A 1.5million sense of Liberty: The mock Tudor marvel with a unique link to London"s most distinctive store

A 1.5million sense of Liberty: The mock Tudor marvel with a unique link to London's most distinctive store | UPDATED: 21:58 GMT, 22 December 2012 No seasonal shopping trip to London’s West End would be complete without a visit to Liberty. With its distinctive mock Tudor facade and small homely rooms with wooden carvings and ornate fireplaces, the department store in Regent Street stands out amid the bland chain shops in the heart of the capital. Liberty’s frontage remains unique in the West End, but there was a time when mock Tudor was the height of fashion.

Silvio Berlusconi: Confirms he will stand for Italian Prime Minister again

Disgraced Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed he will stand for Italian Prime Minister again The flamboyant 76-year-old quit as premier in November last year He faces possible jail time for tax fraud and a trial for having sex with an underage prostitute He declared he would not allow Italy to spiral into recession He has hinted for months that he might make a comeback | UPDATED: 20:17 GMT, 8 December 2012 Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian Prime Minister, has confirmed that he will stand in next year’s election, a year after being forced to resign amid a sex scandal and a debt crisis.