Studios and Eurostar champagne and chocolates
Saturday 20 July 2013
Friday 19 July 2013
Why have we got ourselves into the silly position of thinking that every teacher has to be bought a present at the end of every school year?
Monday 15 July 2013
Google has used its search page doodle to celebrate the 407th anniversary of the birth, in Leyden, Holland, of the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn.
Friday 12 July 2013
This week I scored such a beautiful goal at football, I really need to lay it down in print. It was as sweet as a plum; a dipping volley right off my laces that left the goalkeeper helpless – confused and gaping, like a teenaged giraffe coming face to face with a mirror for the first time. It was sublime. People need to be told about it.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
It was Forrest Gump's momma who said life was like a box of chocolates because you never know what you're gonna get, and that's certainly rung true for Thorntons investors over the past four years.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
After we had made 'Telstar'," the pianist Roger LaVern told me in 2009, "I thought it was a strange piece of music and I wasn't even sure if I liked it. When it started climbing the charts, I started to like it and now I find it absolutely incredible to think that I was involved with something so iconic."
A cute sense of irritation: What's 'wackaging'? It's when food packaging treats consumers like idiots or children
Sunday 23 June 2013
The vogue for cutesy widdle phwases on the back of products, as pioneered by Innocent Smoothies, isn’t going away. It’s known as ‘wackaging’ – and it’s driving Will Coldwell mad
Thursday 20 June 2013
Whether you’re a rocket man or like your frozen treats in all shapes and sizes, we’ve got the right kit for the job.
Thursday 06 June 2013
Two of the world's biggest chocolate companies, Nestlé and Mars, have been charged in Canada with price-fixing.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Outlook Tough times for Wolseley, the multinational plumbers merchant, whose upbeat performance in the UK and the US was tarnished by the continuing struggles of the construction industry in Europe.
Monday 20 May 2013
Home to Terry’s and Rowntree’s, York is inextricably linked to the world of chocolate, as a great new interactive attraction illustrates
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 2 Mystery man who gave mum heart-warming note on train 'wanted to put a smile on her face'
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent answer to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights