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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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