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Mulberry, the luxury fashion brand, has hailed the "march of the new order" of travelling Asian and Brazilian shoppers for driving a stunning uplift in its half-year profits and sales.

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Great expectations for brand Dickens

Charles Dickens' bicentenary next year is set to make a fortune.

Forstmann: philanthropist

Teddy Forstmann: Pioneer of the leveraged buy-out

The former Wall Street financier, Theodore "Teddy" Forstmann, was a pioneer of the leveraged buy-out during the wave of corporate takeovers in the 1980s, playing a prominent role in one of the largest takeovers in history, that of RJR Nabisco, which he lost, though he became immortalised in the book, Barbarians at the Gate.

Amol Rajan: Piling on the pressure for modern men to look good

If even a sliver of doubt was loitering in your mind on the central question of modern culture – is The Only Way is Essex (Towie among friends) the best programme of the 21st century? – last week's exhilarating developments should have eradicated it.

Cockroach hell for I'm A Celeb stars

Stars of this year's 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!' will be greeted by 10,000 cockroaches at the start of the show.

Today from i: Celebrity Publishers

Known nationwide for herwriterly talents, Katie Price is launching her own magazine. Before ‘Katie: My Magazine’ hits the shelves on September 7, we take a look at some classier alternatives.

Today from i: Celebrity heroes

When Sir Richard Branson’s holiday palace on Necker Island was razed to the ground on Monday morning, Kate Winslet sprang into action to save the tycoon’s 90-year-oldmother, Eve. Sowhat better time to raise a glass to celebrity heroes?

Celebrity blunders: Things they wish they hadn't said

Kanye West was booed by crowds at the Big Chill Festival this week after he compared himself to Hitler onstage.

Celebrities give voice to benches

A series of "talking benches" voiced by such celebrities as Miranda Hart and Stephen Fry are being set up at eight beauty spots.

Caught & Social: Bloody celebs...

To the launch of Belvedere’s new Bloody Mary Vodka at London’s Le Caprice restaurant. The American fashion designer Zac Posen played host.

Silken Skin (PG)

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The ten best celebrity calendars

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Guy Adams: The end of celebrity justice

It wasn’t so long ago that being moderately famous seemed, quite literally, like a license to get away with murder.

Top Ten Celebrity Religious Conversions

In the world of celebrity culture, religion is the new black. Renounce worldly goods, wear a robe and take up chanting, and your celebrity star rating will soar. But the tricky bit is - which religion to choose? In today’s multi-faith society, there’s a bundle of religions to choose from, each with their pros and cons, and the choice can be tough. We take a look at ten famous figures who have felt the pressure of choice and made dramatic conversions from one faith to another.

Top 10 high profile celebrity sackings

In any job there are certain rules you just have to abide by, but some of these celebrity types think they can get away with murder - only to get shown the door.

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