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

Shoe trek

Victim: Keith Paine, 30

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

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?



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
Susan Sarandon described David Bowie as
peopleSusan Sarandon reveals more on her David Bowie romance
sportDidier Drogba returns to Chelsea on one-year deal
Arts and Entertainment
The Secret Cinema performance of Back to the Future has been cancelled again
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Christian Grey cradles Ana in the Fifty Shades of Grey film
filmFifty Shades of Grey trailer provokes moral outrage in US
Louis van Gaal would have been impressed with Darren Fletcher’s performance against LA Galaxy during Manchester United’s 7-0 victory
The new dawn heralded by George Osborne has yet to rise
voicesJames Moore: As the Tories rub their hands together, the average voter will be asking why they're not getting a piece of the action
Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring for Southampton although the goal was later credited to Adam Lallana
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Jo Brand says she's mellowed a lot
tvJo Brand says shows encourage people to laugh at the vulnerable
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Finding the names for America’s shame: What happens to the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert?

Finding the names for America’s shame

The immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert
Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears