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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?

Riding high on a Mexican wave

Magnificent ruins, spectacular beaches and an infectious spirit of fiesta: Candida Lloyd raises her margarita to Mexico's Yucatn peninsula and its historical capital, Merida

Sketch: Dobson and Doris let battle commence

GIRL POWER may be on the on the wane in pop, but yesterday it made a dramatic and much-needed reappearance on the Opposition front bench.

Buy Me: Burton menswear

For those men who hate clothes shopping but still want to look good with as little effort as possible, Burton Menswear have come up with the perfect solution. Their newly launched catalogue makes it easy for you to shop not only from home, but also from the safety of your office, by phone or fax. Delivery is to whichever you choose. What could be easier? There's no need to set up an account; just pay by credit card. Delivery is on the next working day following your order.

LA life

'Any woman would get suspicious when you're with a guy who's so hot for you one day that you'd think he was auditioning for a B-movie, and then the next day he'll pass up suspenders and a wonderbra in favour of reading a K-mart catalogue. It didn't make sense.'

Camp!Camp!Camp!

Love! Valour! Compassion! Joe Mantello (15)

Roaring Rusedski stays in with a shout

There was nothing as exotic as sunshine at Wimbledon yesterday, but a full day of play under grey skies restored some order to a tournament in danger of drowning. Despite an early start and extra time, play on the middle Sunday has been decreed once again, a repeat of the People's Day of six years ago when the debenture holders and the regulars had to give way to the common queuers and the Royal Box was invaded by former champions. Tickets, as last time, will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Boom in sales of loyalist regalia

Street fashion: Orange regalia flies out of the shops, as marchers and residents fail to come to terms

Time to get waisted

BELTS have ceased to be just something to hold your trousers up with. Last year they started being a real "yes I must have that" accessory, what with chain belts and all that low-slung business. This year they mutate into fancier stuff altogether, and although (I hope) those ghastly big ornate cowboy-style belts will never become fashionable, we are talking about beady bits, enamel and fringes. Be careful however, the belt should never overtake your outfit. And if you can't afford the Ralph Lauren one in the main pic (you know it's expensive when they say "to order") then you can always get your beading needle out. One final style point: as last year, belts are still fairly low slung and not to be worn corset- tight.

SEE ME FEEL ME TOUCH ME BUY ME

The Primp is followed by the Twirl, the Mother and the Wallet- Carrier. The Take-Home is the result, and the Add-On the bonus. In the new language of shopping, this is a girl and her parents being filmed and analysed as they make their purchases. Malcolm Gladwell begins our special issue on modern American lifestyles by investigating the major science of selling. Illustration by Stephen Parkes

Boxing : Heartbreak Holmes

Larry Holmes has never been diplomatic, and at 47 he is not about to change. "I'm going to get on the aeroplane tomorrow and bare my arse out the window to show what I think of Denmark," he said in the dressing-room at Copenhagen on Friday night after a thoroughly bad split- decision loss to Brian Neilsen had denied him even a fingerhold on the world heavyweight championship which the Dane's International Boxing Organisation belt represented.

Why didn't you just belt it? Barbara Southgate to her son Gareth after his penalty miss against Germany in Euro 96

SPORTS QUOTES OF 1996: Mum has the last word in a year of sage sayings and verbal vigour. Compiled by Rob McLean

The Knack: How to look 10lb lighter

You need a big belt, a bright waistcoat and a G-string to look slimline, says Liz Earle

5 ways to wear a dress

If you're making just one investment this autumn, the simple shirt- dress has a lot to be said for it. The one shown here is by Betty Jackson, the British designer who launched her first collection over 15 years ago and has been dressing modern, working women as diverse in shape and personality as Joanna Lumley, Cherie Blair, Marianne Faithfull, Victoria Wood, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French and Lisa Stansfield. Each of them would wear this black button-through dress very differently. So can you, depending on who you are - and who you want to be.

Fashion: Indian summer

Nothing is so beguiling as an Indian summer: the soft light, the gentle breezes - and the irresistible suggestion of lazy walks through ripe pastures. These are days for the bohemian woman who drifts through life, pausing to enjoy the view. She wears the fruits of her wanderings like a nomad, trinkets picked up in Tibet or Zanzibar - or from select outlets in Britain. Fling on some old beads, an antique shawl, a cluster of rings echoing the colours of the fields, and wander off into the sunset

BOYS' ZONE

Time was when a gentleman would never go out without a neatly knotted tie and a well pressed shirt with double cuffs held together with a smart pair of cuff-links. Nowadays, as we all become more casually attired, it is really only the tie that makes any sort of regular appearance. What thought goes into buying or wearing a belt ("It's just something to keep my jeans up with"), socks ("If they're not crispy I'll wear them for another day") or a tie? As for cuff-links, every man has a pair somewhere, but when was the last time they were worn? (There is, unbelievably, a cuff- link etiquette which states that cuff-links should never be bigger than than a man's thumb. I think this is nonsense.) So if this has given you the inclination to get spruced up or indulge yourself, here is a healthy selection of bits that will finish off any outfit nicely.
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