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Empress Eugénie's influence on fashion came very much from her far from ordinary  life, says Alexander Fury

Peter Bills: Heineken Cup following predictable path

There may have been exciting individual matches and for sure there was no lack of courage and commitment.

Tolkienesque Waldrom gives Leicester look of European lords

Leicester 46 Scarlets 10

Bath pick up bonus point but Meehan still not satisfied

Bath may have picked up five points on their trip to Italy on Saturday, but head coach Steve Meehan still wants to see more from his players. After last week's loss at home to Biarritz, a bonus-point win at Magners League minnows Aironi was the only outcome that would leave the West County side with a credible chance of advancing from Pool Four of the Heineken Cup.

Craig's masterplan to revive Bath glory days gets off to a rocky start

New owner has energised the club but after Biarritz debacle questions are being asked

David Flatman: We must stuff Biarritz, then treat them to a dodgy pasty

From the Front Row: It's only October but our Heineken Cup opener at home to tasty French today is a must-win game

Get your kicks: rugby's finest marksmen are ready to make their mark

The world's finest kickers will be out in force on the Heineken Cup's first weekend. Who will dominate the competition?

Exiles draw on Samoan strength as they prepare for Irish duel

This Weekend's Games

Entente discordiale: time for English clubs to prove they can end French rule

As the Heineken Cup kicks off, Premiership sides face a tough test to upset the continental elite's growing dominance

Lawrence Dallaglio: Cardiff can end Welsh jinx and Racing are certainty to shine

The former England captain's pool-by-pool guide to the Heineken Cup

'Group of Death' does not hold any fears for Irish after Heineken Cup draw

Toby Booth, the London Irish head coach, has branded his side's Heineken Cup pool the "Group of Death" following the draw in Cardiff yesterday.

Biarritz duo Lund and Balshaw show there is life after England

The Heineken Cup is now the stuff of obsession for Biarritz, just as it became the be-all and end-all for Munster after two falls at the final hurdle. "We have to dust ourselves down and go again," said Magnus Lund, the flanker so completely forgotten by England that he can barely remember the last time they showed an interest in him. "We still want this, and we want it badly. We're a small team as far as our supporter base is concerned, but we're a big team in heart and spirit. We have unfinished business here."

Toulouse beat BO to enjoy sweet smell of fourth title

Biarritz 19 Toulouse 21: Biarritz score only try in close final but giants of French rugby are happy to kick their way to victory
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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

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Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
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Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
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It helps a winner keep on winning
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Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
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'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
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How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

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What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'