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Joe Sugg and Stacey Dooley face off in Strictly Grand Final

It’s all about the four finalists, as they reprise their favourite dance from the series, repeat a routine the judges would like to see again, and introduce their dazzling showdances

How It’s a Wonderful Life became an enduring Christmas classic

Frank Capra and James Stewart's tale of a man on the verge of suicide failed to do well in cinemas, but then became an enduring festive classic. As it's re-released in the UK, Alexandra Pollard explores why

James Moore How to spot a charlatan? He’ll be wearing a suit

All right, Gareth Southgate gets a pass. But they’re usually worn by people who make life miserable for the rest of us

Gillian Harvey I’m sick of Santa getting all the credit for my hard work at Christmas

What I object to is the fact that, when I’m slumped, exhausted, on the sofa come Christmas afternoon – my energy and bank account both drained – it won’t be me that everyone’s grateful for. But him. That bloke in red

Robert Fisk What Middle East tactics can tell us about May's Brexit problem

Arab governments may face a few dissenters, but a rigged vote will ensure their survival. Our prime minister must envy this simple ‘democracy’

Marcus Roberts Only charities can help thousands of vulnerable, homeless families

From a few restaurants in London, StreetSmart has gone national and raised more than £8.8m over the last 21 years

Pochettino tells Spurs fans not to expect new signings in January

In the summer Tottenham became the first Premier League club to add no players to the squad since the transfer window was first introduced, and Pochettino is not expecting any additions in January

Guardiola explains why injuries have helped 'exhausted' De Bruyne

De Bruyne is in contention to return for City against Everton on Saturday

Ashley Graham discusses how #MeToo has affected the fashion industry

‘I really hope that it protects the next generation of young models’

12 gifts for the wine lover in your life

Wine merchants, shops and supermarkets everywhere are positively throwing ideas at us for wine-related gifts this festive season. Terry Kirby gives us his favourites

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Pokemon Go players can finally face off against each other

Latest update brings feature that has been requested for more than two years

How It’s a Wonderful Life became an enduring Christmas classic

Frank Capra and James Stewart's tale of a man on the verge of suicide failed to do well in cinemas, but then became an enduring festive classic. As it's re-released in the UK, Alexandra Pollard explores why

Paloma Faith: 'Theresa May should step down. Her career is over'

Exclusive: The singer and actor talks to Roisin O'Connor about why the prime minister should admit Brexit is a mistake, society’s misconceptions about women and sexuality after childbirth, and her new role as a ‘horrible villain’ in a forthcoming Batman prequel

Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell fined £124,000 for breaking pensions law

Judge accuses 52-year-old of ‘complete lack of remorse’ over his offences

Pound hits parity with the dollar at UK airports

Sterling has plummeted amid ongoing Brexit drama

Watch a Remain-voting drag queen interview their Leave-voting dad

It certainly doesn’t take a historian to work out that the United Kingdom is experiencing one of the most tumultuous and pivotal moments in its history.