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BB creams can work wonders on lacklustre, uneven skin. We round up the best complexion-enhancing creams

Freshen up: The best post-shower products for men

Symbolically, we all now know that blue isn't just for boys, but when it comes to a spritz or splash, the hue represents clean, fresh masculinity better than any other – bringing to mind as it does the sea and the sky.

Leona Lewis has backed Sharon Osbourne's return to X Factor as a judge

Leona Lewis: X Factor judging job is nerve-wracking

Leona Lewis said today that a permanent place on the X Factor judging panel would be "nerve-wracking" as she backed Sharon Osbourne to return to the show.

Man denies part in Oxford child sex ring, claiming mistaken identity

A man accused of being part of a child sex ring has denied targeting young white girls as “easy prey”.

Casualty actor Clive Mantle's ear bitten off in row at hotel

An actor from the TV series Game Of Thrones and Casualty had part of his ear bitten off during a dispute over noise at a Travelodge hotel in Newcastle.

Businesses spend record £41bn to shore up pensions

UK employers made record payments into staff final salary pension schemes in the past year, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Marketing: Get your hands off my man cave

Ranging from a tiny spare room decked out with games machines to a vast basement of metal work tool memorabilia, man caves are the personal spaces us guys retreat to be away from women and all things girly.

The experts: The best foundation for summer

Casting off the heavier coverage of winter make-up may feel a bit daunting before summer proper actually arrives, but as the sun begins to put in a more regular appearance, now is the time to wean oneself off the full-strength stuff.

Swedish church camp issues 'sex diplomas' to 14-year-olds on 'Love and Sexuality' course

Students were given a certificate stating they were "qualified for sex"

Cavendish: 'I’m quite disappointed with my leadout... I think we’ll have to have words'

Cycling: Mark Cavendish turns on team after defeat

Mark Cavendish retained the lead after two days of the Tirreno-Adriatico, but rounded on his Omega Pharma-Quick Step team mates for failing to guide him to a second stage win.

Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables

Revolting Les Misérables hair and makeup staff close to victory over conditions and pay

On Sunday night, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell accepted the Oscar for best makeup and hairstyling for Les Misérables.

Nepalese woman mountaineer recognised for climbing Everest twice in same season

A Nepalese woman mountaineer has been recognised by Guinness World Records for climbing Mount Everest twice in the same climbing season.

BAE aims to offset profits slump with £1bn buyback

The defence giant BAE Systems moved to ease investor concerns over its slowing finances and failed mega-merger with Airbus owner Eads by kicking off a £1bn share buyback.

What does 200 calories look like in takeaway food?

It's lunchtime, you're hungry, but you don't want to loosen the belt buckle. Where should you go?

Sitar player Anoushkar Shankar

Anoushka Shankar: I was sexually and emotionally abused as a child

The daughter of legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar has spoken out about sexual abuse she suffered as a child.

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Great Expectations, Vaudeville Theatre, London

There have many screen and television adaptations of Dickens's great novel, the latest opening just a couple of months ago.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine