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Editorial: The Prince and the commoner's Christmas

What, one wonders, did Prince William make of Christmas chez the Middletons? A bit on the cramped side, accommodation-wise, perhaps, compared with Sandringham, but less draughty, too. Do they have a real tree or an artificial one? Lights flashing or not? And without staff – we may be wrong, but we assume the Middletons do their own cooking and serving – there may have been a bit more, how shall we put it, jostling and banter at table, if only to get another helping of cranberry sauce.

Man jailed for forging Churchill's autograph

An antiques dealer who duped unsuspecting book collectors by forging signatures including those of Sir Winston Churchill and Robert Louis Stevenson has been jailed for 10 months.

Free Shard tickets reserved for locals have been nabbed and put up for sale on eBay

Locals take dim view after free Shard tickets reserved for residents put on eBay

Locals hit the roof as outsiders lift free passes

Three separate photos show the extent of the damage done by the unnamed woman to Elias Garcia Martinez’s work ‘Ecce Homo’.

Old woman who botched 'Ecce Homo' Spanish fresco sells artwork for hundreds on eBay

The 80-year-old Spanish artist who became famous because of her botched restoration of a Christ fresco in a small-town church is auctioning one of her works on eBay for charity.

Questions of Cash: Return of O2 debt which I thought had been written off

Q: Two years ago, I wrote to you about O2. I was being chased for the non-payment of a contract but the phone handset had been confiscated by the police in connection with an enquiry.

The cheap imported devices could also pose a significant risk to dentists and dental nurses, say health officials

Say Aah! Dentists warned not to buy a hand held X-ray machine due to radiation concerns

'The cheap imported devices could also pose a significant risk to dentists and dental nurses'

Data could be worth billions to UK but needs investment, say experts

The government-funded Open Data Institute has called on Chancellor George Osborne to give “greater investment and greater support” to the data industry in his Autumn Statement, saying it could create billions for the UK economy.

The Fashion Audit: Jingle Jumpers, Twinkle Ts, Pull Up Your Stockings and Lulu’s lockets

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Auto Trader shrugs off new rival but admits it should have spent more on marketing

Car advertising business Auto Trader today dismissed a new online rival from the Sunday Times as “niche”, but admitted it should have spent more on marketing in the face of mounting competition.

Record online holiday sales seen in US as Mobile drives growth

Online retailers are poised for a record $43.4 billion holiday sales season as shoppers increasingly rely on social networks and mobile devices to find and buy merchandise.

My list of the greatest time-wasting internet sites

Bored at work? Here are some suggestions to make the time fly by.

The Insider: Illuminated letters make a good personalised gift

A friend emailed to ask where she could get a giant letter "M" that lights up for her husband's 40th birthday present. Certainly, the typography trend isn't going anywhere – and old, illuminated letters are a nice twist on our lexical love affair. But they're not easy to find; here's what's available…

James Ashton: Knives out for the Lynch mob as Whitman calls foul over Autonomy founder's books

The two sides repelled almost as soon as Mr Lynch banked his £500m cheque
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Twinkie demise sends prices sky high

Connoisseurs of American junk food are facing sky-high online prices for the humble Twinkie bar after its manufacturer announced plans to shut up shop permanently.

Twinkies maker files for bankruptcy

Hostess Brands, the bankrupt maker of the cream-filled Twinkies sponge cakes, sought court clearance to go out of business yesterday after failing to convince thousands of striking workers to accept an 8 per cent wage cut and reduced benefits.

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