From Apple's latest shiny playthings to the best smartphones from Google, we pick our favourite gadgets of 2013
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Wednesday 18 December 2013
Our round up of the best technology of 2013 continues with the best tablets...
Monday 16 December 2013
There's still time to snap up a crafty gift for Christmas that will look great and keep little ones busy in the holidays
Saturday 07 December 2013
These elephants' messages are often a bit more complicated than your five-year-old self might have realised at the time!
Friday 29 November 2013
Last month's St Jude's Day storm knocked a few tiles off our roof. We got off relatively lightly compared to those on the south coast but it still meant making a few repairs.
Tuesday 26 November 2013
A survey has revealed some surprising results about waxing. Perhaps natural isn't something to worry about after all?
Sunday 24 November 2013
I feel like a traitor. Earlier this month – despite knowing how deleterious our national obsession with home ownership is to the young – I bought a one-bedroom flat in south London. I’m now a fully mortgaged-up member of the Kirstie Allsopp club.
Tuesday 08 October 2013
A weekly look at the biggest talking points in the NFL
Stuff and nonsense: The fashion for taxidermy is growing apace, but professional artists worry about 'ghoulish' amateurs having a go
Sunday 06 October 2013
Once, stuffing a guinea pig for pleasure was considered mildly eccentric. Now, the craze has become so popular that even leading practitioners say it has got out of hand. Polly Morgan, who made taxidermy fashionable 10 years ago with her zany displays of birds, says she has become "uncomfortable with the direction taxidermy is taking", saying it is "ghoulish and macabre to stuff animals for kicks". She thinks that young people are "glorifying or sexualising" dead animals.
Sunday 15 September 2013
Johnny Marr had the audience spinning, and your reviewer wiping a tear from her eye
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Swinging from the coldest March for 50 years to the hottest July since 2006, Ian Cheshire, chief executive of B&Q owner Kingfisher, could not resist calling the first six months of its financial year “a game of two quarters.”
Tuesday 03 September 2013
The veteran retailer Bill Grimsey has called on national retail and leisure chains to come to the rescue of ailing high streets by pumping £550m into a local economic development fund via a one-off levy in 2014.
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
- 1 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 2 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 3 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 4 Cycle death inquest: Boyfriend hugs driver of 32 tonne tipper truck that killed his girlfriend
- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police