Arts and Entertainment Once more unto the beach: E4's opening episode of 'Geeks' travelled to Marbella

An E4 show called Beauty and the Geek, used to be a guilty pleasure of mine. Guilty because while I enjoyed the spectacle of paired-up strangers bringing out the best in one another other, I didn't enjoy the reductive labelling or the sexist gender division whereby the "geek" was always a man and the "beauty" was always a woman.

Bernstein Candide, Barbican Hall

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The Hedonist: Malaga

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The Only Way is Marbella

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Van Nistelrooy signs one-year deal with Malaga

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The biznaga is a dried stem topped by bunch of intensely scented jasmine flowers, sold in the streets of Malaga by gypsies. It's the symbol of the Malaga Film Festival, which finished on Saturday, and gives its name to the awards.

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Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore found dead in holiday hotel

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Mancini calls time on drinking culture after Hart's heady cocktail

The next time Joe Hart wants to celebrate, his manager advised him to seek out a woman rather than a bottle of Malibu. Pictures of the England goalkeeper standing on a table celebrating a stag-do with coconut liqueur and pink champagne left Roberto Mancini shocked – and not just because of the awful combination of drinks.

Britons injured in water pipe explosion

Four Britons were injured - one seriously - after a water pipe exploded at a Costa del Sol hotel, the Foreign Office said.

Briton hurt in Costa del Sol blast

A British woman was in a serious condition in hospital in Spain today after a water pipe exploded at a Costa del Sol hotel.

The Hedonist: Marbella

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