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Zoe Pilger reviews feminist artist Sarah Lucas's first major solo exhibition

The 10 best school bags

Prepare for the inevitable pre-term panic by equipping your child with a sturdy yet stylish backpack. There’s something here to help shoulder every load...

'Petrified' Tate staff blame new managers

Complaints that managers brought in to cut costs have brought with them a whole new regime designed to 'get rid of people'

Staff paint a grim picture of bullying culture at the Tate

An employee survey found that 13 per cent of the 586 employees questioned said they had experienced bullying

The 10 best picnics

Love the idea of eating alfresco, but not the fiddly preparation of a portable feast? With these ready-made sets, all you need to do is lay down and eat up...

The 10 best horror films

There are few cinematic experiences as involving as a good scary movie as long as you watch with a friend - so here are 10 of the scariest...

The 10 best cookies

Crunchy or chewy? Studded with chocolate chips or stuffed full of oats? Whichever way your cookie crumbles, check our this scrumptious selection...

The 10 best finance books

Does the ongoing financial turmoil leave you scratching your head? Worry not, here’s our pick of the finest - and most readable - books about Big Money...

The 10 best dining chairs

Are you sitting comfortably? If not, check out our selection of seats that will make sure you eat supper in style...

The 10 Best electric toothbrushes

They’re supposed to get your teeth shinier and whiter than a manual brush, but which will give you the most gleaming smile?

Carry on kit: Innovative travel gadgets for your summer holiday

From GoToob's colourful silicon tubes to a sun-protection cream that claims to ward off jellyfish...

The 10 best folding bikes

Whether you want to take your wheels on the train, beat the thieves or just declutter your hallway, a bicycle that folds up neatly is the ideal solution...

Livelihoods destroyed as looters roam streets

Stores emptied and set ablaze as violence spreads across capital

Preview: High Watermark

Britain's most eminent watercolour artists come together in an exhibition due to be unveiled at Mall Galleries London.

The 10 best wireless speakers

Want to feel the noise without being wired for sound? The latest gadgets let you enjoy your music without cluttering your room with cables.

John Hoyland: Artist whose vibrant, vivid style made him one of Britain's greatest abstractionists

John Hoyland was one of the great British exponents of abstract painting. His work, much of it on a large scale, is remarkable for its bold useof colour and, in recent years, its three-dimensional quality, through the use of thickly-layered and textured acrylic paint.

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In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
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Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
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Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
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Pot of gold

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From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

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Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

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Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

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Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

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