Design Museum staff building the WikiHouse

New Design Museum exhibition claims 'the future is here'- but are we ready for home manufacturing?

The Future Is Here - A New Industrial Revolution is to open at London’s Design Museum. It’s a chance for the public to get up close to new technologies that are as significant to the future of global manufacturing industries as they are popular on Twitter and Youtube. 

Production staff choose between 30 cameras, which offered no hiding place for England’s Ravi Bopara after his duck

Football League agree new deal with Sky Sports

Latest deal runs until 2018

A woman looks at work by Sebastião Salgado at the Natural History Museum

The natural world, photographed by Sebastião Salgado – sponsored by a corporation that's despoiling the Amazon

Natural History Museum under fire for accepting cash from mining giant

Wildflowers grow in the Olympic Park meadows

Olympics legacy: Green enough to deserve environmental gold, but why so quiet?

A neglected aspect of the Games’ success

Life on Marsden: I’m turning into the worst sort of middle-class snob

I was cross, but I wasn’t sure why...

Ed Balls: 'the Chancellor has chosen the politically easy but economically reckless path'

Chancellor has scared off desperately-needed investment in electricity generation, says Ed Balls

Shadow chancellor accuses George Osborne of anti-green agenda

The High Court has ruled in favour of reallocating some fishing rights from big producers to small-scale fishermen

Big fishing firms lose battle over quotas

High Court rules in favour of reallocating some fishing rights from big producers to small-scale fishermen

Anthony Hilton: The road to gross domestic happiness

Interesting lunch on Tuesday with Jonathon Porritt, who was a guest of The Foundation, a growth and innovation consultancy to which I have been an adviser for some years.

For £5, investors can share in the returns from renewable energy

Solar can shine with democratic finance

New scheme aims to harness people power to raise profits from renewable energy

Construction work on the world's largest offshore wind farm, The London Array, off the coast of Margate, Kent

World's largest wind farm opened by David Cameron

The Thames Estuary construction will generate enough energy to power most homes in Kent

Shed of the Year 2013 winner

Solar-powered upside down boat shed is named Shed of the Year 2013

Welsh shed beats off stiff competition from 1,900 entries around the UK

Firefighters tackle a fire at the recycling plant J&A Young in Birmingham

Lanterns are a 'threat to life': senior MP speaks out following the biggest fire ever seen at a West Midlands factory

Calls for a ban on Chinese lanterns are made after one is understood to have started a fire causing £6million in damage

Festival-goers leave Glastonbury Festival as the clean up begins

Glastonbury 2013: The big clean-up in numbers

As thousands of Glastonbury festival-goers pack up their tents today they will wade through fields of litter, not mud.

Firefighters tackle a fire at the recycling plant J&A Young in Birmingham

Chinese lantern believed to have started huge fire at Midlands recycling plant near Birmingham

Rescue services are still tackling the fire that broke out in Smethwick on Sunday evening

The Week Ahead: Modern life gives Beales a beating

Department stores like the 32 shops that Beales runs are a dying breed. These small-town stores were once the heart of the high street. But, as other old-fashioned retailers have found, cheaper competitors, the internet and modern life have not been kind. Beales has shops from Harrogate to Horsham but its sales growth has been weak, and it reported a loss this year. When it reports its half-year results today, it is likely it will have suffered another tough period, with the inconsistent weather a major problem for many retailers.

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Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona - seven nights from £999pp
Lake Maggiore, Orta and the Matterhorn – seven nights from £899pp
Sicily – seven nights from £939pp
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples - seven nights from £799pp
Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
Mary Rose – two nights from £319pp
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried