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Naked photos of Prince William on the market

Another twist to the naked royals story; William Foxton, writing for The Telegraph, discusses how photos of Kate Middleton have boosted the fortunes of online porn sites - and reveals that pictures of Prince William naked are also apparently being offered to publishers.

My Edinburgh: Sara Pascoe, Comedian

Welcome to the Edinburgh Bragging Festival, I hope you like telling everyone how excellent you are! The first thing to do is hang pictures of your brilliant face everywhere, but much bigger than your actual face, so that everyone can see from 500 yards how brilliant your face is (who knew there was that much Photoshop in the world?) Next, collect as many stars as you can and plaster your face and your Twitter feed with them in a row. Now, we can all start getting jealous of each other!

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Kids getting too much attention? Publish your 'momoir'

This autumn, don't be surprised if you find hordes of tween girls huddled over the debut book by Pattie Mallette. She's not the new JK Rowling or Stephenie Meyer – Mallette is, in fact, Justin Bieber's mother, and it has just been announced that in September she will publish Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom. Although mainly chronicling her own troubled childhood, naturally it will include details of what it's like being the mother of the most famous teenager on the planet.

Nicholls stable hit by coughing (but Kauto's OK)

Statistics have been telling a tale for several weeks now and yesterday the man at the wrong end of one of the lines on the graph, Paul Nicholls, confirmed his concerns for the health of some of his Manor Farm charges. The six-times champion trainer has saddled just one winner this month – Zarkandar at Newbury on Friday – and all his 16 runners on Saturday lost. "It's fairly obvious we had a moderate weekend," he said, "and I have several horses coughing."