Property

This is what every menu should look like

18 July 2015 9:00 am

The appallingly bad photograph below was taken on my mobile phone about 15 years ago. It shows the menu layout…

House-hunting in Cobham has driven me to the verge of insanity

4 July 2015 9:00 am

This much I know, I never want to live in an ‘executive home’, and neither do I want to live…

My eco-home nightmare

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Buying an eco-home? Expect stifling springs and summers

A young family plan their time in Margate, 1955

Margate's return to Dreamland

13 June 2015 9:00 am

How Margate got its groove back

Let's turn London into Venice: Thomas Heatherwick interviewed

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Give Thomas Heatherwick £175 million and he will turn London into Venice

Which behaved worse: callous Thomas Cook or cynical Barclays?

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Which is worse, morally and reputationally — to be Thomas Cook, shamed by its refusal to show proper human concern,…

Posh, educated and energetic: meet the servants of the super-rich

16 May 2015 9:00 am

There is a huge industry catering to London’s foreign plutocracy

Why the internet hasn’t killed estate agents (and what might)

9 May 2015 9:00 am

I don’t like to make business predictions, but — barring some apocalypse — I suspect there will be plenty of…

I don’t want to be a mansion tax migrant

2 May 2015 9:00 am

The super-rich can shrug off Labour’s big tax idea. People like me will be forced out

In praise of messy old kitchens

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Against sterile modern kitchens

The perils of planespotting

7 March 2015 9:00 am

A dangerous hobby Three men from Greater Manchester were arrested and held in the UAE after being seen writing down…

Should you buy an office block?

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Property

Save for a home I’ll never afford? I’d rather go shopping

Why twentysomethings don't save

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Why twentysomethings see no point in trying to save

The myth of the housing crisis

28 February 2015 9:00 am

The coalition is letting developers concrete over the countryside, but that won’t help young people buy houses

Want more diversity? Hire groups, not individuals

28 February 2015 9:00 am

If I were to give you a budget to choose your perfect house, you would quickly have a clear idea…

Dear Mary: How can I lie about my age and still use my Senior Railcard?

28 February 2015 9:00 am

Q. I was not brought up in England and don’t appear in Who’s Who. This means that there is no…

The hotels trying to turn Cornwall into Kensington

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Mousehole is a charming name; it is almost a charming place. It is a fishing village on Mount’s Bay, Cornwall,…

Are the Qataris ready for the curse of Canary Wharf?

22 November 2014 9:00 am

I’ve written before of a ‘curse of Qatar’ that might explain misfortunes attending the Gulf state’s UK investments, of which…

London’s real Olympic legacy: paying to build the stadium twice

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Giving London’s Olympic stadium a ‘legacy’ is proving to be a very costly business

How Italy failed the stress test (and Emilio Botín didn’t)

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Continuing last week’s theme, it was the Italian banks — with nine fails, four still requiring capital injections — that…

Prue Leith’s diary: I want to be green, but I’ve got some flights to take first...

18 October 2014 9:00 am

‘Please God, make me good, but not yet.’ I know the feeling. As I get older and more deeply retired,…

Why my friends love the idea of a nasty, stupid mansion tax

4 October 2014 9:00 am

I see all the flaws with a mansion tax, I really do. And yet some little piece of me, some…

Why the real winner from George Osborne’s ‘Google tax’ could be Nigel Farage

4 October 2014 9:00 am

George Osborne’s promise to crack down on multinational companies’ avoidance of UK taxes by the use of impenetrable devices such…