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3. A trend for 2013 is to use colour more creatively – here a bright blue picks out a doorway and a dusky pink wall is given a neon yellow detail. From Decorate Workshop by Holly Becker, £25

Life in bright colours

Zingy pink, lime green, violet and neon dominate the fashion and design palettes this season. Trish Lorenz speaks to top blogger Holly Beck to find out how to use them at home

Grace Dent on Television...Nigel Slater: Life is Sweets BBC4

Thanks to Nigel, I spent the evening recalling happy memories of confectionery cravings

1. Top drawer: Try Fears and Kahn for glam vintage furniture such as this Etienne chest of drawers, £850, fearsandkahn.co.uk.

World (wide web) of interiors

From flash sales to high-end boutiques, Britain's online design shops are booming. Trish Lorenz favourites her top bookmarks in time for Christmas

Alan Hansen rarely misses a chance to dig out his pointing trowel

Matt Butler: Rearranging the chairs is not enough, Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer have had their day

View From The Sofa: Match of the Day BBC 1

Boy 'thought he was right' to shoot neo-Nazi father

A ten-year-old boy who used a snub-nosed revolver to shoot his neo-Nazi father in the head "thought that what he was doing was right," and therefore "cannot be held responsible" for the crime of murder, his attorneys have claimed.

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Step into my office

More of us are working from home than ever before, but it doesn't have to mean documents on the dining table or conference calls over the cornflakes.

Man jailed for 12 years for fatal sex attack on pensioner

A young man who raped and killed a frail woman in her sheltered home was jailed for more than 12 years today.

Runner Martyn Rooney who's local borough was ransacked by rioters last year

Team GB's Martyn Rooney aims to succeed in the face of London rioters

Runner Martyn Rooney has said he will make his Olympic performance count a year after rioters devastated his local borough of Croydon. 

78 dead in southern Russia floods

Torrential rains dropped nearly a foot of water on a Black Sea region in southern Russia overnight, setting off intense flooding that killed at least 78 people and forced some in the largely rural area to take refuge in trees and on roofs, officials said today.

Rosie Millard: Real men love housework

So, given the choice, men prefer doing most of the housework. Who knew? According to researchers from Cambridge, using a survey of 30,000 households, chaps find that home life is a lot smoother if they do the cooking, washing, cleaning and shopping. Rather than letting their grumbling other halves do it.

Man denies having sex with ex-wife's bull mastiff dog

A man accused of having sex with his ex-wife's bull mastiff dog has told a court the allegation is a “total lie”.

Harriet Walker: 'You can never escape the phone...'

In the olden days, we are told, people – specifically, girls – sat by the phone willing it to ring. Thankfully, in this era of on-the-go eterno-contact, you needn't sit at home to do this. Instead, you can do all manner of adventurous and distracting things while you will your phone to ring.

Simon Kelner: Ciggies and swearing enough for me to feel grown up

Did you see the results of a survey of 2,000 individuals which indicated that most people don't think they are truly grown up until the age of 26. And, in case you're not quite sure, the report also listed the 50 tell-tale signs of full-blown adulthood.

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