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The boss of Karen Millen has revealed how London is key to the company’s record trading over Christmas because of the fashion brand’s decision to continue making all its clothes in-house and in the heart of the capital.

Crystal Palace appoint Tony Pulis as manager

Crystal Palace have confirmed the appointment of Tony Pulis as manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

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...

The 10 Best clutch bags

Whether it’s a night hitting the dance floor or a family wedding, the right bag can be the final flourish an outfit needs

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New structure at Aurora aims to make the most of online retailing trend

Aurora Fashions, the group behind the Coast, Oasis and Warehouse brands, is radically reshaping its businesses to help it capitalise on the rapid shift to online retailing globally.

Aurora puts Coast brand spin-off on the timetable

Aurora Fashions is considering spinning off its Coast brand as an independent company to improve its long-term prospects of selling the womenswear chain.

Coast may be spun off as Aurora ponders sale

Aurora Fashions is considering spinning off its Coast brand as an independent company to improve its long-term prospects of selling the womenswear chain.

Baugur consortium's £326m BFG bid has £3.2m break fee

Big Food Group will pay Tom Hunter, who has teamed up with Baugur to make an agreed £326m takeover offer for the Iceland owner, £1.3m if a rival bid appears, it emerged yesterday.

Viking raider makes another foray on Britain's high streets

Jon Asgeir Johannesson is not a name that trips off the tongue. Not yet at any rate. But given the prolific rate at which the 36-year-old chairman of Baugur is buying up the UK high street it soon could be. After all, the average Joe or Joanna hadn't heard of Philip Green not so long ago.

Baugur pounces on Big Food Group

Shares in Big Food Group soared 11 per cent yesterday after the owner of the Iceland frozen food chain revealed it had received a £379m takeover approach from its biggest shareholder, the Icelandic retailer Baugur.

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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