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Agenda: Lucas Hugh; Jeremy Irvine; Homeland; Wayout Benefit; Shopping: Conran bath & body



Fashion: Stay cool as you work up a sweat

If there's one wardrobe element that has been overlooked in recent years, it's gym kit. Stella McCartney blazed a trail with her range for Adidas, but there has been little else for women who want to look good while they work-out. New designer Lucas Hugh aims to change all that, with his street- and dancewear-inspired gym range, which features breathable mesh panelling and body-fit contouring technology. From £65, lucashugh.com

Face to watch: Jeremy Irvine

This 20-year-old newcomer could well be an Oscar frontrunner for his lead role in Steven Spielberg's War Horse (out next January). And soon after, he'll be seen as Pip in Mike Newell's big-screen adaptation of Great Expectations

Social networking: Match the tweet to the star

Gary Barlow, Mark Ruffalo, Ricky Gervais, Danny Baker

1 I'm overwhelmed! Many tweets to follow....

3 I don't actually think Wayne Rooney's an idiot. I think he just plays one on TV.

2 You must never concern yourself with critics. That's what they wish for – to make you as unhappy as they are. The best revenge is living well

4 My god, my tweet stream is being throttled. Freedom of speech problem.

Answers at the bottom of the page

Lexpionage: Affexation, n.

An affected state of vexation intended to impress others regarding one's empathy (esp. when applied to those booted off reality TV shows by hitherto unemployed methods of dispatch)

On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...

TV: Homeland

Starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, this conspiracy thriller about a rescued POW has been wowing critics in the US and has been snapped up by Channel 4; catch the trailer at bit.ly/mOWZHx

Comedy: Wayout Benefit

Mark Steel, Josie Long, Isy Suttie and John Hegley are among those performing at this fund-raiser for the Salone Arts Centre in Sierra Leone. 4 November, Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1, thebloomsbury.com

Shopping: Conran bath & body

We smell a hit as Sir Terence makes his first foray into toiletries with this stylishly designed range of lotions, creams and washes available in two unisex fragrances. conranshop.co.uk

App watch: LHsee

Blow your mind with this guide to Cern's Large Hadron Collider, which provides a 3D view of events occurring within the particle accelerator and explains its workings. And for fun, there's the somewhat rarefied "Hunt the Higgs", a game involving identifying subatomic phenomena. Free from Android marketplac