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Notting Hill

The Camerons: Off duty but still firmly on message

There's no such thing as a holiday when you're the Prime Minister. Nick Clegg may be manning the dispatch box in London, but Dave and Sam are very much on duty as they pose for pictures at Daymer Beach in Cornwall.

Talent 2010: The politician, Nick Boles

Nick Boles is a good bet for a fast-track promotion if the Conservative Party wins the general election. Although he would be a new MP if he wins the normally safe Tory seat of Grantham and Rutland, he would already be on the inside track of a David Cameron government.

Recycled homes: Derelict to des-res

Disused car parks and empty shops might not sound like ideal homes, but a new scheme is making use of empty council space. Jenny Knight reports

White riot: The week Notting Hill exploded

Today, Notting Hill is one of the nation's most exclusive enclaves, home to the rich, famous and fashionable. But it hasn't always been an oasis of affluence. Fifty years ago this week, it was gripped by the worst racial violence ever seen in Britain. Mark Olden hears the inside story of the riots and their aftermath

Tim Lott: I've become so disillusioned with interior design

What is interior design? Those who evangelise it will claim it is all about beauty, elegance and making an ugly world a little more lovely. But to me it is far more about the pursuit of "good taste" – that great, and yawningly empty, holy grail for the anxious middle-classes.

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