Retailers enjoyed a "spectacular" Christmas, official data showed, with total sales growing at their fastest rate in years.
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Tuesday 31 March 2009
Odd phrase "adult movies" – and one that's only been with us, according to the OED, since 1958, where the first citation comes from a New Musical Express small ad offering "unusual adult photo sets".
Saturday 21 March 2009
With energy bills having rocketed in recent years, more households are using energy-saving light bulbs as a way to cut their electricity costs. As energy-saving bulbs have grown in popularity, so too has the range of bulbs on offer – making it that much harder to know which ones to go for when you're out in the shops.
Ikea hackers: The do-it-yourself design mavericks transforming boring flat-pack furniture into unique works of art
Saturday 21 February 2009
Andy has made a dish drainer out of two CD holders; Jim has turned a colander into a lampshade; Eugene has created a banquette out of kitchen cabinets and Chris has lined his bathroom floor with outdoor decking. Resourceful, imaginative, thrifty and sometimes a little bit weird, Andy, Jim, Eugene and Chris are all “Ikea hackers”, part of an internet-linked group of interior-design mavericks scattered across the globe whose common interest is the redesign or customisation of Ikea furniture.
Thursday 22 January 2009
The UK's first development of Ikea houses has fallen flat with buyers.
Friday 09 January 2009
A woman whose head was found in a shopping bag on a footpath was named by police today.
Tuesday 30 December 2008
Wednesday 03 December 2008
Monday 01 December 2008
If all goes to plan, by the time you read this, one of Britain's most famous admen will have inked a deal that sets his agency on the road to the rest of the world. Trevor Beattie is going global.
Saturday 29 November 2008
Friday 28 November 2008
Wednesday 26 November 2008
Furniture chain MFI has filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators, its previous owner confirmed today.
Sunday 23 November 2008
Wednesday 01 October 2008
Sunday 31 August 2008
Wednesday 23 July 2008
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
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- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week