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Ikea to Lulu via John Lewis: The short shelf life of interior design at No 10

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The Wallfashion Bureau, a group representing the British wallpaper industry, declared itself insulted. Derry Irvine, the first of Tony Blair’s lord chancellors, had defended the expenditure of £59,000 on handmade wall...

Snake shocks Sydney shoppers by slithering along supermarket spice shelf

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A three-metre-long python has surprised shoppers in a Sydney supermarket by slithering along a shelf in the spice section with a Woolworths spokesperson saying it was a “slippery and rare customer”. “Only in Australia...

Why fast-track grocery delivery apps could soon leave supermarkets on the shelf

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Over the past year, you may have noticed the rapid growth in all kinds of app-based delivery services. For a while, supermarkets weren’t involved: traditionally, the industry does not grow very much. The margins are s...

‘Forever chemicals’: the hidden threat from the PFAS toxins on your shelf

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For months I’ve been watching the construction of our new garage. The breeze-block walls have been built, soffits are in place under the eaves, the concrete floor has been poured and slate tiles are being fixed on to ...

Shelf shock: soaring supermarket prices shoppers find hard to swallow

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Inflation is rampant, and supermarket prices are no exception. Shoppers are returning to stores to find old favourites have leapt in price from one week to the next. The cost of consumer goods is spiralling at such a ...

Easy wins: ‘Just do one shelf’

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Often we have noble reasons for ending up with more than a few expired items lurking in the back of our pantry or fridge. We might have bought something unfamiliar to try a new recipe or expand our palate, and haven’t...