We get what we deserve when it comes to the uninspiring buildings devoid of design in which many of us live and work, according to a panel member of the first government-commissioned review into architecture in more than a decade.
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Tuesday 16 July 2013
I usually struggle to comprehend pretty much everything Gove says, but this time, I think he might have a point
Free school meals for every primary school pupil? Education Secretary Michael Gove joins the war on packed lunches
Friday 12 July 2013
Minister backs £1bn plan to boost attainment through better nutrition
Thursday 04 July 2013
The QPR manager once confessed he 'couldn’t even fill a team sheet in'
Tuesday 02 July 2013
Saturday 29 June 2013
One of the fascinating truths about second homes is that owners always lie about how long it takes to reach them. This is obviously a defence mechanism to protect against criticism or self-doubt.
Sunday 16 June 2013
Our food culture was a laughing stock until 20 years ago When rationing ended back in 1954, British food had a lot to catch up on. As a teenager I used to save up loads of money to go to France and spend it all on good food there. It may have been only 21 miles from England, but Calais tomatoes were a completely different proposition from Dover ones. On one exchange visit, instead of buying cigarettes and alcohol, I spent my money on juicy steaks from a butcher and delicious potatoes at a grocer, and had a feast.
Sunday 26 May 2013
Lisa Markwell checks out Jamie Oliver’s reinvention of the classic diner.
Meet the MasterChef 2013 finalists: Larkin, Natalie and Dale spill the beans on judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace
Tuesday 30 April 2013
The finalists talk food influences, embarrassing moments and future plans
Monday 29 April 2013
Clare Balding will receive a special Bafta for outstanding achievement in factual presenting in recognition of her coverage of the Olympics.
Friday 26 April 2013
Financial Times owner Pearson today admitted underlying sales fell 1% to £1.2 billion in the first quarter, against a 3% rise a year ago, in a sign of the tough task facing new chief executive John Fallon.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
He’s published books on Italian and American cooking; showed us his potting shed and pet gardener; tried to make school dinners nutritious and given us the confidence to attempt full-scale family meals in 15 minutes. Now Jamie Oliver has his sights set on teaching us how to cook well for less. This summer, Oliver will publish Save With Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less with a tie-in television series on Channel 4.
Thursday 14 February 2013
Whether you're cooking up a storm or just blending a morning smoothie, we've got the right kit for the job.
Sunday 23 December 2012
Don't stuff your turkey Cook your stuffing separately, that way your turkey will cook much quicker – you can do it in less than two hours for eight people. Roast it breast down and all the fat deposits will make their way down, letting the turkey cook in its own juices. Then, half an hour before it's done, flip it over so you have crackling skin. Then add a pint-and-a-half of stock and that will become your gravy.
IoS TV review: Nigellissima: An Italian-Inspired Christmas, BBC2, Monday
River Cottage: Three Go Mad at Christmas, Channel 4, Sunday
Wartime Farm, BBC2, Tuesday
Sunday 23 December 2012
No one does festive feasting quite like the goddess of cream, alcohol and panettone
Saturday 22 December 2012
1. Nurse Ratched is a notorious character from which 1962 novel (and celebrated 1975 film)?
Apple has been hit by complaints about the 1.1GB download
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage
Bomber jacket worn by Mary Berry sells out within an hour
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
- 2 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 3 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 4 Scottish independence: Andy Murray backs Yes campaign in eleventh hour decision
- 5 Have you heard about the film Singapore has banned its people from watching? Well, you have now