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All things bright and beautiful: Contemporary fashion jewellery has never been so diverse or dramatic
Sunday 14 March 2010
Thursday 18 February 2010
Funny it's so difficult to find a doctor on call when pathologists seem to be queuing up to sort you out once you're dead. Here comes another one, but Ruth Galloway, expert in Roman remains, is a special creation. She isn't a sexless zombie in a starched white coat; she is really, messily, female. And she doesn't always get things right: her pregnancy is a big surprise. It's even more of a surprise to her puritanical parents.
Sunday 14 February 2010
Monday 01 February 2010
Sunday 24 January 2010
Saturday 23 January 2010
One of James Bond's most memorable foes was the gold smuggler Goldfinger. As well as his garish habit of painting women in gold, he wanted to detonate a nuclear bomb at the US gold reserve to increase the value of his insufficiently precious bullion. Thankfully, the fictional force of the British state defeated him, but 007's real-life counterparts at the Financial Services Authority were less effective in thwarting other would-be masters of the universe, bankers. The banking-inspired recession and consequent stock market crash have done for the price of gold what Auric Goldfinger intended at Fort Knox.
Friday 22 January 2010
Gold merchants who buy jewellery through the post are to be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) amid claims that they offer "shockingly" poor value for money.
Monday 11 January 2010
Monday 30 November 2009
It is my good fortune to go to many enjoyable literary events, but few have been as memorable as the launch of a new translation of The Queen’s Necklace by Antal Szerb, in the magical setting of Keats House in Hampstead last week
Friday 27 November 2009
A great-grandmother has scooped more than £850,000 on the National Lottery, Camelot said today.
Wednesday 21 October 2009
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Monday 05 October 2009
Chosen by Gemma Hayward
Thursday 24 September 2009
London Fashion Week's experimental edge was in evidence at the event's first full day of menswear. Any one missing the week's usual quota of gimp masks could sigh with relief at the Hellraiser-meets-Leigh-Bowery, nail-covered leather balaclavas by Jaiden rVa James, part of the Fashion East exhibition.
Sunday 20 September 2009
A Christian nurse was taken off frontline duties after she refused to take off a necklace bearing a cross.
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