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
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Monday 24 August 2009
Britain's biggest commercial landlords will back a deal to save DIY chain Focus at a creditors' meeting today.
Thursday 30 April 2009
Home Retail Group has forecast another year of double-digit falling sales at its DIY chain, Homebase, as it battles against dire trading conditions in the wider home improvement market.
Sunday 12 April 2009
Britons are planning to spend £4.5bn on home improvements this Easter, according to research by the Co-operative Bank Mortgages. Londoners will splash out the most, with an estimated £200 to be spent on DIY during the holiday. Those in the north-east will spend a more conservative £116.
Friday 20 February 2009
Wednesday 14 January 2009
Aidan O'Brien's Mastercraftsman was yesterday rated last year's top two-year-old in Europe but his handicap mark of 122 was 4lb lower than that achieved by 2007 champion New Approach.
Saturday 10 January 2009
Resolved to do it yourself this year? David Phelan picks all the plumb lines, carpet cleaners, drills and DIY kit you’ll ever need.
Sunday 07 September 2008
It's difficult to know quite what to make of this book. Spencer is an enthusiastic writer with some good things to say, but maybe she isn't the best person to say them. That's the problem with the DIY ethic and the people who remain rooted in it. Hard work regularly wins out over inspired creativity and in her earnest, leaden way, Spencer's writing epitomises what you regularly find when you dip into lo-fi culture. There's a reason why most of the best artists who begin by doing things for themselves either messily implode or cross over into the mainstream, finding their niche on record labels, in galleries or at commercial publishers: doing things for yourself can force bigger compromises on your energy and time than coping with the soulless demands of business.
Wednesday 13 August 2008
The DIY retailer Steve Johnson stands to collect a £7m windfall if he succeeds in what is reckoned to be the toughest job in British retailing – turning round the ailing high-street chain Woolworths.
Thursday 31 July 2008
Travis Perkins warned that the housing market will deteriorate further, as it posted a drop in first half pre-tax profits yesterday.
Sunday 04 May 2008
While Franz Ferdinand toil over their third album, there's a gap in the market for danceable art-pop from Scotland, and fellow Glaswegian quartet We Are the Physics have dashed into it.
Thursday 01 May 2008
New regulations are to be introduced to curb the use of DIY kits for collecting blood from umbilical cords.
Tuesday 22 January 2008
Several years ago, when confronted with the environmental damage inflicted by gas-powered patio heaters, B&Q sought solace in the old arms dealers' defence: "If we do not sell them, then our competitors will."
Monday 17 April 2006
Sunday 09 April 2006
Tuesday 21 February 2006
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
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