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Over-50 jobseekers to get government support

Over-50 jobseekers to get government support

The UK government has pledged to support older jobseekers and help them find work in a long-term economic plan to be [read more]

Apple’s poor working conditions exposed by BBC Panorama

Apple’s poor working conditions exposed by BBC Panorama

Unfavourable working conditions in Chinese factories supplying Apple products have once again been exposed in a BBC [read more]

Pakistan mourns the dead in Peshawar school attack

Pakistan mourns the dead in Peshawar school attack

Grief-stricken relatives have begun to bury the 141 victims of the massacre committed by the Pakistani Taliban at an [read more]

SPECIAL: Christmas 2014

Perfect Christmas recipes: Mince Pies and Chocolate Fondant from Lyle’s and Sixtyone

As the last weekend before Christmas comes to an end, those responsible for Christmas lunch this year frantically scour [read more]

Indulgent lunches in London for Christmas 2014

It’s almost here: what everyone’s been talking about, preparing for, the climax to weeks of festive build-up. [read more]

Five must-see exhibitions in London for Christmas 2014

It’s a given that, whatever the season, London’s art scene will always be a rich source of varied work, showcasing [read more]

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Live music

Fumaça Preta at Rough Trade East

Some bands would find it difficult to raise the energy level for a lunchtime show, but [read more]

Cabaret Confidential at The Pheasantry

The most magical thing about applauded showcase Cabaret Confidential is that audiences [read more]

XFM’S Winter Wonderland at Brixton Academy

XFM may not be as big a bastion of radio broadcasting as it used to be, but on a dreary [read more]

Gogol Bordello at the Roundhouse

Tonight, the Roundhouse is packed. It’s a sold-out show, and Mariachi El Bronx are [read more]

Lily Allen at Brixton Academy

Last Christmas, Lily Allen lit up television sets with her reworking of Somewhere Only We [read more]

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton at the Royal Albert Hall

As imaginative and inspiring as Tim Burton himself, this exquisite performance of Danny [read more]

Fashion & Lifestyle

The perfect nails for Christmas: metallic, sparkle and snow

With Christmas less than a week away and those last minute presents finally wrapped and [read more]

Five ways to be greener in 2015

Millions of householders are looking forward to being leaner and greener in 2015 by [read more]

Winter handbag trends

After swapping hazy afternoons and sundresses for dark mornings and snuggly knits, the [read more]

Planning a stag in 2015? Five hilarious themes for the event

Grooming the groom for a spectacular stag do next year but struggling for inspiration? [read more]

This Works: Sleep Plus Pillow Spray

Sleep is as essential to us as food, air and water. With one in 10 adults suffering from [read more]

WAH and Skinnydip design the coolest phone cases around

Skinnydip and WAH have teamed up to create a range of colourful, fashion-forward iPhone [read more]

ART GALLERY
25 NOVEMBER 2014

Art

Five must-see exhibitions in London for Christmas 2014

It’s a given that, whatever the season, London’s art scene will always be a rich source of varied work, showcasing household names to up-and-coming practitioners. [read more]

Small Stories: At Home in a Doll’s House at the V&A Museum of Childhood

Through the stories of 12 doll’s houses from the past 300 years, visitors to the V&A Museum of Childhood are offered a unique look at British social history. By way of [read more]

Information Age at the Science Museum

200 years of design and innovation in communication and information technologies are celebrated in Information Age: Six Networks that Changed Our World, the Science [read more]

Theatre

City of Angels at Donmar Warehouse

Donmar Warehouse’s revival of the City of Angels, the relatively modern musical from Larry Gelbart, Cy Coleman and David Zippel, tells the story of a writer commissioned to [read more]

Slava’s Snowshow at Royal Festival Hall

Slava Polunin wanted to create a show that “would help spectators be released from the jail of adulthood and rediscover their forgotten childhood.” Slava’s Snowshow [read more]

Wicked at the Apollo Victoria

During its first West End run in 2006, Wicked grabbed a certain section of musical theatre fans by their ruby red slippers and hasn’t let go since. Back then, the [read more]

Food & drinks

Indulgent lunches in London for Christmas 2014

It’s almost here: what everyone’s been talking about, preparing for, the climax to weeks of festive build-up. That’s right, Christmas Day is fast approaching and [read more]

Sixtyone in Marylebone

Set in lovely south Marylebone, a short walk from Marble Arch, Sixtyone is the place to go to celebrate a special occasion, or simply eat good food. It ticks all the boxes a [read more]

Taste of London Winter: the capital’s food festival is back with festive treats

Can you hear it? The faint ringing of sleigh bells, the soon-to-be-regretted booking of office parties and the smug chatter of those who have already secured their gifts, [read more]


Music

AC/DC – Rock or Bust

Dedication and perseverance epitomise the fractured yet compelling journey of Australian rock giants AC/DC. Despite being bruised by tragedy, most significantly with the [read more]

U2 announce groundbreaking 2015 tour iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE

The dates for U2’s upcoming iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour have been announced by Live Nation. The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour, which begins in 2015, will see U2 play indoor [read more]

Gemma Hayes – Bones + Longing

Although she embraces forward-thinking promotion strategies, significantly with her decision to release a new album through direct-to-fan music platform Pledge Music, Gemma [read more]

Books

In Conversation with John Pilger at the Victoria & Albert Museum

In the theatre of journalism, John Pilger is one of the great leading men. Making his name in the early 1970s with bruising and incisive documentaries about the horrors of [read more]

Physical books are still irreplaceable

After the introduction of Kindles and e-books and tablets, the world got a little bit anxious about the potentially damned future of physical books. Frankly, we needn’t [read more]

Five of the best book-to-screen adaptations

The art of adaptation is a tricky business, with most attempts being met with groans from book-readers and grumbled insistences that you should probably just read the book. [read more]

Beauty

The perfect nails for Christmas: metallic, sparkle and snow

With Christmas less than a week away and those last minute presents finally wrapped and put under the tree, it’s the perfect time to give yourself a merry manicure. For [read more]

Boots acquires Soap and Glory

Health and beauty retailer, Alliance Boots, have settled an acquisition deal estimated at £50 million with skincare and cosmetics brand, Soap and Glory. Boots have been a [read more]

Samanatha Faiers creates false eyelash line

TOWIE star Samantha Faiers has created a false eyelash line as she revealed that she suffers from the disorder Trichotillomania, a condition that causes her to pull out her [read more]

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New York City

New York City holiday markets: Our top five for 2014

With the Rockefeller tree lit and carols playing merrily in department stores, the Christmas season has finally come to the Big Apple. Here are five of the city’s best [read more]

MacDella Cooper Foundation hosts United Against Ebola benefit

The Macdella Cooper Foundation’s United Against Ebola benefit could be summed up in a single word: honest. Held at the Landmark on the Park, one of New York’s lovely [read more]

Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages

The brand new New York musical Heathers, based on the cult 1989 dark comedy of the same name, manages to cover most of the important moments of the film – no details [read more]

Cinema

Five films to look forward to in 2015

2014 is coming to a close, and with 2015’s arrival come some of the most anticipated new releases. From new additions to everyone’s favourite franchises to the [read more]

Interview: Agyness Deyn on new movie Electricity

Electricity is actress Agyness Deyn’s third feature film, due to be released on 12th December. Based on the book by Ray Robinson, it delves into the emotive and [read more]

New 007 movie Spectre starring Daniel Craig as Bond begins production

James Bond producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, today released the title of the 24th James Bond adventure: Spectre. The film, from Albert R Broccoli’s EON [read more]

Fashion news

River Island announces Design Forum collaboration with Jean-Pierre Braganza

Jean-Pierre Braganza has been unveiled as the latest burgeoning designer to collaborate with River Island’s Womenswear Design Forum Initiative. London-based Braganza joins [read more]

The V&A unveils summer shoe exhibition

London’s iconic V&A museum announced earlier in 2014 that it would be holding an exhibition dedicated to shoes. The exhibition, titled Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, will [read more]

The Pantone colour of 2015: Marsala

Pantone has announced that the colour of the year for 2015 is Marsala (PANTONE® 18-1438). The earthy wine shade “enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and [read more]

Sport & Tech

Liverpool gets a new sponsor

Liverpool gets a new sponsor

It’s been a very rough year for the Liverpool faithful, as the storied football club has had a number of inexplicable struggles. The most recent problematic result was a fairly devastating 0-3 loss to resurgent Manchester United at Old Trafford, and Liverpool now sits [read more]

Top poker software training apps

Top poker software training apps

Reputable poker training software can be a challenge to find, but once you do it’s a massively useful tool to assist you [read more]

Las Vegas: win a trip for two to one of the most lavish places on earth

Las Vegas: win a trip for two to one of the most lavish places on earth

Las Vegas, self-proclaimed entertainment capital of the world, is a must-visit destination on many people’s bucket list. [read more]

Pennsylvania: a history of the new gambling destination

Pennsylvania: a history of the new gambling destination

Nevada, home to the infamous Las Vegas, is the world-renowned mecca of the gambling world. But Pennsylvania has been [read more]

Feature of the week

    How to plant bulbs in containers

    The humble bulb can be planted in the garden or on a balcony in pots or window boxes. These plants need very little attention most of the year, and once they have finished their growing cycle all you have to do is let the leaves die […]

Live music

Fumaça Preta at Rough Trade East

Some bands would find it difficult to raise the energy level for a lunchtime show, but [read more]

Cabaret Confidential at The Pheasantry

The most magical thing about applauded showcase Cabaret Confidential is that audiences [read more]

XFM’S Winter Wonderland at Brixton Academy

XFM may not be as big a bastion of radio broadcasting as it used to be, but on a dreary [read more]

Gogol Bordello at the Roundhouse

Tonight, the Roundhouse is packed. It’s a sold-out show, and Mariachi El Bronx are [read more]

Lily Allen at Brixton Academy

Last Christmas, Lily Allen lit up television sets with her reworking of Somewhere Only We [read more]

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton at the Royal Albert Hall

As imaginative and inspiring as Tim Burton himself, this exquisite performance of Danny [read more]

Fashion & Lifestyle

The perfect nails for Christmas: metallic, sparkle and snow

With Christmas less than a week away and those last minute presents finally wrapped and [read more]

Five ways to be greener in 2015

Millions of householders are looking forward to being leaner and greener in 2015 by [read more]

Winter handbag trends

After swapping hazy afternoons and sundresses for dark mornings and snuggly knits, the [read more]

Planning a stag in 2015? Five hilarious themes for the event

Grooming the groom for a spectacular stag do next year but struggling for inspiration? [read more]

This Works: Sleep Plus Pillow Spray

Sleep is as essential to us as food, air and water. With one in 10 adults suffering from [read more]

WAH and Skinnydip design the coolest phone cases around

Skinnydip and WAH have teamed up to create a range of colourful, fashion-forward iPhone [read more]

Art

Five must-see exhibitions in London for Christmas 2014

It’s a given that, whatever the season, London’s art scene will always be a rich source of varied work, showcasing household names to up-and-coming practitioners. [read more]

Small Stories: At Home in a Doll’s House at the V&A Museum of Childhood

Through the stories of 12 doll’s houses from the past 300 years, visitors to the V&A Museum of Childhood are offered a unique look at British social history. By way of [read more]

Information Age at the Science Museum

200 years of design and innovation in communication and information technologies are celebrated in Information Age: Six Networks that Changed Our World, the Science [read more]

Theatre

City of Angels at Donmar Warehouse

Donmar Warehouse’s revival of the City of Angels, the relatively modern musical from Larry Gelbart, Cy Coleman and David Zippel, tells the story of a writer commissioned to [read more]

Slava’s Snowshow at Royal Festival Hall

Slava Polunin wanted to create a show that “would help spectators be released from the jail of adulthood and rediscover their forgotten childhood.” Slava’s Snowshow [read more]

Wicked at the Apollo Victoria

During its first West End run in 2006, Wicked grabbed a certain section of musical theatre fans by their ruby red slippers and hasn’t let go since. Back then, the [read more]

Food & drinks

Indulgent lunches in London for Christmas 2014

It’s almost here: what everyone’s been talking about, preparing for, the climax to weeks of festive build-up. That’s right, Christmas Day is fast approaching and [read more]

Sixtyone in Marylebone

Set in lovely south Marylebone, a short walk from Marble Arch, Sixtyone is the place to go to celebrate a special occasion, or simply eat good food. It ticks all the boxes a [read more]

Taste of London Winter: the capital’s food festival is back with festive treats

Can you hear it? The faint ringing of sleigh bells, the soon-to-be-regretted booking of office parties and the smug chatter of those who have already secured their gifts, [read more]

Music

AC/DC – Rock or Bust

Dedication and perseverance epitomise the fractured yet compelling journey of Australian rock giants AC/DC. Despite being bruised by tragedy, most significantly with the [read more]

U2 announce groundbreaking 2015 tour iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE

The dates for U2’s upcoming iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour have been announced by Live Nation. The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour, which begins in 2015, will see U2 play indoor [read more]

Gemma Hayes – Bones + Longing

Although she embraces forward-thinking promotion strategies, significantly with her decision to release a new album through direct-to-fan music platform Pledge Music, Gemma [read more]

Books

In Conversation with John Pilger at the Victoria & Albert Museum

In the theatre of journalism, John Pilger is one of the great leading men. Making his name in the early 1970s with bruising and incisive documentaries about the horrors of [read more]

Physical books are still irreplaceable

After the introduction of Kindles and e-books and tablets, the world got a little bit anxious about the potentially damned future of physical books. Frankly, we needn’t [read more]

Five of the best book-to-screen adaptations

The art of adaptation is a tricky business, with most attempts being met with groans from book-readers and grumbled insistences that you should probably just read the book. [read more]

Beauty

The perfect nails for Christmas: metallic, sparkle and snow

With Christmas less than a week away and those last minute presents finally wrapped and put under the tree, it’s the perfect time to give yourself a merry manicure. For [read more]

Boots acquires Soap and Glory

Health and beauty retailer, Alliance Boots, have settled an acquisition deal estimated at £50 million with skincare and cosmetics brand, Soap and Glory. Boots have been a [read more]

Samanatha Faiers creates false eyelash line

TOWIE star Samantha Faiers has created a false eyelash line as she revealed that she suffers from the disorder Trichotillomania, a condition that causes her to pull out her [read more]

New York City

New York City holiday markets: Our top five for 2014

With the Rockefeller tree lit and carols playing merrily in department stores, the Christmas season has finally come to the Big Apple. Here are five of the city’s best [read more]

MacDella Cooper Foundation hosts United Against Ebola benefit

The Macdella Cooper Foundation’s United Against Ebola benefit could be summed up in a single word: honest. Held at the Landmark on the Park, one of New York’s lovely [read more]

Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages

The brand new New York musical Heathers, based on the cult 1989 dark comedy of the same name, manages to cover most of the important moments of the film – no details [read more]

Cinema

Five films to look forward to in 2015

2014 is coming to a close, and with 2015’s arrival come some of the most anticipated new releases. From new additions to everyone’s favourite franchises to the [read more]

Interview: Agyness Deyn on new movie Electricity

Electricity is actress Agyness Deyn’s third feature film, due to be released on 12th December. Based on the book by Ray Robinson, it delves into the emotive and [read more]

New 007 movie Spectre starring Daniel Craig as Bond begins production

James Bond producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, today released the title of the 24th James Bond adventure: Spectre. The film, from Albert R Broccoli’s EON [read more]

Fashion news

River Island announces Design Forum collaboration with Jean-Pierre Braganza

Jean-Pierre Braganza has been unveiled as the latest burgeoning designer to collaborate with River Island’s Womenswear Design Forum Initiative. London-based Braganza joins [read more]

The V&A unveils summer shoe exhibition

London’s iconic V&A museum announced earlier in 2014 that it would be holding an exhibition dedicated to shoes. The exhibition, titled Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, will [read more]

The Pantone colour of 2015: Marsala

Pantone has announced that the colour of the year for 2015 is Marsala (PANTONE® 18-1438). The earthy wine shade “enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and [read more]