News Chanelle Beasley was last seen at her family home in Mitcham, south west London, on New Year's Eve

Chanelle Beasley went missing on New Year's Eve in the Mitcham area of south west London

Books of the Year: Children 8-12

Alien brothers, soaked loo roll and entrail bonfires

Carola Long: 'Suddenly, heaping on mismatched layers in a bid to stay warm has become a look'

When the weather gets cold it's tempting to give up on fashion and dress like a farmer by slinging on a heavy wool coat, an oversized knit, and hiking boots with chunky walking socks. The good news is that with a few essential tweaks, something not far off this look is actually very much on-trend.

'Powder puff' snood wearers get it in the neck from Ferguson

Sir Alex has banned neck-warmers, reports Harriet Walker

Christmas gift guide: Genteel men

For the older man of style and substance

Christmas gift guide: Smooth mover

Cut-above choices for the man about town

Wool's worth: Industry hits a high as demand rises

UK wool manufacturers are on a high after its price more than doubled in the past year. Bradford-based Curtis Wools has invested £1m in equipment to keep pace with demand, while Laxtons Specialist Yarns invested close to £1m this year in the first spinning mill to open in the UK for more than 30 years.

Wild things: With animal print it's cool to be kitsch

Don't hold back – animal print is everywhere this season, on scarves, gloves, trainers and even bloomers. It's cool to be kitsch, says Harriet Walker

The 50 best shoes & boots

Whether you’re getting ready for the party seasonor planning a crisp winter walk, now is the time to stock up on fabulous footwear. Lee Holmes and Eliisa Makinhunt out the perfect fit for every occasion

Trail Of The Unexpected: Swedish Lapland

Sweden's Arctic north provides a very different Yuletide experience to its Finnish rival, says Tam Leach

Shontayne Hape: 'I'm proud of where I come from but life leads you in different directions'

The England centre faces his birth nation for the first time saying there is 'no bigger challenge'

The ten best gloves

Chosen by Harriet Walker

All in proportion: Fashionable layering for autumn

Layer different lengths or pile on the contrasting knits to keep your look individual this season. Harriet Walker explores the long and the short of it

Business Diary: Nobel to blame for credit crisis

At last, the true villains of the credit crisis have been identified: step forward the committee responsible for choosing the winners of the Nobel Prize for Economics (another one is due today, by the way). Nassim Taleb, the economist who wrote Black Swan, says it should never have given the 1990 award to Harry Markowitz, Merton Miller and William Sharpe, who won for their work on portfolio theory and asset-pricing models. He reckons their theories have encouraged too much risk-taking. "I'm not blaming them for coming up with the idea, but I'm blaming the Nobel for giving them legitimacy," says Professor Taleb.

Age of austerity? Last of the great couturiers goes for broke

Lagerfeld recreates a mock-Versailles for Chanel

Trip of a lifetime: Menswear returns to the 1970s

Autumn menswear returns to an era of rule-breakers, nonconformists and revolutionaries: the 1970s.
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Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

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Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

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Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

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Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
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Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

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Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

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