Money

Many people will have made a resolution to reorganise their money matters this year – it's probably one of the top three 2014 promises, alongside shedding a bit of weight and doing more exercise.

Previous research in America has suggested that redheads are more susceptible to pain

Why dental visits are hair-raising if you're a redhead

New research aims to determine whether having ginger hair makes you especially sensitive to pain

Four more universities join the elite Russell Group

The elite Russell Group of universities has accepted four new members. Durham, Exeter, York and Queen Mary, University of London, were selected to join the group, which represents the UK's top institutions.

Reay: he directed specially treated blood bags to be dropped on Port Stanley

Lieutenant General Sir Alan Reay: Soldier who fought cutbacks

Not a drop was spilt of the blood parachuted down on to Port Stanley during the Falklands War in 1982 by Sir Alan Reay's Army Medical Services, but at home his personal rearguard action against a thousand cuts was to end a heroic failure.

François Hollande's walkabout in London

Hollande comes to England

The Prime Minister didn't meet him but Michael McCarthy greeted François Hollande yesterday

François Hollande's walkabout in London

The day Hollande won over England

The Prime Minister may have refused to meet him, but Michael McCarthy was on hand to greet François Hollande in London yesterday

Being Modern: Awards ceremonies

Everyone's been talking about it, haven't they. Who's going to win the big one? Who's going to wear the best dress? Who'll give the excruciating speech? You know, the one where they thank everyone but the dog. And then the dog.

President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov in traditional Turkmen dress

Turkmenistan's one-horse race

Eight candidates are running for president, each with the same message: vote for the incumbent. Shaun Walker reports from a country where democracy is still a dream

Aarushi Talwar, a popular and high-achieving 14-year-old, was found dead by her mother in her bedroom in Noida, near Delhi, on 16 May 2008

The middle-class murder mystery that has gripped India

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are accused of killing their daughter. But is it their liberal lifestyle that is really on trial in a country where class divisions still run deep?

How do I: Get my bike back ready for the road?

As any fair-weather cyclist will tell you, freezing temperatures and short days mean many bikes sit idle for much of December and January, but getting back on the road doesn't have to mean an expensive trip to the bike shop.

DVD: Frozen Planet (E)

Nature doesn't get any better than this. David Attenborough, Britain's greatest asset, narrates the BBC's sensational documentary on the Arctic and Antarctic.

DVD: Frozen Planet (E)

Nature doesn't get any better than this. David Attenborough, Britain's greatest asset, narrates the BBC's sensational documentary on the Arctic and Antarctic.

Lennon sporting a sizeable gap

Money can't buy you love... but £20k buys a Beatle's tooth

As Lennon's molar is sold at auction, Paul Bignell traces other body parts to go under the hammer

Bed down on the bus to Scotland

Britain's first budget sleeper coach service was launched yesterday, with London to Scotland fares starting at just £1.

Dentists failing to offer patients essential checks and treatments

Undercover researchers reveal alarming lack of care in NHS and private practices

Deborah Ross: Without this list you won't be on-trend

If you ask me... never machine-wash a giant woolly vagina

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Aren’t you glad you didn’t say that? The worst wince-and-look-away quotes of the year

Aren’t you glad you didn’t say that?

The worst wince-and-look-away quotes of the year
Hollande's vanity project is on a high-speed track to the middle of nowhere

Vanity project on a high-speed track to nowhere

France’s TGV network has become mired in controversy
Sports Quiz of the Year

Sports Quiz of the Year

So, how closely were you paying attention during 2014?
Alexander Armstrong on insulting Mary Berry, his love of 'Bargain Hunt', and life as a llama farmer

Alexander Armstrong on insulting Mary Berry and his love of 'Bargain Hunt'

From Armstrong and Miller to Pointless
Sanchez helps Gunners hold on after Giroud's moment of madness

Sanchez helps Gunners hold on

Olivier Giroud's moment of madness nearly costs them
A Christmas without hope: Fears grow in Gaza that the conflict with Israel will soon reignite

Christmas without hope

Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

The 'Black Museum'

After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review
Chilly Christmas: Swimmers take festive dip for charity

Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect