As Lego toys were blasted into the cosmos to accompany Denmark’s first man in space, the plastic bricks maker reported a surge in its first-half profits. The Danish company said operating profit for the six months to the end of June rose 27% from a year earlier to 4,607 kronerRead More →

My five siblings and I grew up in a cruel wasteland of deprivation that included whole-wheat cereals, secondhand clothing and shared rooms. To add insult to injury, we didn’t even have a TV to distract us from our hardship. My parents weren’t poor, so as a child I simply assumedRead More →

If any colour can stake a claim to be the oldest, it is red. We’ve been seeing red (an expression which turns out to be more than just metaphorical) since our neolithic days. It is the most primary of primary colours – the very blood in our veins is red.Read More →

Lawn bowls is the latest sport with a somewhat stuffy reputation to get an informal makeover (see also golf). Barefoot bowls is an Australian spin on the traditional game, with added music, drinking and chatting – and, as the name implies, minus the shoes. Now one group has brought itRead More →