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Sneakerheads rejoice - Adidas Originals’ much-loved Stan Smith trainers have been reissued, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Shoe trek; Lunch break buy What's in the bag?

Victim: Keith Paine, 30

Shoe trek

Victim: Keith Paine, 30

Rugby Union: Yates under pressure to drop appeal

THE "Kevin Yates is innocent" bandwagon was gathering momentum in the subdued rugby hotbed of Bath yesterday as club-mates, some of them household international names, reaffirmed their intention to stand by the disgraced England prop.

CONSOLE REVIEW; Adidas Power Soccer 2 (Psygnosis) PlayStation

PlayStation-owning footie freaks have never had it so good. With more than 10 different football games available for the PSX, they were already spoilt for choice - now, with the arrival of Adidas Power Soccer 2, they've even more to choose from.

Dinah Hall

They would wander in, sit down at the grand piano and play a burst of Mozart - it came as naturally to them as farting does to my kids

Rugby Union: All black and all powerful

The Untouchables: Changing times for the force of world rugby on an empire-expanding crusade; Andrew Longmore talks to New Zealand's favourite son as the image makers move in

Pop: Stomping all over Adidas man

Edwyn Collins The Pavilion, Brighton

Cycling: Millar time for the road crew

Andrew Longmore says Britain's cyclists are now following a genuine leader

Meat and two veg, and a new look

Your supermarket's own brand fashion is starting to give designer labels a run for their money.

Adidas runs into trouble at Tesco

Customers of Britain's biggest supermarket chain can today pick up cut- price sportswear along with their frozen turkey and toilet rolls.

Cycling: Manning shows his true potential

News of Paul Manning's victory in the four-day Tour of Lancashire was flashed to Chris Boardman in France yesterday, signalling that another rider from the Wirral racing "stable" was on track for a promising career.

Adidas investors in pounds 1bn bonanza

Adidas yesterday announced that one of its main shareholders was disposing of almost 12 million shares, worth pounds 750m. The sale will in effect make the original pounds 200m invested four years ago by Robert Louis-Dreyfus and four others for a 76 per cent stake in the then loss-making German sportswear giant worth pounds 1.1bn.

Isn't it, ahem, just that little bit early-Nineties?

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THE EYE ON: POP& JAZZ

Korn play Manchester Academy 25 Jan, Wolverhampton Civic Hall 26 Jan, Nottingham Rock City 27 Jan, Leeds Town & Country Club 29 Jan, Newcastle University 30 Jan

The Mansun family

Britpop is officially dead. The void it leaves behind has been stuffed with a succession of bandwagoners and wannabes. Is there any hope for the coming year? Ryan Gilbey thinks a new cohort of rock bands holds the answer
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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
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