Underground, overground: The return of the Wombles

As the furry TV superstars re-emerge from a 30-year hibernation to play Glastonbury, the man behind their greatest hits relives the pleasures and pitfalls of the glory days – and reveals how he survived 'career suicide'

10 best children's audio books

Audio books can be just as engaging a way into a love of books as bedtime reading. From Paddington to Pooh, here are some of our favourites.

Paddington's Merchant Square building is a bit of a mind-bender

Britain is awash with large commercial buildings whose façades have been tarted up with supposedly creative gubbins because planners encourage the so-called Per Cent For Art approach. We're not talking Anish Kapoor. Nine times out of ten, that 1 per cent of building cost pays for witless "artistic" glass fins projecting from façades.

Phone calls reveal 7/7 Tube chaos

Dramatic phone calls revealed tonight how the emergency services struggled to cope with the chaos sparked by the July 7 suicide bomb attacks.

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Tips and Deals of the Week: 31/01/2010

The Tips

The website is offering holidays to UK shoppers for the first time in association with Octopus Travel. It says more than 50,000 deals will be on offer from 99p.