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10 best non-toxic candles that don't sacrifice on scent

Relax to the max without the worry of any chemical nasties polluting your home – these candles use essential oils and natural waxes

The best candles and fragrances for your home this summer

Take a tour of our pick of the most beautiful fragrances to fill your home with this season...

Give your home an atmospheric lift with warming scented candles

The best scented candles can totally transform the feel of a room within minutes. They set the scene on dark winter evenings, filling our homes with warmth.

'We choose love' - Newtown remembers its dead

At 6.30 pm on a rainy Tuesday night in Newtown, one week before Christmas, hundreds of people stand in the St Rose of Lima parking lot, lined up to attend a wake for one of the 20 children killed last week in the shooting at Sandy Hook School.

In The Studio: Douglas Gordon, artist

'I've always loved fire. But it does get out of control at times...'

The IoS Christmas Appeal: Ingenuity and a few resources can change a

Raymond Whitaker on micro-hydro power which is transforming remote communities

Picture of the Day: Candles fit for a king

The world's longest-serving monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, yesterday marked his 83rd birthday with a call for unity in Thailand, a frequent plea during his long reign which has been punctuated by frequent outbursts of political crisis.