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.

Horrible Bosses (15)

Starring: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis

Light my fire: Skye Gyngell reveals the secret of a perfect barbecue

Is there anything better than a relaxed barbecue on a hot summer's day? Skye Gyngell celebrates the smoky flavour that only an open fire can impart

Mozzarella grilled between lemon leaves

Serves 4

Outrage in Brooklyn's Jewish quarter over boy's grisly killing

The suspect Levi Aron has reportedly made a written confession to killing Leiby Kletzky, a boy who had got lost while walking home and had to ask for directions

Turkmenistan blast blamed on fireworks may have killed several hundred

It was just the harmless detonation of some fireworks, the authorities in Turkmenistan insisted, and there were no casualties. But reports on opposition websites and eyewitness testimony suggest that a series of explosions last week at an arms depot in the isolated Central Asian country could have killed dozens of people and injured hundreds.

Eight-year-old boy is killed and dismembered

A man accused of abducting and dismembering an eight-year-old Brooklyn boy told investigators that he suffocated the child with a towel after learning that thousands of volunteers were out searching for the youth, a law enforcement official said today.

Invisible Ink: No 85 - Libby Gelman-Waxner

Collected film reviews are only fun to read if their author's personality can be glimpsed through them.

Jennifer Aniston: The sex-mad dentist will see you now

After years of playing Rachel in Friends, followed by a never-ending stream of formulaic rom-coms, Jennifer Aniston tells Gill Pringle she has found a new drill

Dental patients 'double mugged'

Some people are receiving unnecessary dental work because dentists "overuse" expensive crowns and veneers, according to experts.

Bigger, bolder, brighter: The age of fake beauty

When did neon nails, orange suntans and pink dye-jobs became the norm?

Sheffield's Park Hill: Estate expectations

Built by optimistic post-war planners, Sheffield's Park Hill became an urban eyesore. Is there hope for these modernist flats in the 21st century?

The business on...Hussein Lalani, Co-founder, 99p Stores

So what's his strategy?

See if you can work it out from the name of the shops. In recession-era Britain, discount retailing is performing very well; 99p Stores revealed yesterday that it made a £6.3m profit last year, three times as much as in 2009 and more than ever before.

Italian government to combat match-fixing

A senior Italian government official has called for a special task force to combat football match-fixing following the latest scandal to tarnish the national sport.

Murray cannot wait to get his teeth into 'beatable' King of Clay

A trip to the dentist follows a long list of injuries but Britain's No 1 is ready for Nadal today

Reggie Perrin bid man convicted

A man who faked his own death by leaving his clothing, car keys and a suicide note on a beach was today convicted of child sex offences.

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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
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there