If there’s one question about our planet that has been stamped with a huge question mark it’d be how the Earth came to acquire water.


Soccer - FA Cup - Second Round Replay - Worcester City v Scunthorpe United - Aggborough

Worcester City's mascot Georgie Dragon greets young ball boys and girls during the FA Cup second round replay match at Aggborough, Kidderminster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 17, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Worcester. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.



Is there something fishy about the health advice on farmed salmon?

SMOKED salmon is the easy part of Christmas. Throw it on brown bread, with lemon and black pepper, and the innocents will think it’s posh and that you’ve spent a lot. 



Terror fears bring down Kim comedy

Sony Pictures Entertainment made the shock decision to cancel the Christmas Day release of controversial comedy The Interview amid the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and America’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens.


Pakistan mourns massacre victims

The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in north-western Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got under way.


Father’s death prompts Vogue Williams to examine ‘next life’By Ailin Quinlan

Fashion & Beauty

Tried and tested: mascara

Food & Drink

Champagne for Christmas

Diet & Fitness

Look after your curves this Christmas with this simple workoutBy Amanda Khouv

Home & Interiors

Wish List: Some festive gift ideas to brighten any home


Munich: Where you're guaranteed bier und good timesBy Jonathan deBurca Butler

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Mick Flannery is not worried about his current musical dry spell


Nature table: What do you know about mistletoe?By Dick Warner