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The Insider: How to make your own art

I never again want to spend my entire Christmas break redecorating. Especially as an easier way to update a space is with some new artwork. But if your January budget doesn't stretch to that...

The Insider: How to dry laundry indoors

I'm tumble-dryer-free (and amid such insane electricity prices, we're probably all tumbling less) and have no utility room nor large bathroom – which means a kitchen clogged with drying clothes. There must be a better way...

Ronnie Wallwork arrives at Preston Crown Court for sentencing

Ex-United midfielder sent to jail

The former Manchester United midfielder Ronnie Wallwork has been jailed for 15 months for selling on parts from stolen high-performance cars.

Stone Roses sell £12m of tickets in just 68 minutes

Excitement surrounding a Stone Roses reunion that many fans believed would never happen saw 150,000 concert tickets snapped up in 14 minutes yesterday.

Apotheker news boosts Hewlett-Packard

News that Hewlett-Packard's board is considering sacking its chief executive, Leo Apotheker, added almost $5bn (£3bn) to the value of the company. The computer maker's shares have halved during Mr Apotheker's 11-month tenure, amid poor results and an angry investor reaction to the strategy he laid out in August, when he said HP would sell its PC business and buy the UK software firm Autonomy.

First Sight: Pottermore.com, the internet

Millions of Harry fans want more, and Pottermore – sort of – delivers

The Insider: How to have a good clear-out

I recently moved from a rented office to one at home – and so daunting was the proliferation of stuff I had accumulated that I just bundled the lot, unfiltered, into the garage. I now flinch at the thought of it. Clutter already impinges on the harmonious interior of my dreams. But how does a hardcore hoarder start to sift?

Amol Rajan: 'Looting opportunists' and hyper youths do not a revolution make

They don't trust authority or uniforms. The simple fact is the only people they respond to are community leaders

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds tour sells out

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' debut tour has sold out in six minutes.

Five armed police sacked over photo

Five police officers from a force's elite gun crime unit have been sacked after a photograph emerged of them "behaving inappropriately" inside a house they were supposed to be searching.

Traders claim eBay fees are killing business

Small firms which rely on the auction site for most of their sales say that its new higher commissions are squeezing profits

The Insider: How to find top textiles

I wish I could sew, as I adore browsing fabrics (Timorous Beasties' urban toiles and sanderson-uk.com's 50s range are big loves). But where to stray from the beaten track for such delights?

Court tells eBay to crack down on sellers of counterfeit goods

EBay suffered a surprise legal blow yesterday after Europe's highest court said it could be liable for vendors selling knock-off goods through its site, potentially paving the way for a slew of lawsuits against it.

Judges rule on L'Oreal trade mark

Online shopping sites may be liable for trademark infringements if they play an "active role" in promoting counterfeit products, European judges ruled today.

Skype thins upper ranks for Microsoft takeover

Skype, the internet telephony company, has sacked more than half a dozen of its most senior executives, in a boardroom clear-out ahead of its takeover by Microsoft.

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