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Monday 27 January 2014
Francis has already used the symbolic power of his office to change attitudes
Tuesday 21 January 2014
You may also worry you're not conversant enough in current design lingo to get much out of new BBC2 series The Great Interior Design Challenge. Fear not. The only vocab you needed to enjoy last night's episode was "upcycle". It's a verb meaning "to take a perfectly decent piece of furniture and ruin it by the addition of some old tat you bought at a car boot sale".
Thursday 09 January 2014
Former marine Brad Lee Davis, from Oklahoma, allegedly got into a drunken fight with his stepfather in the days before Christmas
Saturday 04 January 2014
Ski-in living rooms, "casual luxury", affordable bases, strange spherical structures, "munchie boxes", and rooftop bars
Monday 23 December 2013
A teenage girl’s glasses saved her life when they incredibly deflected a bullet that would have hit her in the head in a US drive-by shooting.
Thursday 19 December 2013
From free bodyweight exercises to bracelets that will keep track of your run...
Friday 29 November 2013
'The Empty Hearse' will be broadcast on New Year's Day 2014
Martyrs? Guest-house owners who turned away gay couple on ‘religious’ grounds are nothing of the kind
Wednesday 27 November 2013
The Supreme Court ruling is a reminder that we have - mercifully - moved on from the Middle Ages
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Next gen consoles allow users to share footage online, but this has already led to some worrying incidents
Sunday 24 November 2013
I feel like a traitor. Earlier this month – despite knowing how deleterious our national obsession with home ownership is to the young – I bought a one-bedroom flat in south London. I’m now a fully mortgaged-up member of the Kirstie Allsopp club.
Christmas gifts for the green-fingered: Stunning English gardens, Virginia Woolf's country bolt-hole and the art of growing bonsai
Saturday 23 November 2013
Tim Richardson's book The New English Garden (Frances Lincoln, £40) is the best kind of book to have by your side over Christmas. It is a big, lush production, superbly put together and is printed on thick paper that captures images beautifully. Most of the photographs are by Andrew Lawson (nobody is better) and they are well used, in luscious double spreads of reflecting pools and stilt hedges, bamboo groves and bananas, eremurus ("compulsory" in Noughties planting, says Richardson) and stipa.
Thursday 21 November 2013
Microsoft's latest console launches on the 22nd for £429 and the PS4 on the 29th for £349
Thursday 21 November 2013
We spend so much time on the Tube that for most of us it’s a second, rather crowded living room, filled with guests you would not usually invite over
Wednesday 09 October 2013
UK homeowners have spent £413 on kitchen gadgets in the past year
Wednesday 02 October 2013
Holes in the roof, haunted fire alarms and over-friendly cockroaches; Louise Tompkins has lived to tell the tale
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
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