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Waterproofing your wardrobe with practical, yet luxurious, purchases is a wise investment, says Emma Akbareian

Letter: A Labour government should not be cutting disability benefit

Sir: As someone who is paralysed from the neck down, I would like to know how cutting my benefit will "incentivise" me back to work or, more to the point, will encourage employers to feel that I am more employable ("Disability benefit cut but those who go back to work will get bonus", 2 February).

O'Driscoll's brilliance proves Irish have nous to match the passion

Ireland 17 - South Africa 12

Morrison stops the rot in converted Safeway stores

WM Morrison shares shot up 15 per cent yesterday in spite of a deteriorating performance in the group's core business and continued poor trading in the shops that came with this year's Safeway acquisition.

Johnson's ravenous Tigers devour Leeds

Leicester 42 - Leeds 20

Final curtain for Llewelyn-Bowen and 'Changing Rooms'

For some, it was the programme guilty of triggering the trend for the endlessly dull makeover programme that now dominates television schedules. But for others, it was the path to the joys of fake zebra-skin sofas, purple drapes and endless MDF fibreboard.

After 13 years of hold-ups and incompetence, the EU's 'Berlaymonster' rises like a phoenix

The entrance lobby looks like the inside of Stansted airport, while the most exclusive meeting room would not seem out of place on the Starship Enterprise.

E Jane Dickson: 'I'm not finding the sensation of half a bottle of Nivea dripping down my cleavage very relaxing'

Clara is giving me a makeover. "Just lie back, madam," she instructs in soothing, Sybil Fawlty tones. "You'll find this very relaxing."

It's all a question of taste

A course in holistic interior design might sound a bit strange, but Hester Lacey found she learnt lots of practical tips to create a room to suit her mood
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Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

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Britain's 24-hour culture

With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
Diplomacy board game: Treachery is the way to win - which makes it just like the real thing

The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
Lady Chatterley's Lover: Racy underwear for fans of DH Lawrence's equally racy tome

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Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

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60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones