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He signed the Sex Pistols, invented megastores, founded an airline, introduced tilting trains and is planning to send fare-paying passengers into space. Now, Richard Branson, lizard king of the shape-shifting Virgin brand, has revealed his latest product... a £300 tap.
But they are designed to transport wearer and onlooker alike into a world rich with suggestion
1. Rowenta DG8760 Pro Perfect
This iron sails through crumpled laundry, even tough linen, with complete ease, which you'd hope, at this price.
J.Edgar - starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Judi Dench, Naomi Watts W.E. - starring: Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D'Arcy, Oscar Isaac
A room for dropping things on carpets, a big smashing machine and very clean bathrooms... Rhodri Marsden takes a tour of Dyson's nerve centre
The Feast are an augmented duo, configured around the robust presences of Pauls Sartin and Hutchinson, one of Bellowhead, the other of Hoover the Dog – respectively voice/violin, oboe and accordion.
We seem embarrassed by it, but we could all do with more of the sort of respite offered by today's two-minute pause
One of the progenitors of "krautrock" and as charmingly elusive a bunch as the field has produced.
The 'Waterworld' star has spent 15 years developing device to separate oil from sea water and it is now being put to work
Over a quarter of carbon emissions come from the home. Rather than just telling people to cut back on what energy they use, it's up to manufacturers, engineers and scientists to make efficient appliances the norm – whether that's heating systems, fridge freezers or, indeed, vacuum cleaners. And then there's the humble lightbulb.
Another box of Gallic tricks