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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Friday 09 November 2012
Only a fortnight ago I was using this column to moan about how the cheap government money available from the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) wasn't reaching those who needed it most.
Thursday 08 November 2012
A new exhibition opening tomorrow celebrates three decades of the Camden-born brand, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Thursday 01 November 2012
Goalkeeper Brad Jones admits Liverpool's fringe players “got a kick up the backside” from the Capital One Cup appearance of captain Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez but insists they do not want to rely on the duo to get them out of trouble.
Sunday 14 October 2012
'We stayed out till 6am – when Patrick suddenly disappeared to get his flight home'
Sunday 07 October 2012
Wednesday 03 October 2012
The grandeur of the funeral industry is being sidestepped as ever more people opt for something a little on the cheaper side. Thought about a cardboard coffin?
Thursday 27 September 2012
Electrical giant Comet has topped a survey of the top high street stores to haggle in, with haggling success rates of over 50% found for many leading retailers.
Sunday 02 September 2012
One can procrastinate over tidying for many reasons – a favourite, as it tends to defer the effort indefinitely, is to conclude that there's no point until I buy that magic laundry rack/under-sink thingy/swishy wall-hanging clutter-holding gadget. But with these bargain DIY versions, there's no excuse…
Sunday 26 August 2012
But octogenarian's escapade could end in legal action
Friday 24 August 2012
Warren Gatland, the shortest-priced favourite to coach the British and Irish Lions in recent history, is in the final stage of discussions over a 10-month deal that will allow him to devote all his energies to plotting victory over the Wallabies in Australia next summer. The New Zealander already has a long-term contract with Wales running through to the 2015 World Cup and, given the choice, the reigning European champions would not lose their strategist-in-chief for an entire international season. There are, however, clear signs that an agreement has been reached.
Sunday 12 August 2012
Fashion retailer Next is branching out into garden centres after a trial format came up smelling of roses.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Struggling Hibu, the oddly named owner of Yellow Pages, dialled up a rare piece of good news yesterday when the Office of Fair Trading said it should be freed from long-standing price controls.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Saturday 14 July 2012
Would you like to get a job knitting in an art gallery and become a living work of art? Dubbed the Turner Prize of Russian Art, a new exhibition in London will showcase highlights of Russia's Innovatsia Prize.
Wednesday 20 June 2012
A vastly improved performance at the catalogue chain Argos in its first quarter drove a sharp spike in Home Retail Group's shares yesterday to cheer its beleaguered investors.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more