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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Friday 05 February 2010
A lorry driver was gagged, bound and abducted then abandoned by thieves who stole his load of Lego and beauty products, police said today.
Thursday 21 January 2010
Society has a new hate object. She hasn't murdered anyone, or stolen anything. She is fit and healthy. She spent most of her life working as a special needs teacher. So what has she done to incur such wrath?
Friday 15 January 2010
In 1631, empress Mumtaz Mahal died giving birth to the 14th child of Shah Jahan. Plunged into "profound and long" grief, the Mughal emperor planned a tomb for her in Agra.
Saturday 09 January 2010
Friday 01 January 2010
If readers have yet to make a New Year's resolution, consider yourselves a tardy bunch. Some of us – namely the 788 people signed up to One Hundred Days to Make Me a Better Person – have been going for a good month already.
Tuesday 22 December 2009
Sunday 29 November 2009
Dubai International Capital (DIC), the private-equity arm of the beleaguered state's sovereign wealth fund, is set to end its interest in London Eye and Legoland owner Merlin Entertainments.
Friday 27 November 2009
Wednesday 25 November 2009
Friday 20 November 2009
Saturday 31 October 2009
Chances are that Lego will find its way back into children's stockings this Christmas, along with other old-fashioned toys that the internet age had threatened to confine to history.
Last Night's Television - James May's Toy Stories, BBC2; Make Me White, BBC1; Bleach, Nip, Tuck: the White Beauty Myth, Channel 4
Wednesday 28 October 2009
Monday 26 October 2009
Monday 19 October 2009
Friday 09 October 2009
Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash have had the video game treatment in Guitar Hero 5 while the Beatles have been immortalised in their own title.
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
- 1 California man brutally beat 82-year-old Sikh grandfather he mistook for 'one of those people'
- 2 Charles Kennedy 'had better judgement drunk than many sober politicians' says Ian Hislop
- 5 We have six months to save the world, says leading economist