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 22 October 2012
The Last Word: Hodgson’s brief is to deliver us from the golden age that never was
Sunday 02 September 2012
Sunday 02 September 2012
I spent the first half of this summer only too pleased at the clouds, downpours and lingering chill in the air. I wanted the skies to reflect my mood, and if I wasn't feeling sunny or blithe, I was damned if anyone else should be.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
From tried and tested old-fashioned designs to high-tech super dryers
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Specialist sonar equipment is being used today to find the body of a four-year-old boy lost at sea.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
She reportedly kept a plastic surgery diary, showing it to anyone who asked
Monday 20 August 2012
Unlike many of the residents of London's Notting Hill, I stay put at carnival time. No escaping to sunnier or rural climes for me on the occasion of this, the biggest street party of the year.
Saturday 18 August 2012
This mammoth account of gay identity defers too much to the passing fads of pop culture
Thursday 16 August 2012
Mark Fast's designs have long been inspired by hosiery techniques, so a new collaboration with the tights titan Jonathan Aston is a perfect fit
Tuesday 14 August 2012
For the last fortnight, the nation has been uncharacteristically enthusiastic and, well, nice. But the Olympic closing ceremony saw us getting back to our snarky selves...
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Sand from the beach volleyball stadium outside Horseguards Parade will be used to build 36 new courts within the M25 over the coming months as part of an attempts to build a lasting legacy that will propel Britain towards the next Olympics in Rio.
Monday 06 August 2012
A man had to be led from his flat after a fire started when he tried to dry his underpants and socks in the microwave.
Thursday 02 August 2012
The first in our semi-regular, and most certainly satirical, character assassinations of gaming's virtual icons.
Sunday 29 July 2012
Next will launch an own-language website in China this autumn, as the fashion retailer seeks to capitalise on booming online revenues.
Saturday 28 July 2012
"The night's most enduring band – with Le Bon in Union Jack jacket – enter after a brief, bracing deluge"
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
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