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A high court row over the rights to use a famous 1960s Savile Row tailoring brand has been lost by Conservative Party vice-chairman Alan Lewis.

Once Bitten, Orange Tree, Richmond

Brian Rix was once asked if he was dismayed that, after all these years of heroic trouser-dropping for England, in any word-association game the term "farce" would still trigger the response "French". Not that our knowledge of Gallic ooh-la-la is particularly deep. But the admirable Orange Tree has unearthed several rarities in this rich seam. Now, just as the Old Vic revive the Feydeau classic, A Flea in Her Ear, Sam Walters directs a highly entertaining production of Once Bitten, a spiritedly witty adaptation by Reggie Oliver of a pre-Feydeau farce from 1875 by Alfred Hennequin and Alfred Delacour.

No charges will be brought over shooting of London lawyer

Police marksmen who shot death barrister Mark Saunders will not face charges, the Crown Prosecution Service announced yesterday after reviewing the case.

Japan national team threatens boycott

Japanese media is reporting that players on the national football team are threatening to boycott international friendlies if they aren't given more money.

Butt lawyer claims corruption is rife

Corruption "is rife in cricket", according to the lawyer who will represent former Pakistan captain Salman Butt at next month's International Cricket Council hearing.

The WikiLeaks founder has the right barrister

There is a pattern to Robertson’s career. He doesn’t necessarily win all the cases he is involved in, and yet he tends to prevail.

Bea, Soho Theatre, London

After plays on ego, emotion and religion, the writer-director Mick Gordon has turned the attention of his On Theatre project to assisted killing; but not, as you might expect, to consider the case of a middle-aged or disabled sufferer.

Innocent, By Scott Turow

"A man is sitting on a bed. He is my father. The body of a woman is beneath the covers. She was my mother." So opens the sequel to Turow's hit 1987 debut Presumed Innocent, the book that put American legal-eagle thrillers back on the map.

Andy Martin: My students have had a political awakening. And I'm with them

A Cambridge lecturer on the sit-in at his university

Webchat: When it is and isn't fair to make a personal injury claim

Watch our web TV show to find out when it’s fair to make a claim and how you can make a claim if you are hurt through negligence

On the agenda: House of Voltaire; Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City; Cinnamon Club; Erdem Moralioglu; Hay-on-Wye's Crunch festival; Xbox

What's the point? We're off to Hay to find out. Plus, Erdem gets floral for Matches

I'll register both births this time, vows Miliband

Ed Miliband is planning a "two for one" trip to the registry office to have his name put on the birth certificate of his newborn child – as well as for his existing son Daniel.

UK society is divided and unfair, report says

Britain is a deeply divided country where millions of people find the doors to success are permanently closed, according to the results of the most complete study of equality and prejudice in the UK.

Questions the barrister inquest jury answered

The jury ruled Mark Saunders was lawfully killed but raised concerns over communications at Scotland Yard as it answered the seven questions issued at the conclusion of the barrister's inquest.

Ex-leader mocks new Ukrainian dress code

Ukraine's glamorous former prime minister dismissed the government's new dress code as "laughable" yesterday.

Ready To Wear: From beef to bananas, why foodie fashion is having a moment

If food and fashion appear to be – for myriad and obvious reasons – unlikely bedfellows, their relationship is currently enjoying what might not unreasonably be described as a moment.

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game