Agenda: Warehouse; Aiden Grimshaw; Revenge; Gray and Turner; Shrimpy's

Fashion: Pencil in the celebrations

Album: Santana, Shape Shifter (Starfaith/Sony)

Caramba! Certainly not Caravanserai.

Police confronted at illegal Milton Keynes rave

Up to 90 police officers were confronted by 200 people at an illegal rave on an industrial estate.

Aurora seeks to exit investment in luxury label Bastyan

The retail group Aurora Fashions has appointed advisers to sell its stake in the luxury womenswear label Bastyan after just two years.

Jealousy, The Print Room, London 

Jealousy is the first dance work presented by The Print Room, a new venue in west London.

16 die as Burma warehouse blaze spreads

A warehouse fire that spread to neighbouring houses has killed at least 16 people and injured more than 79 in Rangoon, Burmese officials said.

A Syrian tank is seen in this video grab driving through the city of Homs on Boxing Day

Assad accused of hiding tanks to appease observers

Human rights groups say military will be back in force on streets of Homs once Arab League departs

Blacks Leisure today warned full-year profits would be lower than expected

Blacks signals pre-pack deal

Blacks Leisure fuelled speculation today that it would go into administration in a move which would allow rivals to cherry-pick its best assets.

Edinburgh Woollen Mill bids for Blacks Leisure

The Scottish clothing group Edinburgh Woollen Mill is among the retailers that will today submit bids to acquire Blacks Leisure, the troubled outdoor specialist.

Warehouse find prompts murder probe

A murder investigation has been launched after a homeless man's body was found inside a derelict warehouse.

Oliver James: Children need love, not warehousing

It now looks almost certain that 90-95 per cent of differences in our psychology are not caused by genes

99p Stores set for massive expansion

The single price retailer 99p Stores has revealed huge expansion plans to more than quadruple in size and hit 600 stores over the next decade.

Bargain Hunter: Hit sale at Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge launched its latest sale this week, with up to 50 per cent off all clothing ranges online. The sale runs while stocks last, with popular items so far including a retro printed maxi dress, down from £48 to £25, a black ditsy print tier dress, reduced from £45 to £17, and a frill bib sleeveless dress, down from £39 to just £12. Miss Selfridge offers free delivery on all orders over £80 and free UK returns to store and by post. Head over to http://ind.pn/cdkQhm to bag yourself a bargain.

Lloyds' buyout arm bags Mountain Warehouse stake

The private equity arm of Lloyds, the state-backed bank, has bought a significant stake in the fast-growing outdoor retailer Mountain Warehouse.

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

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Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

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