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A high court row over the rights to use a famous 1960s Savile Row tailoring brand has been lost by Conservative Party vice-chairman Alan Lewis.

Questions raised over ordeal of murdered girl's family

The Dowler Case

Lady Gaga wants a fashion career

Lady Gaga wants to work in fashion when she is finished with music.

All eyes on Kate at Trooping the Colour

The Duchess of Cambridge watched with pride today as her husband took part in one of the world's greatest spectacles of pageantry and pomp in honour of the Queen.

Diary: No way for a Lady to behave

Fashion-based cat-fight news. When Lady Gaga (real name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) performed at Anna Wintour's Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala last May, the two reportedly failed to hit it off, not least because Gaga was an hour late for her performance.

Three fashion icons and their special relationships

Michelle Obama's style choices can make or break a label. But she's not the only one. Harriet Walker on a visit that's frocking the world

Katy Holland: Why the Barbie hotel suite has made me a nervous Shrek

Am I imagining things, or has the world been taken over by kids' fantasy icons?

Susannah Shops: The allure of pink

Pink jeans are the thing this season, apparently: in candyfloss and loose-fitting, with a low, laced waistline at Isabel Marant and skinny in lightweight hot-pink courtesy of J Brand.

Video: Paedophile ring admit guilt

Det Chief Supt Roger Bannister says the internet is not a safe place for paedophiles.

Walker to judge FSA's RBS report

Sir David walker has been asked to mediate in a dispute that has delayed the Financial Services Authority's long-awaited report into the failure of Royal Bank of Scotland.

The royal torture chamber

If I was Prince William and his new wife, I’d find Stephen Glover’s media column in The Independent this morning terrifying...

Ready To Wear: I won't be put off by going head-to-head with an icon

We're off to Chesil Beach for a mini-break.

Chechnya: No blood on my hands, says Kadyrov

Chechnya's kremlin-backed leader flippantly dismissed suggestions of involvement in killings in the restive Russian region, telling a court yesterday that his hands were clean following a recent manicure.

The Old Romantic, By Louise Dean

Bereft admirers of Beryl Bainbridge should seek out Louise Dean. In her hilarious but often poignant novels, classes, generations, ways of life, all collide with a disarming comic thump.

Kenneth Clarke's 'no win, no fee' crackdown

The Justice Secretary will today promise an end to the "no win, no fee" deals that encourage unscrupulous lawyers to take spurious cases to court.

Junya Watanabe: Riviera redux

Watanabe has turned his hand to maritime dress. And nautical prints and Breton stripes have never looked so good, says Susannah Frankel
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee