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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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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003