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.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 1 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Halle Berry takes ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court for allegedly trying to make daughter look less African-American
- 4 Isis propaganda image showing 'abuse of Muslim woman by soldiers' is actually taken from Hungarian porn film
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school