Shop owners and armed locals fight back

Shop owners across London vowed last night to do whatever it takes to protect their businesses as anger over the police's inability to stop widespread looting pushes them towards setting up their own neighbourhood vigilante groups.

From Dalston to Halston: East London designer Marios Schwab takes over

Flashback: May, 1977. Bianca Jagger, estranged Rolling Stones wife, Interview cover star and party girl par excellence takes to the floor of Studio 54 like a disco Lady Godiva atop a white steed. But unlike Godiva, Jagger is far from naked; instead she is draped in silk jersey, trussed with gold cord and glowing in the barrage of paparazzi flashbulbs. It's a heady cocktail of glamour, sex and celebrity that remains powerful and seductive – even today.

Album: The South Trio, Sugar Rush, (Shift)

A poundingly percussive piano trio in the Neil Cowley mould, the South Trio comprises pianist William South, electric bassist Ashley Molloy South and drummer Eddie Hick, who plays in the style of Elvin Jones meets Animal.

The truth about daddy day care

Men will soon be given the right to ask for more leave to look after their children. About time too, says Virginia Ironside

Essentials: Cassette Playa

"Cartoon couture" is the best way to describe my style — a toxic-bright blend of patterns, graphic shapes, street and sportswear with a focus on sub-cultures.