In my previous dispatch from the traumatic home-hunting frontline, where regiments of estate agents fire broadsides of scorn at our hilarious budget-to-square-footage aspirations, I detailed how one such know-it-all had been forced to tell us – just as we were about to enter – why the house was unsellable, due to the all-pervasive stench of chemicals from the dry cleaner down below. Needless to say, we weren't inordinately tempted.
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Monday 21 January 2013
John Cranko’s Onegin feels like the ballet-of-the-opera, a watered-down version of a stronger story.
Sunday 13 January 2013
You may not be ready to leave your winterwear behind, but you can still put a spring in your step with these buys
Monday 07 January 2013
Fashion finds inspiration from the great explorers, discovers Harriet Walker
Wednesday 02 January 2013
You don't have to look scruffy when simply hanging out on the sofa. Swathe yourself in luxurious silk and cashmere for ultimate relaxation, says Emma Akbareian
Monday 31 December 2012
Here's my review of 2012: A lot of stuff happened. It was marvellous
Monday 17 December 2012
Veteran rocker Rod Stewart is easy to buy Christmas presents for according to his wife.
Sunday 16 December 2012
Craig was left in tears of laughter after Lisa's performance, while Kimberley and Pasha won their second perfect 40 of the series
Monday 10 December 2012
Stuck for ideas this Christmas? All out of steam in the shops? Let The Independent's fashion team help out. Gemma Hayward and Lee Holmes select the best buys for budgets big and small
Friday 30 November 2012
Main image: skateboard by Penny Skateboards, £99, The Conran Shop ; frames, from £5, John Lewis
Sunday 25 November 2012
Killy Nymphe Down jacket
Saturday 17 November 2012
There's no pleasure in watching other people suffer – not even when it's Nadine Dorries
Friday 16 November 2012
That the new chief executive of Girlguiding UK is willing to talk about sex can only be a good thing for the future of the organisation
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Could this be the pants revolution we've all been waiting for? A Japanese company claims to have invented a line of deodorizing underwear that will allow even the most flatulent to break wind without posioning the nostrils of friends and colleagues.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Michael van der Ham’s signature collage-style designs translate to a colourful cashmere collection for Brora, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Whether they have chunky heels, spindly stilettos or are sober flats, this season shoes are adorned with straps galore, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 3 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
- 4 UK weather: 'Coldest night of the year' tonight as freezing temperatures plummet to -10C
- 5 Game of Thrones is most-pirated TV show of 2014