iWriters: Company parties - once a year is too much

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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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