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Shares in Mulberry plummeted nearly 30 per cent in early London trading after the luxury brand issued its third profit warning under chief executive Bruno Guillon.

James Ashton: Let's see Parker pack his bags and go postal

Tim Parker tried to convince me he was staying put when he breezed into my office this week, but I still suspect it won’t be long before the private equity world’s favourite boss has found something new to occupy his mind.

10 years of Freecycle: Matchmaking compulsive off-loaders with the vaguely needy

I’ve no idea why it takes many sofa suppliers six weeks to deliver a sofa, but it does and as a result I’ve got nothing to sit on in my new gaff except an expanse  of scruffy laminate. The idea  of buying a sofa to sit on while  I wait for a sofa to arrive seems needlessly extravagant, so I’ve turned to the global network dedicated to giving away stuff and getting stuff for free.

A 30-second silence marked the start of the London Marathon in an expression of solidarity for the victims of the atrocities in Boston.

London Marathon 2013: From Buzz Lightyear to Ed Balls, London’s runners get home safe amid heightened security

Competitors observe a 30-second silence before the start of the men's elite race and runners  have been encouraged to wear black ribbons

Bag it: Your luggage should be able to withstand the demands of the journey

Henrietta Thompson: Should we get emotional about baggage?

Something to Declare

Travel Agenda: The Refinery in New York City; new Generator Hostel opens in Berlin and new range of travel luggage by Knomo

From hip Berlin hostels to luxury luggage and Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-o-Matic ride

More embarrassment for New York Post after it wrongly identifies Boston bombing pair on front page

A newspaper front page that wrongly identified two innocent men as the prime suspects in the Boston marathon bombing has renewed embarrassment for the New York Post newspaper, just days after it erroneously reported that 12 people had died in the incident when the death toll was in fact three.

The 10 Best gym bags

You've got the trendy trainers and the high-performance kit, now its time to get to and from the work-out in style

Laura Bailey models the Fernworthy bag, £399

Getting a handle on it

The world of handbags is fiercely competitive, but the Radley brand is a real homegrown success story, says Emma Akbareian

Three men jailed for child rapist's murder

Three men are to be sentenced after being found guilty of murdering a convicted child rapist in Dorset.

Stay dry - and dapper

Don’t let the April showers catch you  out. Work out which waterproof works for you, says Lee Holmes

Ex-rugby player Inga Tuigamala and former boxer David Tua

Bad news for Samoa's prop forwards: airline introduces 'pay-as-you-weigh' pricing

The pre-holiday diet just got even more important for those planning on travelling on Samoa Air, which has announced that its passengers will “pay only for what you weigh”.

She’s the hoss: Quentin Jones models the new collection

The devil is in Ms Quentin Jones' detail

The Illustrator and film maker is proud of her work with Spanish label Hoss Intropia

Clockwise from top left: Carolina Herrera 212 Men Eau de Toilette £28.50, 020-7494 6220; Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream £15, Kiehl’s, kiehls.co.uk; Sport 4-in-1 Sportwash £16, from 16 May, Molton Brown, moltonbrown.co.uk; Skin Energy Q10 Double Action Balm £7.49, Nivea for Men, boots.com; All-in-one Face Treatment £22, Lab Series Pro LS, labseries.co.uk; Blu Mediterraneo Mirto di Panarea Perfumed Deodorant £25, Acqua di Parma, acquadiparma.com

Men: Fresh ways to start the day

Symbolically, we all now know that blue isn’t just for boys, but when it comes to a spritz or splash, the hue represents clean, fresh masculinity better than any other – bringing to mind as it does the sea and the sky.

The 10 Best high-street handbags

It’s easy to update your accessories when beautiful styles like these are available at prices to suit modest budgets

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Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
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How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
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Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss