ScottishPower cuts prices by 3.3 per cent
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Saturday 21 July 2012
This week's most imaginative plan for the eurozone came from Lombard Street Research, a City economics consultancy. It suggested Gordon Ramsay, the chef who sorts out troubled restaurants, should give it the Hell's Kitchen treatment.
Saturday 21 July 2012
I never said women should return to the 1950s, but that should not mean that the home gets overlooked
Saturday 14 July 2012
As holidaymakers know, Donostia is the Basque name for San Sebastian, the lovely, sun-drenched municipality on the north coast of Spain that's capital of the Basque country. Tourists spill into it every year to, um, bask in the Bay of Biscay, to drink txakoli and nibble pungent snacks in the tiny bars of the Parte Vieja (or 'Old Part of Town') or sample the classier cuisine of the Michelin-starred Arzak restaurant.
Friday 29 June 2012
From a chic hangout in a quiet cove to a left-field chill-out bar that aims to channel "the hippy spirit of India in the Eighties"...
Sunday 24 June 2012
A Georgian-style house surrounded by fields makes a charming alternative to urban chain hotels, discovers Cathy Packe
What To Do, See & Buy: John Lewis fabrics; Brindisa; Another London; The Oak Room; Sushilla; Create 2012 Souvenirs
Saturday 23 June 2012
Sunday 17 June 2012
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Notebook: Surely food safety can be distilled into one simple rule... nuke it, and the stuff that might have killed you gets nuked, too
Sunday 10 June 2012
Leicestershire's struck gold. At least it has in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2012. At last month's prize-giving ceremony, Leicester Theatre Trust, the body behind the city's performance space, Curve (0116 242 3595; curveonline.co.uk), picked up a gold Access for All Tourism Award for its commitment to theatregoers with disabilities. You can take a closer look at Curve on one of its fortnightly guided tours (the next one is on 23 June, adults £3, under-18s £2), while, front of house, this month's performances include the family favourite Horrible Histories, performed by the Birmingham Stage Company on 11-13 June (tickets £14).
Thursday 07 June 2012
Cooking will be the subject of Simon Cowell’s latest talent search as the X Factor judge launches a new prime-time competition to discover the best British dish.
Saturday 02 June 2012
Britain's biggest food producer, Premier Foods, faced upheaval at its top table yesterday when its chairman quit after less than two years in the job.
On The Menu: Xiao long bao dim sum; Soho's Coach and Horses pub; Gourmet Burger Kitchen; La Fée's absinthe blanche
Friday 01 June 2012
This week I've been eating... xiao long bao dim sum
Friday 25 May 2012
The drop in demand for home milk deliveries and supermarket competition has caused Dairy Crest to post its first annual loss as a public company, after a £81.7m writedown.
Friday 18 May 2012
Food icons from around the world
Friday 18 May 2012
He insists on seasonal ingredients, is keen to sample the most exotic of local cuisines, and waxes lyrical about his breakfast. Charlotte McDonald-Gibson wonders if 007 was the prototype foodie
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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