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

Dan Snow: History boy

Dan Snow, son of Peter Snow, has stepped out of his father’s shadow to become the BBC’s latest highbrow heart-throb. Here, he talks to Sophie Morris about the future of history, the complications of family life and why he is a terrible boyfriend

Raymond Lefevre: Maestro of easy listening

Radio listeners who grew up in the Sixties will recall "Ame Câline" ("Soul Coaxing"), the haunting orchestral instrumental which became a staple of the pirate station Radio Caroline's playlist. Arranged, conducted and recorded by the orchestra leader Raymond Lefèvre and issued on the Major Minor label, which had close ties with Caroline, "Ame Câline" became a huge international hit in 1968.

Tour de France: Cavendish treble helps lift gloom

His right hand was raised high with three fingers pointing skywards as he crossed the finish line yesterday, Mark Cavendish's victory salute confirming that he had just become the first Briton to win three stages in a major Tour. The 23-year-old sprinter powered across the line at Narbonne with three-quarters of a bike length advantage over his closest rival, Sebastian Chavanel of France – less than his previous victories at Châteauroux and Toulouse.

Tour de France: Cavendish aiming for final flourish in Paris despite fall

Mark Cavendish has no intention of letting his injury from Monday's epic mountain stage wreck his plans for going all the way to Paris and becoming Britain's first winner on the Tour's legendary Champs-Elysées stage.

Fashion photograhy: Shooting from the hip

Chris Moore has been photographing the international fashion shows for more than 50 years. On the first day of haute couture week in Paris, the 'King of the Catwalk' reveals his trade secrets

24-Hour Room Service: The Vincent Hotel, Southport, Merseyside

As I sit in the bar at The Vincent Hotel, sipping the house cocktail (a rather delicious chilli martini), I feel that I'm in good company.

Yves Saint Laurent: Paris couturier who was revered as a genius but considered himself a 'crazy mixed-up man'

Revered internationally as the most important couturier of modern times, Yves Saint Laurent was a master of feminine tailoring who rewrote the rule book on the way women dress. His style, although occasionally outrageous and often androgynous, never crossed the line between wearable fashion and fancy dress. He was also the first to recognise the importance of branding, with his initials, YSL, becoming a shorthand for French elegance and Parisian chic.

Adieu, Yves: A tribute to the master of couture

Yves Saint Laurent was the greatest force in fashion, a man who battled depression and addiction to reach the top of the most glamorous world of all. Susannah Frankel reflects upon his life's achievements, while those who knew him share their memories

Kitchen staff stage sit-in at Champs-Elysées bistro

Thirty illegal kitchen workers were occupying a restaurant amid tense scenes in the heart of tourist Paris yesterday.

Is the tide about to turn for Southport?

This Lancashire resort has had £220m spent on it in the past decade. Charles Nevin finds out whether the money will attract a new generation of tourists

The hidden Parisian art going down the tube

The Paris Metro has become a cavern of ephemeral but beautiful underground art, discovered one month and destroyed the next. Renovations in two-thirds of the underground stations in the French capital have exposed a cornucopia of old, torn advertising posters or paintings. Some appear to date back to the earliest days of the Paris Metro a century ago.

Paris, 1942: La vie en rose

A new exhibition of colourful images depicting everyday life under Nazi occupation in the French capital has been attacked as a historical whitewash. John Lichfield reports

Exhibition sheds new light on the dark side of Goya

The work of Francisco Goya, one of the most influential 19th-century figures in Western art, is renowned for being gloomy and traumatic. But a new exhibition in Paris suggests that this dark reputation is a little undeserved and seeks, literally, to cast new light on the Spanish painter and engraver.

Pioneers in film: the art-house films that have shaped popular culture

Tate Modern is showing the art-house films that have shaped popular culture – from music and advertising to fashion and design. Charlotte Cripps gets a sneak preview

Champions have the most to lose as the Big Four go to war

Who has the most to lose? On the weekend that the Big Four go to war, there is one man whom defeat will damage the most. He has tried to face down the discontent within his own club; now Jose Mourinho will have to make the decision that could define Chelsea's season.

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