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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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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game