News Lucky to survive: Constant updates on Michael Schumacher’s condition over-rode most other news

The seven-time Formula one world champion is fighting for his life after suffering serious head injuries, with a helmet camera he was wearing hoping to reveal more information about the accident

2011: Never just black and white - the fashion brand's advertising images

Benetton calls on the Pope for inspiration as its sales tumble

Benetton knits were once one of the most popular picks on the high street. But after announcing losses yesterday, the fashion giant renowned for its kaleidoscopic shades is looking off-colour, with income down 33 per cent since last year, and shares which have dropped 22 per cent since January.

Obama kisses Chavez... Benetton pins its hopes on trick pictures and social media

The fashion brand, which in its heyday set the agenda (at least for getting press attention) with posters including a photograph of a man dying of Aids and a priest and a nun hugging, hopes to recapture its successful past while bringing the brand into the digital age. The newly revealed campaign shots, titled Unhate, show world leaders kissing each other – images include the Pope and the Sheikh of the al-Azhar mosque, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, and Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez. They are, of course, the result of digital manipulation.

Jarno Trulli of Team Louts in action at the Japanese Grand Prix last month

Nielsen agrees switch to Lotus

Steve Nielsen has finally accepted an offer to join Team Lotus as their new sporting director after turning them down last year.

A message worth repeating: Is it time to reprise the campaigning Aids posters and ads of the early years?

The number of patients in the UK being treated for Aids-related illnesses has trebled in a decade.

Benetton looks to Nguyen to put colour back into the brand

Alessandro Benetton, head of the family firm, is banking on Italy's giant retailer becoming as famous again as it was during the 1980s and lasting another 40 years.

Revamp: United Colors of Benetton gets new chief

United Colors of Benetton will this week announce the hiring of You Nguyen as its new chief merchandising officer and creative director, as part of its new strategy to revamp the brand.

Benetton looks to Warhol & Co for biker style

It wasn't just the Marilyn image that Andy Warhol made so famous but the humble black biker jacket too. And Italian fashion group Benetton will be raising money for the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh when it launches its black-jacket exhibition this week.

Street model: Benetton launches search for new faces

Once again, Benetton is blazing the trail; the Italian retailer announced the world's first real-time "street-casting" last week, inviting people on the street to enter a gobal modelling competition to become one of the faces of the retailer for next year.

Video Paradiso: how an Italian town rescued a priceless film collection

55,000 videos threatened with oblivion find a new home with an oddball mayor

Know thine Public Enemy

So, Chuck D's a workaholic, Flavor will bust your ribs, and you can have a laugh with Griff. Russell Myrie, Public Enemy's official biographer, tells of life on tour with the legendary hip-hop crew

Tesco enters India with cash-and-carry

Tesco, the world's number three retailer, said it plans to set up shop in India with a wholesale cash-and-carry business and will help Indian conglomerate Tata Group to grow its hypermarket business.

Airports operator sells duty free shops

Airports operator BAA today announced the sale of its World Duty Free business in a deal worth £546.6m.

When fashion met famine: Benetton's Third World crusade

The Italian clothing giant used to shock with its images – now it is spearheading a campaign to get Africans into work. Christena Appleyard reports from Dakar

Vampire Weekend, Astoria, London

With a name likeVampire Weekend, one would not be expecting to see a band comprising Upper West Side Ivy Leaguers, best known for their affection for deck shoes, yachting and cardigans. Something spooky is going on when a band member's father standing at the side of the stage looks sharper than his son. One of the most hotly tipped bands for 2008, whose self-titled debut album has only just come out, Vampire Weekend don't carry much of the cool of their forebears The Strokes. Not that the audience mind: the up-to-the-minute young indie fans, from punks to skinny-jeaned rockers to bearded folksters, along with some of the band's old mates from Columbia University, are already bitten.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee