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Running shoes, check. Lycra leggings, check. Snazzy top, check. But have you got an armband to keep your valuables safe and dry?

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Trouser suits are one of the best things to have come out of the Seventies. Today they are pared down, both in silhouette and in detail - no massive flares or embroidered dragons down the leg a la Jimmy Page. Two things tend to worry women about trouser suits, that they will look too masculine, or look too Eighties and career-womany. The tendency is to avoid the first by teaming the suit with an obviously feminine blouse - maybe something frilly - or a sexy bustier; and to avoid the second by dressing the suit down, with plimsoles for example. These are all ghastly and dated ideas. A trouser suit is best kept simple and stylish and worn with a modest shirt, plain or printed, or a plain knit sweater. Footwear should be loafers, strappy heels, or - best of all - stacked heeled ankle boots.

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Peer's wife sends raider packing with quick knee below the belt

A bungling burglar called Tom left his address-book behind at the scene of the crime after nearly being neutered by the wife of a prominent Labour peer who caught him red-handed in her home.

French rust belt provides ready recruits for Islam

Mary Dejevsky in Roubaix sees the appeal that religion has for a `betrayed' generation

Get a load of that, sonny

The scene at Hamiltons Gallery earlier this week was chaotic. The frames for top fashion photographer Ellen Von Unwerth's show, "When Children Should Be in Bed" (right), were too small, and a posse of assistants was hastily constructing new ones, covering themselves from head to toe in silver glitter. In the midst of this frenzy stood Ellen Von Unwerth herself, a lanky blonde goddess in blue jeans. Von Unwerth is used to staying calm under pressure; her first job was in the Roncalli Circus, as assistant to the knife-thrower.

Walkman `could be clipped to bag'

A 64-year-old Court of Appeal judge was told yesterday that he does not have to wear a Sony Walkman on his belt - he could clip it on his handbag.

Six of the best Mock crocs

1Osprey bag, pounds 225. Shiny leather patent Kelly bag in mock croc. Optional shoulder strap and gilt fastening. A good, robust, elegant bag. A winner for being durable and stylish, also available in plain leather in the new acid brights. Available from Osprey, 11 Saint Christophers Place, W1 and Liberty, Regent Street, London W1. Enquiries (0171-935 2824)

out there: Sexual provocation

The original idea was to take on that Conran's ideal, that bourgeois, beige, nice design, good taste crap and do a complete department store based around sex

Beat the blues in red

SIX OF THE BEST

`This shotgun certificate,' said one man in a voice of doom, `has not been signed'

With the grouse-shooting season well under way, there must be hundreds of sporting weapons in transit between England and Scotland, and a good many of them surely travel by air. All the same, I thought it worth a check, before I flew from Birmingham to Aberdeen, to see how British Airways would prefer my shotgun to be carried.

THE BAG BABIES

When push comes to shove, is it better to carry your baby? Our panel tries five ways to leave your hands free

Buy me: THE SKINNY BELT

One sure way to update your winter wardrobe, and show a knowledge of summer trends, is the skinny belt. Barely a collection was in sight, from this side of the Atlantic to the other, that did not contain a pinched-in waist on an hour- glass figure . Galliano in Paris, Calvin Klein in New York, and Prada in Milan all added that finishing touch - a neat belt fastened around a svelte waist.

White for the wife, black or red for the mistress

Lyndsay Russell goes undercover at Janet Reger's lingerie shop

The men who know what's v. good: E Jane Dickson discovers that hell for hip fashion stylists is rubber-soled shoes, double cuffs and gaping, beltless belt loops

GREG FAY and Justin Laurie are v. good stylists. Not very good, but 'v. good'. It says so on their letterhead. In the higher echelons of hip, post-ironic deconstructivist details matter.
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A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

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Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

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