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Online sales climbed a record breaking 58% as HoF celebrated 'best ever' Christmas

How to get the look: Leather goods

Desist now! I will never, ever wear leather leggings

10 Best... fashionable tablet cases

Dress your new gadget up with one of these fashion-forward covers

Fraggle Frock: Fashion takes its lead from Jim Henson

Fashion takes a serious turn for the furry, fluffy and Jim Henson-y this autumn/winter. Then again, when you're dressed in a giant neon faux-fur jacket, "serious" is probably the wrong word

Alexander Fury: Keeping the style in sustainable

Wear, What, Why, When?

The Fashion Audit: Skin tight, Commando Red Carpet and Swinging Santa

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

Helen Fielding poses for Vogue; the writer's new instalment of Bridget Jones

'A woman's sell-by date is getting later and later': Helen Fielding on fame, modern women and Bridget Jones

Novelist tells Vogue magazine how she found her huge success hard to deal with

The Fashion Audit: Karen's cool / Edible accessories / Painted-on pins

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

Students facing university costs of up to £50,000

Living costs in London approach £9,760 per year as students seek ways to make ends meet

Pick-up in pocket money rates may be key sign of recovery

Children and teenagers are receiving the most pocket money on average since 2007, in a further sign that families are starting to feel better about the economy.

Italian shoes are the new affordable luxury

Designer label Carlo Pazolini brings its vivid take on footwear classics to London this season, writes Rebecca Gonsalves

Model wears top £18; bomber jacket £65; trousers £42; sandals £60; all topshop.co.uk; clutch bag £99, karenmillen.co.uk

On the wild side: the return of the big cat

No longer just for brash barmaids – leopard print is enjoying a renaissance. Spot on, says Emma Akbareian

Hermès sales soar but bubbly firm falls flat

Europe’s desire for expensive handbags and scarves appears stronger than its taste for champagne as the French luxury group Hermès posted a 16 per cent sales rise while the champagne maker Laurent-Perrier recorded a 10.5 per cent drop.

Slice it up: Moschino Cheap and Chic s/s 2013

iStyle: If you like piña coladas

Spiky yet sweet - the fashion pack is feeling fruity as pineapple emblems make this summer totally tropical, says Stephanie Hirschmiller

'Paris-Frame' frame pouch

iStyle: It’s in the bag

There’s a world more to Roland Mouret than just  ‘that dress’, says Rebecca Gonsalves

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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