Life and Style The Dolce and Gabbana medieval-themed show

A chain-mail coif can work for the 21st century, as a cable-knit hoodie

Sebastian Vettel said that he would ignore team instructions again

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel attacks again with Mark Webber revenge mission still in his sights

Sebastian Vettel undid much of the damage limitation work he has being doing so assiduously since stealing victory from Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber in the Malaysian Grand Prix two weeks ago, with a fierce attack on the Australian that made it clear he still intends to win at all costs.

Mice turn Chinese worker's life savings into gnaw cash

A dejected migrant worker whose life savings were chewed into thousands of tiny pieces by an army of mice has been handed a lifeline by a Shanghai bank.

Men walk past a large billboard advertising the translated work of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake on a street in Beijing, China.

First print run of Chinese translation of Joyce classic Finnegans Wake sells out

And you thought it was confusing in English...

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There have been Chinese whispers of a return to the Premier League for <b>Didier Drogba</b>, and despite the unpredictability of the Ivorian power-house, we give it a 0.01% chance of happening. The rumours surfaced as Shanghai Shenhua Chairman Zhu Jun supposedly threatened to put a lid on his cash-flow into the club, with the futures of Drogba and former Chelsea team-mate Nicholas Anelka looking edgy.

Didier Drogba is still under contract with Shanghai Shenhua claim Chinese club

Ivorian striker was announced as a Galatasaray player this week

Anelka to sign for Juventus

Nicolas Anelka is on the verge of signing for Juventus after the striker flew into Turin yesterday to have a medical.

Angry China factory workers hold bosses hostage

Hundreds of Chinese factory workers angry about new employment rules held their Japanese and Chinese managers hostage for a day and a half.

Ted Baker soars amid the discounts

Ted Baker put in a barnstorming performance this Christmas with a sharp rise in sales, despite fierce discounting on the high street, and has announced the departure of non-executive chairman Robert Breare, to be replaced with immediate effect by Football Association chairman David Bernstein.

Working late is no excuse: law firm’s email goes viral

Lawyers at global firm Hogan Lovells's Shanghai office have been told to be there by 9.15am – or else

Five killed in China building collapse

Five workers were killed and 18 injured at a construction site in Shanghai for a car park being built to support a new metro line, Chinese authorities said today.

China says it will seek a higher

China signals tolerance of slower growth

China says it will seek a higher "quality and efficiency" of growth next year, signaling new leaders may accept a reduced pace of expansion in exchange for a more sustainable model.

Air Arabia Maroc has started flights from Gatwick to Tangiers

Fifa rejects Drogba bid to return to the Bridge

Didier Drogba's hopes of an emotional return to Chelsea were yesterday blocked by Fifa. International football's governing body held firm on its rule that no player can move outside of the transfer window.

Drogba's season with Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua finished this month

Drogba linked to Chelsea return: Striker asks Fifa for permission to make loan move

Didier Drogba was being linked with a sensational return to Chelsea today after Fifa confirmed the Shanghai Shenhua striker had asked their permission to join another club on loan outside the transfer window.

Teaching English abroad is an increasingly popular choice for struggling graduates

Despite the UK economy recently coming out of a double-dip recession, the graduate job market is still lagging behind its heyday of the mid-noughties. With 52 applications on average for every graduate vacancy, teaching English abroad is fast becoming a serious option for many university leavers. In fact, a recent poll by Populus for the British Council found that over half of under-25s believed they would have a better job if they lived or studied abroad.

Victoria Beckham at the launch of the Evoque Special Edition in Beijing this year

Jaguar Land Rover to open China plant

Jaguar Land Rover is to start making cars in China after Beijing approved its £1bn joint venture with Chery Automobile.

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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?