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Chris Rock's message for white voters: Obama is not-so-secretly caucasian

Ever since the US elected its first mixed race president, there have been many conspiracy theories surrounding the identity of Barack Obama. The Tea Party say he's a socialist, Donald Trump reckons he wasn't born in the USA and now comedian Chris Rock has a new one to try out on the electorate: Is Barack Obama white?

Professor Helen Storey with her first collection of denim jeans

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The puffer

Crocs

Ready to Wear: 'My mum wouldn't be caught dead in Crocs. Me? I wear them to the shops'

"I can't believe you're wearing Crocs," says my mother, who is far too chic a woman to ever think of so doing herself.

Tom Hodgkinson: How grammar can keep you out of jail

Anyone who knows anything about prisons will suspect a link between criminal behaviour and illiteracy. I'm a keen student of the work of Noel "Razor" Smith, armed robber-turned-writer and public speaker. He has been in and out of prison all his life. There is no doubt that he found liberation through language. And again and again in his accounts of prison life, we find that a large proportion of his fellow inmates cannot read or write.

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Like Question Time without the annoying tub-thumping

Batman star Christian Bale visits Colorado cinema shooting survivors

Christian Bale, the British star of the Batman films, visited survivors of the Colorado cinema shooting on Tuesday, and thanked medical staff and police officers who responded to the attack that killed 12 people and injured 58 others.

'Mad Men' ad agency BBH sells to Publicis for £100m

Founders cash in on 30 years of global success. By Gideon Spanier

Ethiopian torch runner disappears in Nottingham

A 15-year-old Ethiopian boy who came to Britain to run with the Olympic torch as part of an international charity programme has gone missing in Nottingham.

T-shirt, from a selection, by With and Wessel; withandwessel.com; cagoule, £335, by Paul Smith, paulsmith.co.uk

Two held after body found on beach

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of assault after a man's body was found washed up on a beach.

Girl sexually assaulted at Epsom Derby

Police are investigating after a 15-year-old girl was subjected to a serious sex attack by a teenage boy at the Epsom Derby.

Two held after body found on Great Western Beach in Newquay

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of assault after a man's body was found washed up on a beach.

Ready To Wear: If Kate can wear the same thing twice, then so can I

"What do you think I should wear for the Jubilee?" I asked my other half last week.

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