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French police have identified the man arrested for shooting a newspaper assistant photographer and carrying out three other attacks.

New CCTV image of suspect shows him wearing a red jacket, blue jumper and a fawn bonnet – a change of clothes from the khaki jacket worn when he attacked newspaper

Paris shooting: As police hunt ‘polite’ gunman after Libération attack, locals try their best to remain calm

City remains on high alert with the population picturing lone attacker stalking its streets looking for further victims

Paris shooting: Fear of repeat attacks as police hunt gunman that opened fire on Libération newspaper

Soon afterwards shots were fired at the headquarters of a major French bank just west of Paris, and a gunman took a man hostage briefly nearby

Sir Dave Brailsford speaks with the winner of the 2013 Tour de France, Chris Froome, during the final stage

Tour de France 2013: Sir Dave Brailsford hails Team Sky effort that propelled Chris Froome to glory

Froome became the second winner from Team Sky in as many years

Activists against same-sex marriage took to the streets in Paris

France: Huge gay marriage protest turns violent in Paris

About 400,000 traditionalists take to streets to oppose new law

Sports Personality of the Year: a vote for Wiggo is a vote for the French. It has to be Mo.

This year has provided us with an embarrassment of sporting riches to choose from, but there can only be one winner

The Tour de France will start in Corsica

2013 Tour de France route unveiled, and mountainous route is not good news for defending champion Bradley Wiggins

While the sports world comes to terms with the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, Tour de France organisers unveiled a mountainous, prestigious route for the 100th edition of the world's greatest cycling race on today.

Mark Cavendish crosses the line at the end of the men's cycling road race event

Cavendish crushed as rivals close ranks

Hot favourite to win Britain's first gold medal of Games hits out at conspiracy to deny him victory as Vinokurov is first across the line

Australian relatives of Bradley Wiggins’s estranged father Gary launch campaign to solve mystery of his violent death

As Britain fêtes its newest sporting hero, Bradley Wiggins, the Tour de France champion’s Australian relatives are hoping the publicity may help solve the mystery of his father’s violent death.

There were no surprises, but plenty of delight as Bradley Wiggins rode to his expected victory in the 2012 Tour de France at the Arc de Triomphe yesterday

Tour de France: Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford believes Bradley Wiggins can improve

Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford believes Bradley Wiggins is still capable of improvement, despite winning an historic Tour de France at the weekend.

Bradley Wiggins celebrates with his team

Tour de France: Bradley Wiggins looking forward to riding bike 'without all these idiots on motorbikes taking photos of you'

Life has changed for Bradley Wiggins, the first British Tour de France champion, but a love of cycling remains his main motivation.

Wiggins celebrating on the finish line at the end of the 53,5 km individual time-trial

Tour de France: Tears of joy for Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins was overcome with emotion after moving on to the verge of achieving a lifelong goal of victory in the Tour de France.

Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande mark VE Day in Paris

In his last state ceremony as France's president, Nicolas Sarkozy led commemorations today in Paris marking the end of World War II in Europe, standing side-by-side with the man who ousted him from power.

John Lichfield: Changing times on the most famous avenue in the world

All is not bliss in the Elysian fields.

48 Hours: Helsinki

With long summer days and a vibrant arts festival on the agenda, the Finnish capital is now at its most alluring, says <b>Chris Leadbeater</b>

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The politics of the weekly shop

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Beam me up, Scottie!

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Beware Wet Paint

The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition
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Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

Can 'The Endless River' carry on the tradition?
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Sanctuary for the suicidal

One mother's story of how London charity Maytree helped her son with his depression
A roller-coaster tale from the 'voice of a generation'

Not That Kind of Girl:

A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

Model mother

Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
Apple still coolest brand – despite U2 PR disaster

Apple still the coolest brand

Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits