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

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Belgian conductor Philippe Herreweghe has chosen Mahler's Symphony No 4 as the debut release on his PHI label.

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Bolland hand-picks pilot Paris store for M&S’s new European strategy

Marks & Spencer is in talks to open a store on the Champs-Elysées as part of its latest European strategy put in place by its new chief executive.

Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, British Museum, London

The great necrocracy's hieroglyphs reach over the millennia with images of death invoking ceremony, celebration and pleasure

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Harriet Walker: France's High Heel Race is anything but dignified

Only in France, a country where even adverts for compost mulch include gratuitous nudity, could a high-heel race signify the apex of egalitarianism. Every year in Paris, teams of women jostle each other on the edge of a giant pink crashmat, before hurtling up and down it dressed as fairies and nurses in teetering stilettos.

Cycling: Mad Manx Cavendish settles scores

The world's greatest sprinter lets rip at sloppy journalists and jealous rivals

The French renaissance of Claude Monet

For much of the world he's the poster boy of Impressionism, but back home he's widely derided as banal. Now a Paris exhibition hopes to change all that

Sergei Diaghilev: Ballet's master networker provocateur

Before Sergei Diaghilev, it was possible to dismiss ballet as a frivolous excuse for showing pretty girls and dresses without anybody getting too upset. The Ballets Russes changed all that. Formed by Diaghilev in 1911, this extraordinary company unleashed a 30-year whirlwind of scandal, celebrity, glamour and innovation that is now being celebrated in a major exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Laurent Fignon: Cyclist remembered for losing the Tour de France by eight seconds

Laurent Fignon twice won the Tour de France but will be forever remembered for the one he lost – and by how much. On the final day of the 1989 Tour the Frenchman seemed assured of victory, only to lose to his American rival, Greg LeMond, by a heart-breaking eight seconds, the closest margin in the race's history.

Maureen Forrester: Contralto celebrated for her interpretations of Mahler

The contralto Maureen Forrester gained worldwide fame as a recitalist and concert singer during the early part of her long career. Noted particularly for her magnificent interpretations of Mahler's songs and other vocal music, she also sang Brahms, Dvorák and Bach with equal facility, while her rich, opulent voice, always under perfect control, was agile enough for Handel's most florid music. She came to opera relatively late, but from the mid-1960s onward, while continuing her concert and recital tours, she also took one or two operatic engagements a year, mostly in North America.

'The magnificent seven' hotels see return of the super-rich

Crisis? What crisis? Judging by the flood of super-rich foreign tourists into France this summer, the recession is over, at least for some.

Chic chambres: Paris's best boutiques

The French capital has plenty of grand hotels to choose from, but small is beautiful too – as revealed by these stunning properties taken from the new 'Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: France'

Tour de France: Sorry, Lance. You might be a legend, but you can't wear that kit

Lance Armstrong wanted to end his Tour de France career on a winning note. Instead, his chances of victory long since gone, he was denied even the dignified exit he must have hoped for yesterday when, as the final stage of his final Tour was getting under way, officials told him and his team-mates to stop riding and change their kit.

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