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Free-to-play titles MapleWorld and CombatArms will introduce the Gangnam Style star in new quests.

Squeeze, Brighton Dome, East Sussex

Six years into their latest reunion, Squeeze are braced for the crucial stage where Madness now stand: writing new songs that can match their best.

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 20 November 2012

Catastrophe fears recede in markets

The Business Matrix: Monday 19 November 2012

Joules seeks funds to expand

Investment Insider: Stay on the ground as airlines take off

Air travel has come a long way since that momentous day on 17 December 1903 when Wilbur Wright successfully achieved something no one had accomplished, powered flight. Little did Wilbur and his younger brother Orville know that their invention would spawn an industry that would enable millions to not only fly 120ft (as the brothers did) but thousands of miles.

Comic favourite Dandy faces closure

The future of the UK's longest-running children's comic is being reviewed by its publisher.

Samsung 350l fridge: Cash price - £703.29 you pay* £1,558.44 *all prices over three years incl. optional service cover

Britain goes for broke at 'rent to buy' chain

Shop specialising in 'buy now, pay later' deals to have 288 branches by end of year in recession boom

Lord Marshall’s legacy

Colin Marshall, who has died aged 78, changed the way we travel. Should you be flying with British Airways this summer, the positive attitude with which you will be welcomed, and the good service you expect, are down to the man who was chief executive of BA during the airline’s golden age from 1983 to 1995.

Government backs mutual Post Office

The Government is pressing ahead with plans to mutualise Post Offices, saying the proposals were supported by staff and the public.

Amanda Palmer, Village Underground, London
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Royal Albert Hall, London

Amanda Palmer's fans, who funded her album, are rewarded with an unforgettable show

Shop Direct names head of RBS's Lombard Alex Baldock as its new chief

Shop Direct, the online retailer owned by Sir David (pictured, left) and Sir Frederick Barclay, has hired the managing director of a Royal Bank of Scotland division as its new chief executive.

Simon English: Why is the dark art of spread betting thriving?

Outlook The spread betting sector has still yet to firmly shake off the idea that somehow it is up to no good. In some minds, just the words "betting" and "tax free" conjure up dark images. Playboys on speed boats, perhaps, slicing through Geneva waters while Granny Smith loses her savings on punts she does not understand.

Stephen Foley: How much should a start-up’s founder cash in?

Andrew Mason has cashed out $31m in Groupon’s short life

Ian Burrell: Campaigning journalists become global champions for justice

On the borders of Syria they are there, just as they were there in the war-torn ruins of Misrata in Libya and among the crowds in Cairo's Tahrir Square last year. Alongside the hard-nosed war correspondents are a new breed of researchers from campaigning organisations, and they are just as determined to get the scoop.

Ian Burrell: How campaigning NGOs have joined the foreign-reporting business

Viewpoint: As news organisations have cut numbers, charities have availed themselves of the skills of experienced reporters

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project