28th June 2008
Meanwhile, from Paris to Berlin, gays celebrate their freedom
9:41 PM — In Paris, half a million of some of the most desirable men - and women - in the world took to the streets of their elegant city to show tout le monde just how fabulous they are.
20 Pride marchers hurt in Czech attacks 1
8:48 PM — Tear gas and fireworks were used by a mob of 150 homophobes, among them nationalist extremists, at a Pride event in the Czech city of Brno.
60 arrests and petrol bomb attacks at Sofia Pride
8:33 PM — A heavy police presence ensured there were no injuries to the 150 participants at Sofia Pride in Bulgaria today.
Gay dancer ejected from Big Brother after spitting row 3
1:57 PM — Gay dancer Denis McHugh has been removed from the Big Brother house and will be questioned by police it has emerged this afternoon.
Feature: Stay true to your home’s style
11:41 AM — Whether your home was built in Victorian times or in the middle to latter half of the 20th century, it was born with certain architectural details specific to the times. Over the years or even centuries, homeowners like to leave their mark by adding new features, but too many take away the old to make room for the new.
Serve up new dining looks
11:33 AM — When people think about giving their home interior a makeover, it's often about a new colour scheme and replacing the three-piece suite with something a bit more up to date. But if you are a dinner party sort of person who likes to make an impression on guests, it makes sense to look at the dining room particularly.
Cooking up function and style
11:28 AM — The average homeowners could easily spend over £10,000 for a stylish kitchen makeover, but style should never outweigh function, otherwise, the workhorse of their home will be all shiny appliances and no muscle power. Appearances, after all, aren’t everything.
Feature: Make a success of DIY design
11:10 AM — Home makeover programmes have inspired millions of people to become a little more creative with their interiors. You can now choose from endless paint shades, rolls of designer wallpapers, floor coverings, furniture styles and accessories. It is piecing them all together that is the hard bit.
Feature: Recycling can’t keep up
11:07 AM — The good news is that recycling rates have risen and the UK is on schedule to meet EU targets. However, the issue of waste is an escalating problem whose solution lies in changing the nation's buying habits and our attitudes to consumption, according to the authors of a new report.
11:01 AM — Your property is your biggest asset, so you should make the most of it. That's what House Doctor and many other home decorating shows will tell you. Garish colour schemes, flower-power curtains and messy clutter are just some of the ways to devalue your property.
Elton John party raised £10m at charity auction
10:54 AM — Elton John's Thursday night, £3000 a head White Tie and Tiara Ball raised £10 million from a celebrity auction. Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish held the event at their lavish £20 million home in Windsor.