Tackle jobs around the home with the right kit. We enlisted the help of the DIY Doctor to find tools for your task
Rio is now in the sights of World Cup champion who has capped a highly successful year by being named the first BT Sport Action Woman of the Year
A resurgence in knitting by the cool kids has led to the launch of two independent labels that are both cosy and chic.
Annabel Freyberg was, for 30 years, one of the most vivid and memorable figures in London journalism. An easy prose stylist and a sympathetic, sharp-eyed editor, she held senior editorial positions at The Independent (where she was deputy editor of the obituaries pages from 1995-99), the London Evening Standard, The World of Interiors, and the Daily Telegraph Magazine. She wrote with brio – and with a fresh, scholarly, and unexpected take – on fine and decorative arts, artists, interiors, houses and food. She published Ceramics for the Home (1999) and in recent years produced a handsome, quirky Teapot & Tea Calendar. That she should have delighted in teapots – the most practical, elegant but complicated product of the potter's art – was all of a piece with Freyberg, a trained artist and unfettered collector of objets d'art who understood the discipline and touch of a craftsman.
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These elephants' messages are often a bit more complicated than your five-year-old self might have realised at the time!
A survey has revealed some surprising results about waxing. Perhaps natural isn't something to worry about after all?
It may seem enticing – and cost-effective – to avoid paying lawyers’ fees and do it yourself, but there are drawbacks
Even if your culinary skills are not quite Cordon Bleu, the right set of blades can make a big difference
Flowers have been placed on the spot where a driver ploughed into a crowd gathered the Venice Beach boardwalk in a seemingly intentional hit-and-run, killing one woman and injuring 11 others.
Keep your cool in the heat of summer with a simple shift dress in this feminine fabric, says Naomi Attwood
Beth Orton, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Michael Kiwanuka are also among the gang interpreting the Scientologist’s songs for him
England may test the world supplies of cotton wool in which to wrap their key players before the Ashes. While their desire to win the Champions Trophy should not be underestimated they are anxiously aware of their tasks later in the summer.
Mourners who scatter the ashes of relatives or beloved pets are being asked to be more considerate
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