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

Teenage gang caught out after Facebook boasts

A gang of teenage thugs who held up terrified victims at gunpoint were caught by police who saw them bragging on Facebook about the crimes, detectives said today.

The Ten Best Blouses

Smarten up this autumn with our style selection

Deborah Ross: 'My search for the perfect soap opera'

'The melodrama pounds away without mercy. Everybody shouts. Also, I do not like Phil, who looks as if he smells'

Ready To Wear: When it comes to luxury wool, fashion has upped the ante

It should come as no great surprise that just as cashmere – once a highly elitist (read prohibitively expensive) yarn – becomes accessible to the many as opposed to the privileged few, fashion ups the ante.

The ten best men's jackets

Chosen by Carola Long

Golden girls: The quiet charms of camel

It looks expensive and sophisticated, and has finally coaxed the fashion crowd out of head-to-toe black. Gemma Hayward celebrates the quiet charms of camel

The Hacker: As tee shot goes two yards, I feel like being six feet under

Humiliation is never far away from a hacker and I had my latest ration on a crowded first tee in west Wales on Wednesday.

The 50 best menswear

From camel coats to on-trend accessories, stylist Lee Holmes presentsthe season’s wardrobe essentials to kit you out for autumn and beyond

Boys spared custody for attempted rape of girl, eight

Two primary schoolboys who became Britain's youngest sex offenders when they were convicted of attempting to rape an eight-year-old girl were yesterday spared custody after the judge said they were too young to realise the severity of the crime.

Sexy beast: Why Britain's rare breeds could be the saviours of their species

There may be only a few hundred Dairy Shorthorn in Britain, but Tulip and other rare breeds of cattle, sheep and pig aren't just genetic dead-ends. As their impassioned owners explain, these beauties are the supermodels of animal husbandry – and, quite possibly, the saviours of the 21st-century farmyard

The Hacker: Price out the old folks and you'll empty coffers as well as the course

Hard-pressed old hackers, in whose ranks I am inextricably locked, are a much-maligned lot in golf clubs and may be heading for more grief due to the new Equality Act.

High-street heroes: The best affordable buys for autumn

This autumn brings new shapes and a sleek, grown-up silhouette, but there's no need to spend a fortune to get the look. Harriet Walker picks the best affordable buys

Why wool is making a comeback after years of falling sales

As The Golden Shears World Shearing Championships take place at the Royal Welsh Show this week, a coalition of sheep farmers, designers, manufacturers and retailers convened by HRH The Prince of Wales is fighting to revive the nation's interest in wool. Launched in January this year, The Campaign for Wool aims to tackle falling wool sales in a five year drive that it hopes will raise awareness of the benefits and diversity of wool for use in carpets, insulation, bedding, upholstery, clothing and many other areas

Laura Marling, Hyde Park, London

"Here's a very depressing song to start proceedings," Laura Marling said, barely audibly, kicking off her Serpentine Sessions set.

Tim Lott: We're hardwired to hope. Why, we even believe that England can win

The human race would end if it faced up to the reality of potential disaster or failure. We prefer the distorted perspective of optimism
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Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor