Student Cans of energy drinks are displayed in a store in California. The kick from caffeine has a growing number of consumers jumping into energy drinks-soft drinks spiked with nutritional aids and stimulants despite warnings from health professionals.

They're gross, says Eleanor Doughty, and they make you feel bad

Obituary: Morris Cox

IN 1965 Morris Cox, then aged 62, designed, made and printed at his private press, the Gogmagog Press, in Stratford, east London, a small book printed on and bound in Japanese papers. An Impression of Winter: a landscape panorama, in an edition of 100 copies, sold through the specialist bookseller Bertram Rota's catalogue for pounds 2. Three further seasons followed within a year. The set of four is now usually priced at pounds 1,250.

Fastfood: Hard day at the office? Bit peckish? Fancy some company? Get some posh grub down the pub

You're home for work, haven't had a chance to nip to Sainsbury's and the prospect of another night in front of the television munching beans on toast is less than alluring. What to do? Take yourself down to your local. In case you hadn't noticed, that smoky Earl-of-something on the corner, habituated by old men clutching their pints, has either already had its boozer-to-gastropub makeover, or is shrouded in scaffolding awaiting its metamorphosis.

A new deal for ceramics

Collect to invest

Property: Happiness is the 7.30 to town

What is it about the city? As soon as people are in, they want to get out. By Fiona Brandhorst

Where the riverbank is wallpaper

If it's peace you're after, consider the village of Kelmscott, in the upper reaches of the Thames.

Restaurant: Anything but the kitchen Zinc

Can the Conran brand stand another diffusion? Tracey MacLeod calls in expert advice to investigate

There's a lot more to title deeds than pretty pieces of parchment. John Windsor reads between the lines

Title deeds - those big sheets of parchment covered with meticulous calligraphy - are the most abundant historical documents and one of the most neglected collectables.

Merrill sites pounds 300m HQ in the City

Merrill Lynch, the giant American investment bank, will announce today that it will build a pounds 300m head office on the site of the old Royal Mail sorting office in King Edward Street, London.

New Government! New Guardian! Alan Rusbridger is shaking up his staff with Blairite conviction

"Youth! Youth! There is absolutely nothing in the world but youth!"

The raving youngsters' groovy parties

Clubs are standing candidates to get the youth vote, says Alister Morgan

Street wise

Sales of the Big Issue are booming on the streets of London. The founding editor has an MBE. Even the vendors have degrees. Text and photographs by Colin McKillop

Unmasked: survivor of King's Cross fire goes before judge to claim damages for scars that will never heal

He was the man in the mask, the King's Cross fire survivor so badly burnt that his face needed a shield against the world in order to heal.

London's front gate in a brewer's backyard

THE SUNDAY WALK; To find old London it is sometimes necessary to leave London. The little- known village of Bulls Cross in Enfield is the starting point for a Hertfordshi re stroll

A closer encounter of the third kind

For an eye on the sky, as Comet Hale-Bopp fast approaches, binoculars are your best bet,
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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

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It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

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There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

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The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

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The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
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Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up
Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition

Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

The Ox celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition
Billy Joe Saunders vs Chris Eubank Jnr: When two worlds collide

When two worlds collide

Traveller Billy Joe Saunders did not have a pampered public-school upbringing - unlike Saturday’s opponent Chris Eubank Jnr
Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Drifting and forgotten - turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

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