Life and Style Last.fm users can now stream music from Spotify's catalogue

Last.fm users will now have access to the 20 million songs available on Spotify

Facebook nabs Twitter's 'Trending' feature

Latest move looks to enhance its presence in the real-time new game

Facebook to enter the online newspaper market with Flipboard competitor named 'Paper'

Product release rumoured to launch by the end of January would aggregate news stories and 'hearken back to a time before digital devices'

Wrap around: 7 best running armbands

Running shoes, check. Lycra leggings, check. Snazzy top, check. But have you got an armband to keep your valuables safe and dry?

Motoring review: MG3 – A Chinese rescue of a British car brand?

1.5-litre petrol engine; five doors only
On sale now, priced from £8399

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has claimed Malky Mackay's decision to air the club's

Malky Mackay sacked: ‘Far too much dirty linen has been exposed to the public gaze’ claims Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan

Tan released a statement to confirm the reasons why he chose to sack Mackay in which he claimed the situation could not be allowed to go on further

Surveys show that 90 per cent of us support the principle of donation – but yet only a third bother to join the register

How organ donation is getting nudge in the right direction: trial could pave way for 100,000 extra donors each year

People were most receptive to messages that appeared to affect them personally, rather than peer pressure

The two students were asked to cover their t-shirts at an LSE freshers fair

LSE apologises after students forced to cover up 'Jesus and Mo' t-shirts

University staff told pair their t-shirts, showing Jesus and the Prophet Mohammed, could constitute harassment of a religious group

US school board considers $100 cap on ‘out-of-control gift-giving’

Teachers oppose move, saying ‘we know the difference between a bribe and a gift’

Style File: Pyjama party

At this time of year, snoozing becomes the national sport. Handy, then, that pyjamas have been given a luxurious new look, says Emma Akbareian

Gold-plated Xbox One on sale for £6000

The Xbox One has sold out in most stores in the UK and unless you’ve pre-ordered Microsoft’s latest console, the chances are you won’t be getting one for Christmas.

10 best last minute crafty Christmas gifts

There's still time to snap up a crafty gift for Christmas that will look great and keep little ones busy in the holidays

Bin there: New Delhi produces 10,000 tons of rubbish a day

Mark Jones: 'Incredible India' is getting incredibly trashed

Something to Declare

How to get the look: Personalisation

As in 'your name here'?

Apple pays $200m for Twitter insight from Topsy Labs

The acquisition marks an unusual foray into socia media for the Californian tech giant

GTA 5 Online's 'Content Creator' feature leaked ahead of launch

Publishers Rockstar have promised that the feature will allow gamers to create their own custom Deathmatch maps and tracks for racing

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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
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us