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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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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
Grace of Monaco film panned: even the screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman

Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people used to believe about periods

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

If one was missed, vomiting blood was seen as a viable alternative
The best work perks: From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)

The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
Is bridge the latest twee pastime to get hip?

Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
5 best running glasses

On your marks: 5 best running glasses

Whether you’re pounding pavements, parks or hill passes, keep your eyes protected in all weathers
Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Joe Root says the England dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst
Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada