Life and Style

Former bodybuilding champion Jim Morris still has an amazing physique, which he credits to his veganism

Postcard from... Berlin

Berlin likes to boast that it is one of the hippest cities in Europe, but some parts of the once divided German capital still seem like somewhere on the Moon.

Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina during the hearing of her appeal

Member of Pussy Riot refused parole in Russia

Plight of the band has drawn international attention

Justin Timberlake performs at the Brits

3 musical collaborations that make Justin Timberlake and Marcus Mumford look normal

A matter of mere weeks after Justin Timberlake was reportedly banging on about his enviably simpatico relationship with longtime producer Timbaland, it seems he's found himself a brand new recording buddy.

Chung says: 'It was a brilliant party until we all fell over in front of the paparazzi: that wasn't so cool'

How We Met: Henry Holland & Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung, 28

And the beet goes on: The year is still young enough to sow the UK's favourite seed

Suttons Seeds has just issued its official top five bestseller list for the season so far, and it goes like this: at number five is its pack of peppery wild rocket. At number four, an old favourite: "White Lisbon" spring onion. At number three, a recently launched mix of tasty, fast-growing lettuce varieties: "Speedy Veg Leaf Salad Mix". At number two, the sweet-flavoured, unchewy carrot "Nantes". And stillthere after months in that coveted number one position – a bit like "(Everything I Do) I Do it for You" by Bryan Adams – is Beetroot "Boltardy".

Bryan Adams to receive Hollywood star

Bryan Adams is to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bangladesh hosts Cricket World Cup opening ceremony

Bangladeshis cast aside their usual docile and reserved image today and proudly displayed their sporting passion at the gala opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup later in the capital.

A Concert for Killing Cancer, HMV Apollo, London

Rock gods are better than all right

Album: Maroon 5, Hands All Over (A&M)

The studio anchor of Maroon 5's third album is super-producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who apparently approached the band, rather than the other way round, before inflicting upon them the same process to which he subjected Def Leppard, Bryan Adams and AC/DC: basically, strip away everything, get them to write better songs, and start from scratch.

Coldplay bows to irresistible force of 'Glee'

It is one of the more unlikely cultural synergies of recent times: Glee and Coldplay, together at last. After months of denial, lead singer Chris Martin has finally given in to allowing the hit US show access to the band's back catalogue.

She sailed the world – now Ellen MacArthur is doing her bit to save it

Ellen MacArthur learned about self-sufficiency at sea. Now she’s applying the same principles on dry land by building her own eco-friendly house

Meet the beach tribes: A who's who of the British at play on their annual seaside holidays

Are you an Adonis in Speedos or a Frustrated Foodie? John Walsh presents a satirical who's who of the British at play beside the seaside

Party Of The Week: Stars lend an ear to Bryan Adams' Hear the World appeal

The rock star and photographer Bryan Adams was in high spirits at a cocktail party on Tuesday night at London's Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea.

Pandora: Finger-pointing as BNP squares up to the GLA

Disappointing news, now, for those readers only too delighted at the thought of a BNP member in the dock: you might just have to wait a little longer.

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker