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Have a bauble this Christmas

Annie Deakin discovers the world's most expensive bauble and fun affordable alternatives

Is the skull trend dead or alive?

It's Halloween all year round among top designers, reports Annie Deakin

Death of an estate agent

Does the future of the property market belong online?

Flock it

Velvety wallpaper is back with a vengeance but not as we know it, reports Annie Deakin

BILLY bookcase goes bling

Turning thirty this month, IKEA’s bestseller gets a funky makeover for limited editions

Bigger the better at London Design Festival

There's no need to register for trade shows to get a piece of London Design Festival - just look to the streets, says Annie Deakin

The ultimate deck of cards

As the housing market is on the brink of disaster, famous designers Damien Hirst, Vivienne Westwood and Ron Arad design playing cards for a homeless charity

Steuart Padwick the brand

Designer Steuart Padwick is launching his first collection under his own name at 100% Design

Eighties resurrected

Be warned, neon furniture, furry phones and sequined cushions are muscling into your home this season

Word on the street: Ben de Lisi is a home maker

Got more money than creativity? Annie Deakin discovers the latest estate agent ploy - designer property

A fine spread

Marmite leaps from the kitchen cupboard to the forefront of design this season, says Annie Deakin

Design collaborations on the high street

Will Neisha Crosland, James Irvine and Sebastian Conran be household names when the summer’s over?

What’s that smell?

A desperate housewife in a damp rental flat, Annie Deakin discovers that room fragrance is not to be sniffed at

Birthday rivalry on the high street

Cath Kidston, Heal’s, OKA and M&S get nostalgic - and cut-throat - over their milestone anniversaries, Annie Deakin reports

Investing in the future

Discover flourishing design start-ups while you can still afford them, says Annie Deakin

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Fifa corruption: The 161-page dossier that exposes the organisation's dark heart

The 161-page dossier that exposes Fifa's dark heart

How did a group of corrupt officials turn football’s governing body into what was, in essence, a criminal enterprise? Chris Green and David Connett reveal all
Mediterranean migrant crisis: 'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves,' says Tripoli PM

Exclusive interview with Tripoli PM Khalifa al-Ghweil

'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves'
Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles: How the author foretold the Californian water crisis

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

How the author foretold the Californian water crisis
Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison as authorities crackdown on dissent in the arts

Art attack

Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison
Marc Jacobs is putting Cher in the limelight as the face of his latest campaign

Cher is the new face of Marc Jacobs

Alexander Fury explains why designers are turning to august stars to front their lines
Parents of six-year-old who beat leukaemia plan to climb Ben Nevis for cancer charity

'I'm climbing Ben Nevis for my daughter'

Karen Attwood's young daughter Yasmin beat cancer. Now her family is about to take on a new challenge - scaling Ben Nevis to help other children
10 best wedding gift ideas

It's that time of year again... 10 best wedding gift ideas

Forget that fancy toaster, we've gone off-list to find memorable gifts that will last a lifetime
Paul Scholes column: With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards

Paul Scholes column

With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards
Heysel disaster 30th anniversary: Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget fateful day in Belgium

Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget Heysel

Thirty years ago, 39 fans waiting to watch a European Cup final died as a result of a fatal cocktail of circumstances. Ian Herbert looks at how a club dealt with this tragedy
Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri: Khan’s audition for Floyd Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation, says Frank Warren

Khan’s audition for Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation

The Bolton fighter could be damned if he dazzles and damned if he doesn’t against Algieri, the man last seen being decked six times by Pacquiao, says Frank Warren
Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor