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Sunday 24 June 2012
A Georgian-style house surrounded by fields makes a charming alternative to urban chain hotels, discovers Cathy Packe
Wednesday 20 June 2012
Yesterday, Whitbread announced grande profits and expansion plans for its coffee brand. But how did it get so' everywhere'? Samuel Muston takes a sip and finds out
Sunday 17 June 2012
A homely ambience is complemented by hotel-standard style and service at this elegant guesthouse, says Kate Simon
Saturday 09 June 2012
Where are you now and what can you see?
Sunday 03 June 2012
Coffee drinkers are woefully ignorant of the dangers lurking in their cup, a new report warns. Consumers should be provided with information about the caffeine content of their takeaway latte or espresso since most are unaware of how it varies in strength from shop to bar or from cup to mug.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Set in the mid-21st century, this novel by German Juli Zeh presents a chilling vision of a dystopian future that plays on our current obsession with health and mass surveillance. Mia Holl, a scientist, lives in a monitored house where the air quality is repeatedly checked, household waste and sewage tested, and public areas regularly disinfected. In return, she and other residents are entitled to cut-price power and water. It is all part of the Method, a system designed to ensure "a happy and healthy life, a life free from suffering and pain".
Sunday 20 May 2012
Starbucks UK has blamed high rents and a hefty royalty payment to its US parent for its fifth consecutive year of losses.
There’s a feeling of real quality with this Magimix kettle, which is solid, shiny and stylish, as well as being quick and able to boil just one mug of water at a time.
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Friday 04 May 2012
Saturday 28 April 2012
Ofcom puts cap on cost of stamps
Monday 23 April 2012
How much would you spend on a desk? Few would – or even could – go as far as George Osborne's dad, who has his eye on one that costs "from" £19,000. Nevertheless, there are plenty of us for whom a good desk is one of our greatest extravagances. I paid three figures to upgrade from a perfectly serviceable Ikea pine corner desk to a solid, vintage one with a leather surface so worn that it has inch-wide holes. It was worth every penny.
Monday 23 April 2012
The one thing you would never do at the desk Sir Peter Osborne has his eye on is write at it
Friday 20 April 2012
From Tanzania's Grumpy Mule to Jamaica's Blue Mountain, we select the top blends for your pot
Sunday 25 March 2012
The writer tells Danuta Kean how she swapped criminology for exotic dancing to research her new thriller
Friday 23 March 2012
Joe Cole insists he has embraced life in France - even down to eating frog's legs.
Monday 12 March 2012
It took 15,000 men two years to build the Titanic. I gave myself just three hours to raise the world's most famous cruise liner 100 years after its demise. My tools: A blunt craft knife; a tube of what turns out to be non-stick glue; and diminishing reserves of patience.
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 2 Scottish independence: What you shouldn't tweet about if you want to avoid jail today
- 3 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 4 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 5 Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God