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Sticking with the theme of expensiveness, country and western singer, actress and macrobiotic mum Gwyneth Paltrow turned her attention to fashion last night. Back in London, she headed to Mark’s Club to celebrate the relaunch of the nice and pricey Bottega Veneta store.
An interview in the Daily Beast with actor and the star of many [...]
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Here we go again. As military operations wind down in Iraq and the consistent trickle of casualties in Afghanistan are over-shadowed by the thousands drowned in Japan and the hundreds battered in Northern Africa, the anti-war protesters need a new hook from which to hang their banner. So, in the name of shouting loudest, reasoned [...]
Spring is in the air – and it seems everyone is rushing to put their house on the market. But our Online House Hunter warns you to do your homework first.
Charlton v Southampton, League One, tonight 7.45pm
Lay Charlton at 3.3 to one with Betfair
Charlton started off well under Chris Powell but they have hit a dire run of form. They have not won any of their last eight matches and indeed have lost seven of those, scoring only five time in that period. The result [...]
It is not even as well supported by the British public as the Iraq invasion, according to a ComRes/ ITV News poll out tonight. The poll shows that 53% of people think British forces shouldn’t risk death to protect Libyan opposition forces against Gaddafi’s regime.
Only 35% agree it is right for the UK to [...]
Last week I spoke to Yohji Yamamoto, in a rare interview, at the site of “Yohji Making Waves” at the Wapping Project, East London. The designer, currently enjoying a huge retrospective at London’s V&A, posed for photographs in front of his silk wedding dress with bamboo crinoline (1998), suspended in the Project’s Boiler House, which [...]
The House of Commons is debating Libya – after the planes have gone in, for the Henry Porter Tendency who accuse Tony Blair of riding cliché over parliamentary accountability.
It seems as if it is an interesting debate, and as if Ed Miliband got the tone right in supporting liberal interventionism – a welcome recovery from [...]
We reported the massive study of Britain’s new middle class by BritainThinks, Deborah Mattinson’s new research company, in The Independent on Sunday yesterday.
The coverage included Mattinson’s account of her experience of talking about class in focus groups since the late 1980s, and three memoirs of being brought up in different classes, by an alarmingly thin [...]
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