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Suits are such a lovely shape this spring. They're either loose and pyjama-y or neatly tailored but with either the feel is clean. No unnecessary lapels or details. But the greatest change in suits is in the trousers: they're worn very short. I love this look - not only can you saw inches off last years trousers if you so wish, but they look so nice at this length, really modern and fresh. Really wide trousers are still best worn long and floppy but with straighter ones you should be aiming for mid calf. I don't agree that this look cuts your legs in half and makes them look short. Plus if you've got good ankles and not so good thighs, then you can still wear trousers and get the best of both worlds. In the summer these cheeky little suits, worn with bare legs and flat shoes, will be everywhere so buy them now before every high street store sells out.

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The Sketch: Hellfire sermon on tobacco leaves House in difficulty

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Sir: In reply to the point raised (28 October) about standardising the F1 cars to the same spec. In principle this is a good plan, stopping drivers blaming their cars' performance instead of their own (poor workman blaming tools and all that.) However, this would inhibit the drive to explore technological advances, which in turn can be passed down to the retail market. A fairer system would be to start the cars in reverse order to the previous season's finishing points, thus forcing the superior drivers to start at the back of the grid.

Met police officer on pounds 10m drug charge

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Hockey: Spirited Cannock

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