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French Sole is celebrating 25 years with its first non-London store – it’s time to slip in to spring, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Game must try freedom

IAN RIDLEY believes that better conditions should be welcomed not feared: Bosman and beyond: Football's ability to adapt to change is put to the test again as the small clubs fear the worst

Out of a synthetic miracle, real joy

Fifty years ago there was dressing in the streets when peace broke out and British women fell in love with nylons - invented before the war and brought over here by GIs. And, reports Francesca Fearon, the artificial silk is still hip

OBITUARY:Ron Kray

Ron Kray was not the most successful of criminals, and he was far from the most violent. But he was a glamorous gangster who contributed to local charities, a murderer who loved his mother. He was at heart a street fighter and local hard man whose unambiguous embrace of the gangster ethic at the expense of commercial rationality now seems as dated as bubble cars and full employment.

Fashion: Where to build the foundations for your superstructure

If you're looking for something substantial in the lingerie line, the retailers featured here may be able to suggest one or two little items for the weak end

Fashion: Smalls with staying power

To achieve that hour-glass silhouette, you'd better spend some time choosing structured underwear that will help to smooth those hips and nip those waists, advise Charlie Harrington and Marion Hume

Cracks in the fabric of society: Censors say jail will deter illegal traders: Video classification

FILM censors who classify videos for home viewing yesterday urged the Government to use exemplary jail sentences to deter unscrupulous traders who sell material to under-age customers, writes Ian MacKinnon.

INLA informer admits receiving pounds 400,000

AN MI5 informer admitted to a court yesterday that he received pounds 400,000 from the Security Service after the arrest of two alleged members of the Irish National Liberation Army, but denied acting as 'agent provocateur' in a plot to mount a bombing campaign.

THEATRE / Coming out on the tiles: Paul Taylor reviews MSM at the Royal Court

It's not the first time this year that we've been made privy to a Gents on the main stage of London's Royal Court theatre. Max Stafford- Clark's Edwardian King Lear opened with Kent and Gloucester discussing affairs of state over a ruminative pee side by side at a Palace of Westminster urinal. That, though, was just a flash in the pan (so to speak) compared with MSM, DV8 Physical Company's extended anatomy of 'Men who have Sex with Men' in public lavatories.

Entrapment ruling

Police acted lawfully in posing as hitmen to ensnare two people jailed for trying to hire contract killers, the Court of Appeal ruled. Dismissing an application by Keith Smurthwaite and Susan Gill, Lord Taylor said: 'The fact that the evidence has been obtained by entrapment, or by an agent provocateur or by a trick does not of itself require a trial judge to exclude it.'

Motoring: Why macho man resents fast women: More females have more money - and fast cars. Male reaction is revealing, Sandy Sulaiman finds

THE slick-haired young executive-type in his tomato-red Corvette was sitting right on my tail as I drove down the M40 in rush-hour traffic. Glancing in my rear-view mirror I could see him gesticulating impatiently for me to move over and let him pass as the outside lane was blocked. When I stayed put, he pulled his car into the inside lane, overtook and then cut in front, mouthing something that looked suspiciously like 'silly cow'.

Rugby Union: Australia lose fight and match

Munster. .22 Australia. .19
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I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
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Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

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