Students revolt over newly imposed conservative dress code
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Monday 19 July 2010
Fashion has cast off any whimsical tendencies in favour of all that is pragmatic, or so the story goes.
Sunday 18 July 2010
Thursday 15 July 2010
Asos, the online fashion retailer, continued to deliver "scorching" sales in its first quarter, as it emerged that its chief executive has pocketed nearly £15m by selling a fifth of his stake. Nick Robertson, who co-founded Asos in 2000, has sold 1.68 million shares at 890p, which has reduced his shareholding to 10.3 per cent, according to a regulatory filing yesterday. He said its international sales, which grew by 111 per cent for the quarter to 30 June, were "on fire". Mr Robertson cited strong growth in Germany, France and the US.
Sunday 11 July 2010
Sunday 04 July 2010
Carola Long: 'The fashion world loves Stella McCartney’s Seventies mum look – it’s the cheats way to do summer'
Saturday 12 June 2010
Why has the fashion world got so excited about Stella McCartney's "Seventies mum look", complete with denim skirt and sensible cork sandals? Because it's easy. It's the cheat's way to do summer. Such a demure ensemble offers a lifeline for anyone who considers the flesh exposure of plunging maxis and playsuits about as dignified as streaking at the World Cup.
Friday 11 June 2010
A 5,500-year-old leather shoe – complete with laces – has been unearthed in cave in Armenia.
Tuesday 01 June 2010
Stable rubber may have taken until the 19th century to reach the Old World, but ancient Mesoamericans had been playing ball with the stuff since 1,600 BC. And new research suggests not only were they the world's first polymer scientists, but they could also mix and match rubber compounds for different uses.
Friday 21 May 2010
With the sun out and the beautiful weather expected to last over the weekend and well into next week, we make some suggestions as to the best possible way to enjoy the warm spell.
Monday 17 May 2010
Monday 17 May 2010
Socks and sandals? Overly self-conscious styling device or quite a good look? Certainly, this one has, er, legs.
Thursday 13 May 2010
Deborah Ross: 'Making your own jam will save you having to go to the corner shop to buy it, which can take nearly two minutes'
Saturday 01 May 2010
If you ask me about making your own jam – it is "very back in fashion", according to a Sunday magazine – I will tell you that I've looked into it and have discovered that all you need are the following: jars, lids, thermometers, a funnel, a ladle (all sterilised), a preserving pan the size of a garage, oodles and oodles and oodles and oodles of fruit (with pith, stalks, leaves and pips removed) and something called "jam sugar" which isn't normal sugar, because it is jam sugar, and therefore the best sugar for jam.
Sunday 25 April 2010
Meet the Tarahumara, a tribe of Mexican Indians. If you can catch them up, that is, because they're the best distance runners in the world, who think nothing of blasting off on a 48-hour run after an all-night drinking session. Oh, and they don't wear trainers, preferring homemade sandals fashioned out of old tyres.
Tuesday 20 April 2010
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
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