The Big Six: Manhattan hotels

Art Deco glamour, dusky hues, Prohibition-style tea room, personal attachés, Jack Kerouac, and sophisticated retreats

The 10 Best sofas

We spend a good proportion of our time sitting on our sofa, so it's a piece worth investing in. Here's our pick of the best

The 10 Best children's beds

Make bedtime less of a battle with our pick of the best beds your little ones will be desperate to settle down in for lights out

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Victims of Washington Navy Yard massacre: 'Arthur was always helping

If after the Newtown school massacre last year, the US was in shock because of the tender ages of so many of the victims, it was the maturity of those gunned down during Monday’s deadly rampage at the Washington Navy Yard that hit home today. The youngest was 46, all had had long careers, some were grandparents.

Dark side of the room

Abigail Ahern’s new range for Debenhams blends quirky animal life with darker tones. It isn’t what you’d call bright and breezy, says Trish Lorenz