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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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The future of GM

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

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Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

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