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A recent felling in Plymouth resulted in vote losses for the Conservatives in local elections
This is a challenge to small-time gardeners like me. How can you commune with nature when the queen of artifice has entered the fray?
Some people, it seems, would gladly spend three years on a cruise ship
‘The idea that high-end properties in Belgravia are going to be transformed into social housing is for the birds’
The change of policy signals another shift in how we share our viewing experiences with family and friends
The company’s brazen adverts for a prize draw for houses reinforce the idea that life is a lottery
The closure of the much-loved Italian institution in London tells us about our own choices
The epithet ‘citizen of nowhere’ was meant to be an insult but they are now increasingly sought after around the world
The Netflix thriller must strike a chord with city dwellers who’ve moved to the ’burbs — only to worry they paid far too much
‘So prolific were London apples that there are varieties named after its suburbs: Hounslow Wonder and the Merton Joy’
I have to learn how to be an autonomous adult again
‘Soho House is moving its linens and knick-knacks into our interiors. Where does the boundary lie?’
Many photographs are doomed to an online memory bank that we rarely look at and increasingly must pay for
Driving has been sold to us as freedom. It really isn’t
Both landlords and tenants take on risk but only one side has to reveal all in the application process
‘There are moments in history when the story changes, caused by war, a pandemic or a deep recession. We are there now’
As energy costs spiral, history shows how humans and animals paid dearly for electricity — and the progress it allowed
The barbarity in Ukraine challenges our complacency about the security and permanence of our homes
The ‘boomerang’ generation may have special ties to their parents’ palaces — but unlike the Queen, most will have inheritance tax to consider
‘When the sun comes out, and the grass is lush, who doesn’t think, well, one really must make the most of the lovely weather?’
Failure at the hands of ‘expert’ reviewers has made the Netflix comedy a success. So who do we listen to now?
A real fire is one of life’s great pleasures but should be weighed up against our health and that of the environment
The country houses of the smart set might be a better place to start the drugs war
If cutting down a tree is a crime against nature, are artificial trees, rented trees or farmed trees really any better?
Ikea, an early champion of the culture of disposability, has announced a new sustainable policy