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Trend forecaster Susan Llewellyn predicts the future

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John Walsh: Who buys this sort of stuff? Not me

Generalisations about nationality are worthless. I've met plenty of extremely unpassionate Spaniards, several far-from-cowardly Italians and a few Welshmen who have no obvious tendencies to larceny. So I'm suspicious about the claim that the Office of National Statistics' annual update of the country's favourite purchases offers a true picture of the Real British. They keep a record of the 650-odd things on which we spend more than £400m, and claim that these goods and services somehow define us as a population. And if sales drop below a certain level, it means that we're just not like that any more.

Hilco sells retailer Allied Carpets

Hilco, the retail restructuring firm, has sold Allied Carpets to a consortium of private investors.

Peaches Geldof accused of shoplifting

Peaches Geldof has been accused of shoplifting.

Top 10 storage tips for the home

Despite the recent baby boom, Brits are still reluctant to move home and are trying to maximise the space they have indoors as a result.

Cooper Brown: Peaches Geldof

Back in civilisation, back in London, thank God. I went on a bender to celebrate my mom’s departure to the US. Ben took me to this weird place where we ended up with a bunch of young trendies that included the insufferable Peaches Geldof. God knows what it is that this girl does to fill her empty days.

That's rich... Expenses watchdog spent £300,000 on office fit-out

The watchdog in charge of policing MPs' expenses spent almost £300,000 of taxpayers' money furnishing its new London offices, it emerged yesterday.

Album: Marianne Faithfull, Horses and High Heels (Dramatico)

Another year, another croaky signal from Planet Marianne.

Stay the night: No 14 Verbier, Switzerland

This refurbished Swiss hotel is leading the way with its boutique style. And the food is excellent, too, says Minty Clinch

Soak up the style: How to make the most of your bathroom

Invest in brilliant basins, marvellous mirrors, trendy taps and chic cupboards

Sheridan's lawyer claims phone may have been hacked

Police are investigating whether Tommy Sheridan's solicitor's phone was targeted by a hacker during preparations for the Scottish Socialist's perjury trial arising from his libel victory against the News of the World.

The Pride of a Nation: Luxury liner that's set to sail once more

The splendour of SS France is celebrated in a new exhibition as plans to build a successor forge ahead. John Lichfield reports

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From hidden televisions and disappearing cabinets to hanging chairs and sliding-top tables...
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