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Retailer has been using Ms O’Shaughnessy in their campaigns since 2011

Logan's Run now women enter the arena

Nick Logan is a publishing phenomenon. He launched both `The Face' and `Arena', creating whole new markets in their wake. Now he's about to launch a hip new women's title and take on the big boys - on his usual shoestring budget. Can he succeed this time? Interview by Ruth Picardie

CV: HEATHER LOVE Publishing director, IPC magazines

I MOVED FROM BUNTY READER TO SECRETARY... I SIDESTEPPED THE SEX AIDS ON MY BOSS'S DESK... THEN MY BIG BREAK HELPED ME SNAP UP THE MAGAZINE HIT OF THE EIGHTIES...

Media: For little women

As `Marie Claire' celebrates its 100th fabulous-selling issue, Suzanne Moore surveys it and its magazine sisters. Does the earth move for her? It surely does not

Back street to catwalk

Adia is a Muslim girl from a suburb of Paris. Will she be the next supermodel? By Tamsin Blanchard

Worrying ideas are not in Vogue

The bank thought its advertisement showing laboratory animals being tested was hard-hitting and controversial. But the fashion magazine Vogue is not impressed.

Will Glenda's brash 'sex and oddballs' style take Manhattan by storm?

Glenda Bailey's move from British to American Marie Claire is the latest in a trend which has seen the best of our magazine editors heading for the US. Most of those who have taken a bite into the Big Apple have found it sweet, but unlike Tina Brown, who went via Vanity Fair to edit the New Yorker, or Anna Wintour who edits American Vogue, Bailey is a northern girl from Derby with a working-class upbringing (and accent to match), and comes without the silken, sophisticated, Oxbridge trappings so revered across the pond.

How to give a woman what she wants (450,000 times over)

Marie Claire's mixture of sex, sensation and high fashion has been one of the publishing phenomena of the decade. Worth crossing the Atlantic for? Juliet Warkentin thinks so; Glenda Bailey thinks so too. By Ruth Picardie

the monochrome set

Brown is the new black, say fashion editors. Oh no it's not, say armies of black-clad diehards. It's time to kick that habit, says Eleanor Bailey

Judo: Rendle is overthrown

OLYMPIC GAMES

Designers - complete with accessories

Accessories used to be fashion's poor relation - now they are the affordable face of designer-ware.

U-turn on waif models adverts

The watch-making company Omega yesterday backtracked on its threat to stop advertising in the fashion magazine Vogue as a protest against its use of waif-like models.

No hypocrisy please, we're British

The story so far: There is much complaining about the way Members of Parliament receive outside payments that may affect their behaviour as our representatives.

New woman at the frontier of the sex war

The recently-appointed editor of `Elle', Marie O'Riordan, believes that shock tactics are no way to win readers.

Wanted: Editors. No experience necessary

Getting a celebrity to run your magazine for an issue may give sales a boost, but are they up to the job? Mark Adams reports

Why women found Viva such a turn-off

The London radio station run by and for women faces an uphill struggle to survive, argues Mary Braid
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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
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Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
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Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

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Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

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The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'