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The 10 Best British spas

Pamper yourself into blissful oblivion before the festive season arrives in this selection of the finest spas in the country

Dressing table: The best shower gels

Whether you need some invigoration first thing, or a way to help wash away the stresses of the day, there's no reason a shower has to be any less luxurious than a bath. A good glug of nourishing shower oil means you can skip the moisturiser and be out the door in no time...

Manscara or guyliner anyone? Tom Ford to launch a range of slap for

Manscara and guyliner are usually the reserve of teens enjoying their experimental emo phase, not the seriously wealthy suited and booted customers of Tom Ford. But that’s all set to change when the designer launches cosmetics for men alongside the modern metrosexual grooming staples of cleanser, moisturiser and eye “treatment”.

Mydidae, Soho Theatre, London

The DryWrite company likes to set its authors intriguing challenges. For example, to test the degree to which it is possible to simulate the authentic voice, it once gave a group of dramatists the choice of submitting either a genuine or a comprehensively faked piece of verbatim theatre, with the audience left to guess which were the trustworthy ones. 

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Hughes odds-on for jockeys' title after four wins (and a ban) at Bath

After a four-timer at Bath yesterday that took his season's tally to 87 winners, Richard Hughes is as short as 1-3 to take the jockeys' title for the first time, even though Ryan Moore still leads by three. The championship is not decided until early November, with the end of the turf season, but the momentum is now with Hughes.