News Francois Hollande and his then partner Valerie Trierweiler greet thousands of gathered supporters at Place de la Bastille after victory in French Presidential Elections on May, 2012

In interviews published today, Trierweiler says she “fell from a skyscraper” when she learned that Hollande was having an affair with an actress

Dilemmas: I had an affair. But I can't forgive my wife for having a one-night stand

Ten years ago Greg had a love-affair, and his wife left. She then returned , but constantly made him feel guilty. Now she's admitted to a meaningless one-night stand when on her own. He's furious and wants to leave, but loves his daughter. What should he do?

Labour Conference: Blair's babes are 'blinded by love'

FAY WELDON, one of Britain's most prominent feminist writers, has accused New Labour's female MPs of letting their adoration of Tony Blair get in the way of their jobs, writes Sophie Goodchild.

A good idea from ... Turgenev

YOU SHOULD never trust a person who doesn't blush. So suggested the Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev in a letter to a friend in 1865. I've been fascinated by the sentence ever since I read it a few years ago. How odd for Turgenev to locate a moral quality in a strange facial tic - which those of us who are afflicted by it normally view as simply a terrible nuisance?

Books: A little bit more silence in court, please

Music and Silence by Rose Tremain Chatto pounds 16.99

Edinburgh Festival `99: Comedy Review

Sean Cullen

Psychological Notes: What happens when we fall in love?

MOST WESTERN people fall in love between once and several dozen times. It is so commonplace an event the rest of the world hardly notices. But to the lovers, happy or unhappy, the event can be cataclysmic, marking their lives indelibly. But not always. The variety of love is so vast that falling into it may involve only a modest tumble, and the lover hardly knows it this is love at all.

Jakarta regime may yet win poll

EIGHTEEN MONTHS ago, in the bad old days, the idea that Indonesia could be governed by anyone other than the Golkar Party seemed a far-off dream. Then, in May last year, came the student demonstrations, the Jakarta riots and the resignation of President Suharto. In the space of a year, democratic institutions were put in place, and the country prepared to jettison one-party rule.

Here we go again. Tiny flat attracts offer of pounds 410,000

CRUMBLING, IT may be. Damp, certainly. But there is one thing the bijou artist's studio is definitely, absolutely not. "It's not a garden shed," its joint owner, Michael Plaut, said adamantly yesterday.

It is time we were more grown-up about children

hen we read the erstwhile Mrs Chris Woodhead is threatening to sue her ex-husband, we can be perfectly sure that she is not doing so because she is vindictive. It is merely because she cares so passionately about vulnerable sixth-formers who might or might not have affairs with their teachers. The teaching unions, who have had such a hard time at the hands of Mr Woodhead, only share Mrs Woodhead's desire to rake up an affair which the man did or did not have with Amanda Johnson when she was his pupil at Gordano School 25 years ago because they too care so much about kids. Likewise, you would surely not be so cynical, would you, as to suppose that the Lords have only rejected the Government's bill to lower the age of consent for gay boys because they wished to make political capital out of the situation?

Books: A woman not much taken with adultery

Elisa Segrave comes to admire a plain tale of passion and its price

Satellite: Pick of the Day

WHAT BETTER way to spend a Bank Holiday Monday than in the company of Ewan McGregor (right). A evening of his work kicks off with the premiere of A Life Less Ordinary (10pm FilmFour), his third film with Danny Boyle, Andrew Macdonald and John Hodge. In this delicious black comedy wittily directed by Boyle, McGregor plays a disaffected cleaner who tries to boost his fortunes by kidnapping the boss's daughter (the delightful Cameron Diaz). At the same time, in a typically surreal touch, two angels (Holly Hunter and Delroy Lindo) are trying their damnedest to make the couple fall in love. This is followed by McGregor's two previous efforts with the same creative team, the murderously dark comedy, Shallow Grave (11.50pm) and the startlingly original drug drama, Trainspotting (1.40am), which features Robert Carlyle.

Film studies: She was always memorable, but look in her eyes now

There's a lot wrong with a new film called High Art (it opens this week) - from the unhelpful title to an ending that is too eager to tidy everything up - but I only noticed the faults on repeated viewings. The first time I saw the picture I could hardly breathe in the delicious, terrible drop of people falling in love. And I couldn't stop looking at Ally Sheedy. Whenever she drifted off screen, I found my head craning to get a better angle on the very dry, very droll wraith she is now. I just wanted to look at her character, Lucy Berliner - and, I suppose, in the stupid way of love that can get you even at the movies, give her a chance to look at me.
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