Arts and Entertainment Emily Mytton, Kelly Williams, Adam Godley and Victoria Mosely in 'From Morning to Midnight'

Lyttelton, National Theatre

Tower of strength: The Salvation Army Citadel in Chelmsford

The beauty of the new Salvation Army Citadel in Chelmsford lies in its striking simplicity – and in its sense of place, says Jay Merrick

Michael Brown: A great divide looms: MPs who have – and those who have not

The expenses saga could leave us with the two-tier system of a century ago

Venter gives Saracens fear factor

Bath 11 Saracens 12

Building companies fined £130m by OFT

Biggest ever investigation by regulator finds evidence of 'widespread' illegality

Twice Ken Is Plenty: The Lost Script Of Kenneth Williams, Radio 4

Kenneth carries on from beyond the grave

The Low Anthem - Evolutionary twists

The Low Anthem aren't like other US folk-rock bands. Tim Cooper discusses influence and innovation with the trio

Soldiers invade Classical Brits

An album recorded in sweltering conditions on a British air base in Basra has scooped one of classical music's top prizes at last night's Classical Brit Awards.

The Redeemer, By Jo Nesbo, trans Don Bartlett

I will never feel happy confronting my vacuum cleaner now that Jo Nesbo has revealed its sinister possibilities. In fact, several items are seen in a radically new light in this grim thriller, with a novel use for decorations on the Christmas tree. For this is Harry Hole territory, that well-read Norwegian detective who spreads angst wherever he goes, yet solves one problem after another with his extraordinarily agile brain. Except when on the booze, of course, or having yet another disastrous sexual experience – an interlude here is interrupted by Harry's vibratingmobile phone.

DVD: Arcade Fire, Miroir Noir, (Sonovox)

Arcade Fire blow themselves out of the water

Sarah Sands: Bach knew it. I know it. The human default is virtue

During a Radio 3 Christmas special, one of the panellists chose J S Bach as his favourite composer because of his ability to find joy in all things. Even Bach might have struggled last week.

First person: 'I spend Christmas Day helping others'

Annie Cook, 58

Brooks Mileson: Businessman and philanthropist who took tiny Gretna to the Scottish Cup final

Brooks Mileson, a pony-tailed Sunderland-born eccentric who made a fortune in business and gave much of it away to struggling football clubs, was defined in the public's mind by the rise and demise of Gretna FC, the Scottish minnows he bankrolled to fairytale heights and then abandoned.

Complete Surrender, by Dave Sharp

Another child in his time

Interiors: Golden oldies

Forget the fickle ways of fashion: furnishing your home with the best of the past can be a very good thing, says Esther Walker. Photographs by Beth Evans

Major Barbara, NT, Olivier, London<br/>Baby Girl/ DNA/ The Miracle, NT Cottesloe, London<br/>The Man Who Had All The Luck, Donmar, London

Oh what a lovely war! Shaw is back on top: Nicholas Hytner's incisive revival of this fiercely radical play takes us from society farce to a cry for armed revolution
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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
11 best face powders

11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
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