Mary Portas is the latest television personality to be recruited by government – but politics is too important to be treated like a reality show, argues John Walsh
It used to be the place to go for bibs, bottles and buggies. Now Mothercare simply can’t compete with our love of luxury brands. <b>Alice-Azania Jarvis</b> reports
Robin Barton reports on the spectacular renaissance of arts and crafts in Britain – and explains how it could benefit us all
Inflation unexpectedly slowed last month, official figures revealed today, as hard-pressed retailers slashed prices to pull in cautious consumers.
The Zingzillas ... Peppa Pig ... Ben & Holly ... did you really think they were just cuddly TV characters loved by your two-year-old? Gerard Gilbert investigates the ruthless – and fearsomely lucrative – world of brand licensing
Is he a new man?
It was easyJet's 15th birthday last week, but when the budget airline releases its final results tomorrow, it will be its chief executive Carolyn McCall's plans for the future that investors will be focusing on. Ms McCall, who joined the company in July from Guardian Media Group, is set to outline the outcome of her strategic review.
David Cameron will fly to China today at the head of a delegation of more than 40 business leaders in a drive to win a multi-billion pound export boost for British business in the world's fastest-growing major economy.
If Denmark can outlaw danger chemical why can't we, ask experts
Leading British retailers selling products banned in Canada and US
Jon Venables's painstaking reintegration into society is threatened by recent events
Annie Deakin discovers how to create a Disney-free space for her pregnant bump
The average parent spends more than £600 on pushchairs and car seats, so you'll want to make sure you don't end up buying a buggy with wayward wheels. Not only do they come in a confusing array of shapes, sizes and styles, they can also be called all sorts of names; from buggies to strollers to travel systems.
A pram isn’t just a practical piece of equipment. It’s also a status symbol, a fashion statement – and a moral choice, finds mum-to-be Clare Dwyer Hogg
Birmingham City managing director Karren Brady denied any wrong doing after being re-arrested by police investigating alleged corruption in English football.
As recession looms, consumers are tightening their belts as never before. We gave three retail experts £50 each and sent them in search of better value on the high street