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Cutie and the Boxer (E) Zachary Heinzerling, DVD (82mins)

Album: Amy Winehouse, Amy Winehouse At The BBC (Island)

A poignant glimpse of talent that was too much to handle

HMV hopes for Christmas to be its saviour

The beleaguered entertainment retailer HMV faces a critical two day of trading before Christmas Day that could play a pivotal role in shaping whether it survives on the high street.

Father whose baby son died after television fell on his head admits neglect

A man has admitted neglecting his four-month-old son who died from “catastrophic injuries” when a television weighing five stone dropped on his head.

Children's presents stolen from hospital

Detectives were last night examining CCTV recordings at Great Ormond Street Hospital to try to identify who stole 20 Christmas presents for seriously ill children staying in intensive care.

Philipp Bonhoeffer was head of cardiology at the children's hospital until 2009

The thieves who stole Christmas at Great Ormond St: Presents destined for sick children stolen from Great Ormond Street Hospital

Long-standing donor replaces children’s gifts taken from world-famous hospital

Emeli Sande was also nominated for five of the awards

Emeli Sande set to get Sports Personality Of The Year charts boost

The UK's sporting prowess could send Brit-winning star Emeli Sande back to number one in the album chart after being given a boost by the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year.

Album: T. Rex, The Slider: 40th Anniversary Box Set (EDSEL)

Marc Bolan is finally been given credit for arguably being as influential as his 1970s playmate David Bowie on decades of subsequent rock and pop music.

James Moore: Start paying your tax or the little dog gets it

Outlook HMV's famous fox terrier (he's called Nipper) isn't barking any more. He's whimpering at the plight of a business that could be the next big High Street name to come crashing down.

HMV: Forget video killing the radio star, it's record shops we should be worried about now

If like Virgin and Our Price HMV topples, we’ll lose more than just a high-street institution, says John Walsh

The best Christmas gifts for the lad

Main image: skateboard by Penny Skateboards, £99, The Conran Shop ; frames, from £5, John Lewis

Bradley Wiggins: Wants to win next year’s Giro d’Italia and to complete the treble with the Vuelta, but his current acheivements do not need an additional marker.

Why should we have to watch our Olympic heroes squirming in penguin suits?

Who actually cares about the Sports Personality of the Year shortlist? Sport hardly needs another layer of competition

Fernando Torres of Chelsea reacts after a missed shot on goal

'He's not exactly the same player now': Rafael Benitez says Fernando Torres is not the player he was at Liverpool

Torres has struggled ever since his £50m move to Stamford Bridge

Furbies are back in fashion, another reason to be thankful for Christmas without children

If children don't get the right gift come Christmas morning, the day is ruined

House mates: David Mitchell (right) and Robert Webb, stars of Channel 4’s Peep Show

Hail, Croydon's kings of comedy: 'Peep Show' is back for series eight

The mismatched housemates return tonight. Hugh Montgomery looks at the rise of two sitcom losers

Album: 10cc, Tenology (Universal)

Now that we have finally broken the connection between guilt and pleasure when it comes to music, it's time to reappraise these stalwarts of the 1970s pop charts.

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