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Beauty and the Geek, E4 - TV review: revenge of the nerds as

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.

Travel challenge: A Jubilee escape on the Mediterranean

Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a Mediterranean break over the Jubilee bank holiday. All prices are per person, based on two sharing. Each includes flights from the UK on Saturday 2 June and three nights' accommodation.

The Only Way is Marbella

Back in the Fifties, the Spanish resort was a magnet for movie stars. These days, it's full of reality TV stars with money – and bare flesh – to burn

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The Hedonist: Marbella

Nick Clarke of <a href="http://Hg2" target="new">www.hg2.com</a> luxury city guides goes to town

Threats cancel British matador's book sessions

After his triumphant return to the bullring less than a fortnight ago, the Salford matador Frank Evans was looking forward to a hectic spell in Britain promoting his autobiography chronicling four decades of facing death in the afternoon.