Extras

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

French check-out lady scans years of insults to bag bestseller

At the start of 2008, Anna Sam, was part of a legion of 170,000 French women who are, in her words, “omnipresent but invisible”. She was a “beepeuse” (a woman who beeps) or, more officially, a “hôtesse de caisse” (till-hostess). In other words, she was a supermarket check-out girl.

Girl Boy Girl, By Savannah Knoop

A real account of abuse, prostitution and abandonment that was all faked

How Do I Look?: Louise Trotter, Fashion director, age 39

Trench coats are my main investment each season; my wardrobe is full of them. I found this one on one of my weekly pilgrimages to Portobello Road in west London. I love to customise pieces, to make them personal to me. I took off all the old buttons on this coat and added odd vintage ones, mixed with a few taken from other outfits. Now it feels really special.

Selected Letters, by Julian Maclaren-Ross, edited by Paul Willetts

Belated cheers for a low life devoted to high art

The plane truth: The secret life of luggage

Ever wondered what happens to your bags after check-in? Or what the chances are that they will actually make it to your destination? Lost luggage is a big deal for travellers – and a major headache for airlines.

Boxing: Early finish on cards as Britain's best collide

Enzo Maccarinelli and David Haye are the finest pair of cruiserweights around but blink and you may well miss their fight early tomorrow morning, writes Steve Bunce

The Man Who Pays His Way: How one airline is moving in the right direction over missing luggage

In other circumstances, or other countries perhaps, the sequence of gestures might constitute an arrestable offence. The left hip goes up and then thrusts forwards until it almost touches a small, square panel. Then the right shoulder comes into play, nudging open the door. Another tea run successfully completed.

The 5-minute Interview: Jocelyn Jee Esien, Comedian

'I giggled nervously when I met the Queen and my belt fell off'

Children 'smuggled for petty crime'

A Bulgarian network that bought children from poor families and made them work as criminals in western Europe has been smashed with the simultaneous arrest of 41 Bulgarians in Italy, Bulgaria, Germany and Austria.

Robert Chesshyre: America's brutal culture of unseen oppression

Rotten apples only thrive when the barrel is rancid. Prison guards take their tone from the top
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Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?
Rachael Lander interview: From strung out to playing strings

From strung out to playing strings

Award-winning cellist Rachael Lander’s career was almost destroyed by the alcohol she drank to fight stage fright. Now she’s playing with Elbow and Ellie Goulding
The science of saturated fat: A big fat surprise about nutrition?

A big fat surprise about nutrition?

The science linking saturated fats to heart disease and other health issues has never been sound. Nina Teicholz looks at how governments started advising incorrectly on diets
Emmys 2014 review: Can they genuinely compete with the Oscars

Can they genuinely compete with the Oscars?

The recent Emmy Awards are certainly glamorous, but they can't beat their movie cousins
On the road to nowhere: A Routemaster trip to remember

On the road to nowhere

A Routemaster trip to remember
Hotel India: Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace leaves its darker days behind

Hotel India

Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace leaves its darker days behind
10 best pencil cases

Back to school: 10 best pencil cases

Whether it’s their first day at school, uni or a new project, treat the student in your life to some smart stationery
Arsenal vs Besiktas Champions League qualifier: Gunners know battle with Turks is a season-defining fixture

Arsenal know battle with Besiktas is a season-defining fixture

Arsene Wenger admits his below-strength side will have to improve on last week’s show to pass tough test
Pete Jenson: Athletic Bilbao’s locals-only transfer policy shows success does not need to be bought

Pete Jenson: A Different League

Athletic Bilbao’s locals-only transfer policy shows success does not need to be bought
This guitar riff has been voted greatest of all time

The Greatest Guitar Riff of all time

Whole Lotta Votes from Radio 2 listeners
Britain’s superstar ballerina

Britain’s superstar ballerina

Alicia Markova danced... every night of the week and twice on Saturdays
Berlin's Furrie invasion

Berlin's Furrie invasion

2000 fans attended Eurofeurence
‘It was a tidal wave of terror’

‘It was a tidal wave of terror’

Driven to the edge by postpartum psychosis