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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.

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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.

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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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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions