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It is Christmas time in Central London.

Kate's bag: Stratford gets the look

Harvey Nichols and Mulberry are in talks to open shops in the walkway to the Olympic stadium, in east London.

Boys held over Sloane Square looting

Police have arrested two teenage boys on suspicion of looting luxury shops during this week's riots.

Police raid homes of riot suspects

England's smash-and-grabbers were getting a dose of their own medicine today.

Edith Fellows: Child star who was forced in court to choose between her mother and grandmother

Edith Fellows was one of the most talented of the child stars of the 1930s, and had major roles in many films, including Pennies from Heaven (1936) with Bing Crosby, before going on to roles in theatre and television.

Teen Wolf: It's all getting a bit hairy

Forget Michael J Fox's goofy howler: TV's take on Teen Wolf is a darker affair aimed at a youth market still bitten by the supernatural bug, says Guy Adams

Diary: River of woe for The Boss

It's been a bad week for The Boss. The great E Street saxophonist Clarence Clemons passed away on Saturday, just days after Richard Littlejohn had revealed himself as a lifelong Springsteen fan in his Daily Mail column. Sadly, it gets even worse. Yesterday, this tweet emerged from the clammy smartphone of BNP leader Nick Griffin: "In car for airport. Driver jolly. Springsteen on radio. The River. Great track. Great album. Part of soundtrack of my youth!" What can I say? I agree with Nick.

Japan's Boss targets Ascot upset

Given the lengths to which most people would go to shelter their horses from the searing talent of Frankel, it seems quixotic to fly one from the other side of the world in order to take him on. But there is another, more promising paradox in the participation of Grand Prix Boss in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

Soaring wool prices make suits a luxury

It is like the butterfly effect, only in reverse. Tropical storms batter Australia, and you end up paying substantially more for a new suit.

Jean-Pierre Dick wins Barcelona race

Two races, two co-skippers and two wins in the Barcelona two-handed round the world race were notched up today by Frenchman Jean-Pierre Dick. In 2007-08 he won with Irishman Damian Foxall. This time he was with top compatriot Loick Peyron.

Hugo Boss eyes strong growth

Hugo Boss is upbeat about its growth prospects for this year and expects double-digit earnings growth, following a strong performance in 2010.

Mirabaud dismasted in Barcelona World Race

Britain’s Dee Caffari and Spanish co-skipper Anna Corbella have moved up to sixth in the Bacelona two-handed non stop round the world race as they round Cape Horn for the run up the Atlantic.

Suits us, sir. Moss Bros sells Hugo Boss stores for £16m

The suit retailer Moss Bros hailed as "transformational" yesterday the decision to sell its 15 Hugo Boss franchise stores to the German clothing giant's UK business for £16.5m.

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Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

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William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

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Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
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The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
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On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
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Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
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Thurston Moore interview

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From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific