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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Sunday 17 February 2013
Arts and crafts aren't just hobbies. Three London Fashion Week designers show that, with the right vision, they can be used to create genre-defying designs
Thursday 14 February 2013
Forget loo-roll covers and tea cosies, the latest woolly wonders have made knitting cool again, says Trish Lorenz
Sunday 03 February 2013
It is hard to conceive the effect of the deprivation of freedom and human dignity
Tuesday 29 January 2013
The trend for daring talons is clawing out an extreme new niche. And it's putting all sorts of unusual effects to use, says Harriet Walker
Monday 28 January 2013
Just what is it that makes couture so special? Gemma Hayward takes a closer look
Tuesday 22 January 2013
Is Simon Calver's TLC going to help Mothercare to grow up into something better than the truculent child it has been for the last few years? I'm beginning to think that there's a chance. I was critical of Mr Calver's appointment: An internet guy for a flailing mother-and-baby chain with a big bricks and mortar estate (he made his name at LoveFilm). Hardly the obvious choice. That's not least because many of the chain's recent failures seemed to stem in part from the company failing to recognise what its customer base wanted and needed from those shops (you'd know if you'd ever tried to push a pram around the tightly packed shelves).
Friday 18 January 2013
The Week in Books
Sunday 06 January 2013
Sunday 16 December 2012
Need a degree to get on? Not if our most respected experts are anything to go by, says English graduate Matthew Bell
Wednesday 12 December 2012
Q. I booked to go to Budapest for a short break, outbound with Wizz Air, coming back with easyJet. Our flight out was cancelled because of an electrical fault at Budapest airport. Wizz Air offered to refund the flight, and said I could write to them regarding the cost of the hotel, but cannot guarantee I would get the money back; easyJet refuses to do anything. I did not take out travel insurance. Sophia, London
Sunday 09 December 2012
Employed new fathers have been able to take advantage of two weeks’ paid paternity leave for a while now.
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Seasonal sweaters have shaken off their comedy image to become really rather stylish – and there's even a charity day devoted to wearing them. It's enough to make you jumper for joy
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Lagos may not be a traditionally fashionable city, but that's set to change with a celebration of Nigerian design at Selfridges
Sunday 25 November 2012
Who knew SodaStream even existed 20 years after the machine in my kitchen gave me a semblance of (relative) playground cool that never returned?
Saturday 24 November 2012
The curious history of kitchen utensils and their changing forms makes for a book to savour
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
Russian 'aggression' sees Poland rearm its military as minister warns: 'We must be ready'
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- 3 School kitchen manager 'fired from Colorado school for giving hungry students free lunches'
- 4 Amy Schumer: 'I'm 160lbs and can catch a d**k any time I want'
- 5 Isis executes three gay men by dangling them from top of 100ft building and letting go