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

The best Christmas gifts for the foodie

Main image: hand tray by Fornasetti, £175, Liberty; macarons, from a selection, Laduree

The best Christmas gifts for the green-fingered

Main image: bee station, £39.99, Firebox; bird, £185, The Shop Floor Project

The Fashion Audit: Louise Gray Barbie, Dior Palette, The Clothes Show Live and You-wellery

What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...

Mark Thompson is the incoming chief executive of The New York Times

Former BBC chief Mark Thompson starts new job at New York Times... with questions over Savile affair

Mark Thompson begins a new life as one of the US media’s most influential power-brokers this morning, hoping the scandal that lingers over his stewardship of the BBC will stay largely confined to the far side of the Atlantic.

Drive time: early route cards supplied by the AA

Simon Calder: How to get from A to B (20 million times a month)

The man who pays his way

Advice is out there for singles who are trying to make sense of their textual exchanges

Relationships: The site that helps decode those post-date texts

The advent of text messaging and social networking might have made flirting and dating simpler for some but, for others, it has created a world of uncertainty and confusion.

Mark Clattenburg promoting the benefits of hair restoration

Mark Clattenburg: The man in black with a BMW X5 and lifestyle close to controversy

The allegations against Mark Clattenburg are unique in English football. Much of what the referee was involved with at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, though, was not.

Tangent gets European foothold

Tangent is expanding in Europe after buying rival Goodprint for £10m. Shares in the Aim-listed printer, chaired by the former Carlton TV chief Michael Green, closed up 0.625p at 10.75p as Tangent also posted a 3 per cent rise in interim profits to £964,000.

BBC creates iPlayer for radio

The BBC has unveiled a version of its iPlayer dedicated to radio.

Dust: An Elysian Tail – Review

A stunning adventure which retains the glorious simplicity of an 8 or 16-bit title but dresses it in fancy modern clothes.

2K releases XCOM: Enemy Unknown ‘Casualties of War’ trailer

Latest trailer offers more than a sneak peak into how the battles in Firaxis Games' strategy title are shaping up.

Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse put up for Kickstarter crowd-funding

Fans can start their adventure now by supporting development of the latest in the Broken Sword series.

Paul Ryan with his mother, Betty Douglas, in Florida

Romney running mate Ryan hits back on health insurance, with Mom at his side

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan has put a personal spin on the debate over Medicare, bringing his 78-year-old mother on stage at a speech to senior citizens in Florida, where he vowed to protect the health-insurance programme for the elderly.

Harley-Davidson powers ahead

A new generation of motorcycle enthusiasts are buying Harley-Davidsons, thanks to a concerted marketing push aimed at refreshing the company's image.

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In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible