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England cricketer Kevin Pietersen wins payout over Specsavers advert that suggested he cheated Hot Spot technology during the Ashes
Tuesday 08 October 2013
Commercial may have implied Pietersen tampered with his bat
Wednesday 07 August 2013
I've written many times about my cynical attitude towards technological developments that our senses have difficulty detecting, whether it relates to HD telly, camera megapixels, gold-plated speaker connectors or 24-bit audio.
Saturday 11 May 2013
Despite having worked in London for years, I had never until this week stepped inside the Chancery Lane headquarters of the Law Society – a magnificent example of a building whose architecture reflects the confidence of the Victorian age and indeed of the profession itself in that era.
Tuesday 05 February 2013
Broadcaster Libby Purves has spoken out about the sexism she experienced during the early years of her career at the BBC.
Monday 04 February 2013
Make sure all eyes are on you
Thursday 31 January 2013
Had his father not been a tree surgeon, then it would be Billy Fentiman – rather than Billy Twelvetrees – making his England debut in rugby’s Calcutta Cup on Saturday. How so? Because the Gloucester centre’s father took his wife’s name when he married, to make his nascent arboriculture business more eye-catching.
Friday 18 January 2013
Coronation Street star Michelle Collins has described how she was threatened during a "scary" confrontation with a group of teenagers on a train.
Monday 29 October 2012
Love making stuff, or hate spending money on costumes? Check out our guide to making Halloween costumes...the lazy way!
Friday 05 October 2012
United Carpets has become the latest retail casualty after it collapsed into administration, putting hundreds of jobs at risk.
Saturday 23 June 2012
A critical view
What To Do, See & Buy: The Ralph Steadman Book of Cats; Mugaritz; Gavin Turk; Kirath Ghundoo's geometric wallpapers
Saturday 21 April 2012
Thursday 29 March 2012
Sunday 18 March 2012
The PR machine in Downing Street was beside itself with joy at David and Samantha Cameron's visit to the US last week, with the "love-in" between Barack Obama and the Prime Minister surpassing Mr Cameron's other bromance, with Nick Clegg, and some even drawing excitable comparisons between Roosevelt and Churchill.
Thursday 16 February 2012
"I get the feeling sometimes that the staff want us to fail," said Stefan, one of three men who featured in Daddy Daycare, a Channel 4 reality series designed to address a social crisis that almost certainly doesn't exist. I don't mean for a moment, by the way, that there are no incompetent or deadbeat fathers out there. Or that it isn't useful for even the most well-intentioned man to learn some lessons about childcare. But the implication that today's men are unusually bad at fatherhood ("Modern British life has spawned a generation of dysfunctional dads") is surely not true. Even the horror statistic used to underwrite this exercise in mental re-education could be seen from another angle as a silver lining: "Almost half of all mothers feel fathers don't do their share," said the voiceover at the beginning of the show. Really? You mean that as many as 50 per cent of mothers now feel fathers do? The truth of it was that it wasn't the staff at the south London nursery Stefan had been sent to who wanted him to fail. It was the production company. And even they only wanted him to fail a bit comically in the first half so that he could recover in the second, make a public act of contrition, and score a modest triumph before the final credits.
Monday 13 February 2012
This is a critical year for BBC comedy, when it will finally seek to address previous failings in giving a television platform to the funniest women in Britain.
Threat of 'catastrophic cascade of collisions' must be averted, warn scientists
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
- 1 Pakistan vs Paul Smith: Sandal-wearers bemused by famed British designer's attempts to sell traditional Peshawari chappal-style shoes for the distinctly untraditional sum of £300
- 2 Family forced to flee home after discovering nest of potentially deadly spiders in bananas
- 3 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 4 Russell Crowe's Noah banned in three Arab countries before worldwide premiere
- 5 Bob Crow death: 'Admired by his members, feared by employers' - Tributes pour in for RMT union leader and 'working class hero' Bob Crow