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Market eyes higher Debenhams bid

Standard Life rejects £1.7bn offer from Lovering consortium; Belinda Earl's future in doubt

The full winter experience is something to be cherished

"LET IT snow, let it snow, let it snow'. I can't remember which of this century's great Christmas lyricists was blessed with the inspiration for this uplifting refrain. But, as it wafted tinnily from the ceiling of my local branch of Homebase this week, I was moved heartily to concur.

Nuts and bolts of a Sainsbury's success story

Jason Nisse talks to the young mother hammering Homebase into shape

Fantasy groom

How do I look? If there's one thing more eye-catching than a room decorated with purple walls and faux-Georgian furniture, it's the man in leather trousers and flowing silk shirt behind it all. Meet Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, the handy dandy of daytime television

Sainsbury `on track' for sales growth by 2000

J SAINSBURY, the struggling supermarket group, yesterday claimed it was on track to achieve its target to restore the core chain to a position of sales growth by the end of the year, though the City remained unconvinced.

The Investment Column: Sainsbury's shares are cheap but should still be left at the checkout

COMING JUST a few weeks after its quarterly trading statement, no one was expecting much from yesterday's half-year figures from Sainsbury's. But as only Sainsbury's can, the company still managed to leave a sour taste in City mouths after a briefing by analysts degenerated into a confrontation, which briefly forced the shares to an eight-year low.

VISUAL ARTS: Home is where the art is

Or will be if Colin Painter has anything to do with it. But do we really want our most private of spaces to be taken over by the stuff? By Tom Lubbock

Design & Shopping: Square pegs, round holes

The Tate's collaboration with Homebase in mass-producing art for the home isn't the first of its kind. And the project raises more questions than it answers.

John Walsh on Monday: The curious art of home furnishing sculptures

THIS MORNING, should you have nothing else to do, why not stroll down to your local Homebase superstore? For there, as unexpected as a teddy bears' picnic in the middle of the M25, you will encounter modern art trying to make itself useful.
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She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

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Get well soon, Joan Rivers

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Europe's biggest steampunk convention

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