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My first thought when I embarked on this project was: do women write porn?

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If the under-24s are the 'lost generation', then the over-40s are the 'forgotten generation'

Adam Soliman (left) and a friend enjoy their tea

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Ghost the Musical and dinner at Hard Rock Cafe for £45

Nominated for nine major theatre awards Ghost the Musical is a timeless fantasy about the power of love.

Xi Jinping, meet Xi Jinping: Irish farmer names calf after Chinese Vice-President

China's Vice President Xi Jinping meets a newborn calf named after him yesterday during his three-day visit to Ireland. Mr Xi was given a 40-minute tour of James Lynch's family-run dairy farm at Sixmilebridge, Co Clare.

Power couple: Florence singing 'You Got the Dirtee Love' with Dizzee Rascal at the Brits in 2010. When released as a charity single, the song promptly went to number one

Dress for excess: Florence Welch reveals how she’ll be rocking the Brit Awards

She has wowed the Grammys and stunned the Oscars. Ahead of Tuesday's Brits, Florence Welch tells Craig McLean why she is the go-to performer for global awards extravaganzas – and why no one wants a 'sober and boring' pop star.

Kenya's coffee wars

The boom in high-grade beans should be bringing rural Africa riches. Instead, it is fuelling a lethal crimewave

Michael Gove applauds Barclays' £1.25m schools support package

Free schools and academies in England are to be offered 3,000 work experience placements for pupils with Barclays under a new package of support announced by the bank.

Simon Kelner: Man of the People? Give me my ivory tower any day

It was gratifying yesterday to open my copy of Britain’s favourite newspaper (“Just Say Aye” – or even i – as the adverts have it) and discover two letters from readers agreeing with my assessment of the film The Artist, which has been lauded by film critics, but left me strangely unmoved.

Starbucks customers react angrily to loyalty scheme changes

Starbucks has come under fire from its customers after changing the terms of its loyalty scheme.

Katy Guest: How to succeed in retail: sell good stuff, politely. Er, that's it

Mary Portas spent seven months writing her exhaustive, 50-page report on how to save the nation's high streets, so I am pleased to inform the Government and retailers that I can tell shops how to save themselves in the next 700 words. Fundamentally, the secret is to emulate John Lewis and not to be like La Senza, which will all seem very obvious when I explain it.

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Macchiato brûlées

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Coffee: A mini-mart which had coffee smells pumped into it saw sales of the drink rise by 300 per cent

Coffee a risk to pregnant women

High street coffee shops could pose a risk to pregnant women due to large variations in caffeine content, according to research.

Starbucks to create 5,000 jobs

Starbucks expects to create 5,000 jobs over the next five years, driven by a rapid expansion of its drive-through formats.

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