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'He can make it from the Oval Office': Pelosi calls on Trump to postpone State of the Union over shutdown

Speaker suggests security concerns stemming from government closure mean the date of the annual address should be moved - Republicans accuse her of playing politics

The best TVs and home entertainment systems to watch the NFL playoffs

Find the perfect centrepiece to your living room just in time to watch some play-off football. 

The best lingerie to treat yourself - or a loved one

From sexy one-piece, two-piece to seductive cover-up, velvet, lace or mesh, these will guarantee a perfect match

New York bans ‘gay conversion’ therapy

The State Legislature also passes bill allowing offences motivated by biases on gender identity and expression to be prosecuted as a hate crime

Japan robot hotel fires most of its 'annoying' robotic staff

Robotic staff at the Henn-na Hotel include a velociraptor receptionist, an automated gardener and a one-armed claw that handles left luggage

Average asking rents in London hit record £2,034

Number of lets on the market fell 22% in the capital, with prices expected to rise further this year 

Maggie Rogers: ‘I had a panic attack and ran off stage sobbing’

The singer who rose to instant fame after a clip of Pharrell Williams hearing her song ‘Alaska’ went viral says she was ‘scared and overwhelmed for a really long time’. She talks to Patrick Smith about her new album ‘Heard It in a Past Life’