From Furbys to robotic puppies, there are lots of fun, innovative and educational toys in the shops this year. Kate Hilpern picks the ones the kids (and big kids) will love
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Thursday 21 November 2013
New development kit for the credit-card sized computer aims to open up basic computer coding to younger students
Monday 11 November 2013
The Middlesbrough teenager lost out in the sing off to Hannah Barrett
Saturday 09 November 2013
Merlin Entertainments, the group behind London Eye and Madame Tussauds, raised £957m yesterday as it listed on the London Stock Exchange, with its shares leaping 9 per cent on its debut.
Saturday 09 November 2013
Shares in Merlin prove to be magic
Friday 27 September 2013
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Whether you want durable plastic or chic leather, you can dial in style – and protect your mobile – with these snazzy cases
Friday 06 September 2013
Lego has overtaken Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toy maker after its first-half sales surged 13 per cent to 10.3bn Danish kroner (£1.2bn).
Tuesday 27 August 2013
The summer’s flown by and September is around the corner, so make sure their bags are stocked for the first day of term
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Compromise with Spain, says Hain
Disney’s Lone Ranger sparks anger as birth defect is used to make villain Butch Cavendish ‘look more evil’
Monday 22 July 2013
Charities and community groups call for boycott as promotional material compares facial scars to not having a soul
Sunday 21 July 2013
Yesterday saw the end of this year’s Comic-Con, during which geeks descend on San Diego to be whipped up into a frenzy about the release of new sci-fi and action movies. But which films does Trending back to cross over to mass non-geek appeal?
Tuesday 02 July 2013
Chart-topping singer Ed Sheeran said he initially struggled to get a record deal because he was "ginger and chubby".
Tuesday 21 May 2013
IBF super-middleweight champion will face Mikel Kessler on Saturday night, tasked with beating the man who handed Froch his first defeat
Monday 20 May 2013
He's become the hottest ticket in town: a real-life equivalent of the golden tickets in Roald Dahl's children's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Friday 10 May 2013
Andrew Simpson caught the sailing bug when he was a young boy, despite being born in 1976 in the landlocked town of Chertsey in Surrey.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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