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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?

Draw Me a House allows little hands to reimagine famous buildings from the Parthenon to the Gherkin, while learning about architectural styles. £12.95, published by Cicada Books

Robber who dressed as Elvis is jailed for life

A serial armed robber who dressed up as Elvis Presley and wore other bizarre disguises when he targeted betting shops was jailed yesterday.

<p>1. Eastpak Provider Blackout</p>
<p>£65, epacks.co.uk</p>
<p>No list of the best backpacks would be complete without an Eastpak in there somewhere. This one has two main compartments, one mini one, plus a padded laptop sleeve as well.</p>

The 10 Best rucksacks

1. Eastpak Provider Blackout

£65, epacks.co.uk

No list of the best backpacks would be complete without an Eastpak in there somewhere. This one has two main compartments, one mini one, plus a padded laptop sleeve as well.

<p>1. Duct Tape</p>
<p>£3.33, staples.co.uk</p>
<p>It doesn't just seal tears and cuts in your suitcase, but can also be used to waterproof things, cheaply and quickly, on the hoof.</p>

The 10 Best budget travel buys

1. Duct Tape

£3.33, staples.co.uk

It doesn't just seal tears and cuts in your suitcase, but can also be used to waterproof things, cheaply and quickly, on the hoof.

Ready To Wear: Fashion gives the posh punk its stamp of approval

There's nothing fashion loves more than a posh punk, and with the pick of the world's most beautiful women at his bejewelled fingertips, Karl Lagerfeld has opted for Alice Dellal as the forthcoming face of the Chanel Boy bag.

No, no, no: Radio Times takes a Santa pause on its cover

Santa Claus, the retail industry's poster boy for lavish spending in the build-up to Christmas, has been ditched as the cover star for this year's festive edition of the Radio Times.

Christmas gift guide: Smarten up his act this season

Make the perfect picks and get any man looking and feeling fantastic for Christmas – from head to toe...

Tributes to social research group

Tributes have been paid to an army of researchers who have been asking the British public about everything from their underwear to aircraft noise for seven decades.

Jimmy Choo sold to Labelux for &#163;500m

Labelux, the private luxury group which already owns Bally, has bought Jimmy Choo for around £500m. Labelux snapped up the shoe firm ahead of a host of rival bids, including the private-equity outfit TPG.

Simon Calder: New rules on liquids need solid foundations

The man who pays his way

Jonathan Aitken: What Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce can expect from prison - by a man who knows

In a column published in October 2011,  the former Tory MP, who was jailed for perjury, said prisons are humane and a good place to shed delusions

Carola Long: 'Suddenly, heaping on mismatched layers in a bid to stay warm has become a look'

When the weather gets cold it's tempting to give up on fashion and dress like a farmer by slinging on a heavy wool coat, an oversized knit, and hiking boots with chunky walking socks. The good news is that with a few essential tweaks, something not far off this look is actually very much on-trend.

The ten best belts

Whether it’s bright red leather or leopard-print, make a statement with one of this season’s key accessories...

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The ten best leggings

We’ve got over our fear of clingy legwear. From the frivolous and bold to the plain and downright versatile, this selection proves you can stretch a point...

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