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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee