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Christmas 2014: 10 best beauty gifts

Want to get something special for the beauty-addict in your life but no idea where to start? We've got it covered

9. Which now-rare disease of humans and animals, characterised by black skin lesions, takes its name from the Greek word for coal?

The Saturday Quiz: Try our weekly brain teaser

1. 'Keep Fighting' was a sign on the wall of which football team's dressing room in the 1960s?

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Christmas 2014: alternative advent calendars

This December there doesn’t need to be chocolate behind the window. From stationery to gin, we find alternative for the traditional festive count down

Christmas 2014: 12 best action figures

Things have come a long way since Action Man and Barbie. Treat the kids to an action figure that will keep them entertained for many months to come this Christmas

10 best women's leather gloves

Leather gloves do the job of woolly ones but just look so much chicer. They’re an investment that will last you for cold-snaps for years to come. Here we’ve found classic, long and fingerless versions for all budgets this winter.

Christmas 2014: 10 best new toys

Overwhelmed by the choice of toys being advertised this Christmas? IndyBest have been hard at play to find the ones your kids will love

10 best satellite navigation systems

Keep your vehicle going in the right direction with a clever navigation system

Christmas 2014: 14 best creative toys

Encourage your kids to get stuck in and keep them entertained right through the holidays with toys to draw, build, make and sew

10 best loo books

Stocking fillers: 10 best loo books

From dogs in cars to online etiquette, while away a few minutes in peace with one of these humorous, original and occasionally educational tomes

Christmas 2014: 13 best artificial trees

Love the sparkle of a Christmas tree, but hate the mess of a real one? It's time to make an investment in an artificial alternative

10 best winter running essentials

Gear up for dark and cold training sessions. IndyBest pounds the pavement to find clothes and accessories to keep you just the right temperature on the run

13 best chocolate Advent calendars

With two weeks to go until the start of Advent, the IndyBest finds festive cocoa treats for all the family

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1. What card game is said to have gained its name from the Galata Bridge which spans the Golden Horn and links the old and new parts of European Istanbul?

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