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French Sole is celebrating 25 years with its first non-London store – it’s time to slip in to spring, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Sophie Ellis Bextor is confirmed to appear in this year's Strictly Come Dancing

Murder on the dance floor: Sophie Ellis-Bextor confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2013

Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor is confirmed to appear on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Outkast rapper Big Boi in reported £300,000 deal to join Celebrity Big Brother

Outkast rapper Big Boi is reported to have signed to six figure deal to appear on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK.

Behold the mythical 'Anti-Feminist'!

As a result of feminism's sharp trendiness trajectory, the worst thing one can be accused of in 2013 is ‘misogyny’. But who are we really angry with?

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You don't need to wear a suit to look smart in the summer: a mix-but-don't-match sports coat comes into its own this season

Fly Mo: Farah leaps for joy after winning the 3,000 metres at the Olympic Anniversary Games in London yesterday

Mo and co relive our yesterdays at anniversary games

Bulldozers are coming to iconic venue but they cannot destroy memories

Casablancas in 1991 with some of his models; at Elite’s peak it had 2,000 on its books

John Casablancas obituary: Agent whose company, Elite, ushered in the era of the supermodel

He retired in 2000, saying, 'I'm leaving a business I detest' full of 'idiots and leeches'

Actor Elijah Wood poses at the 45th Sitges Film Festival on October 6, 2012 in Sitges, Spain

Page 3 Profile: Elijah Wood, actor

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Palestinian groups furious as Israeli jeans company Fox sets up shop in Ramallah

Activist says company 'supports occupation' and the Palestinian Authority is violating its own laws by allowing store opening to go ahead

The News Matrix: Monday 22 July 2013

Britons killed in helicopter crash

John Casablancas with some of his models

John Casablancas, the man who made supermodels and grew to regret it, dies aged 70

Elite agency founder later denounced catwalk models as ‘spoilt pains’

The Fashion Audit: Go girl, Save The Dolphin, and Engrave name here...

What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...

Album review: Johnny Borrell, Borrell 1 (Stiff Records/Virgin EMI)

Album of the week: Borrell's back but that razor-sharp rock'n'roll is missing

Book review: The Cuckoo's Calling, By Robert Galbraith

The strength of this mystery reveals a 'debut' crime writer with a great future ahead of... her

JK Rowling: the top storyteller of her generation will appear, like a seraph descended from heaven, to meet her public

Book review: The Cuckoo's Calling, By Robert Galbraith (AKA JK Rowling)

Whodunit? Now we all know, but enjoy the intrigue on its own terms

Marron 5's lead singer engaged to lingerie model Behati Prinsloo. They broke up earlier this year, but as soon as they got together Adam Levine proposed and she accepted
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Syria civil war: Meet the military commander who says his soldiers will not rest until every inch of their war torn country is free of Islamist 'terrorists'

‘We won’t stop until Syria is back to normal’

Near the front lines with Islamist-controlled towns where Assad’s troops were besieged just last month, Robert Fisk meets a commander confidently preparing his soldiers for battle
The inside story of how Bill Clinton built a $2bn global foundation may undermine Hillary's chances

The inside story of how Bill Clinton built a $2bn global foundation...

... and how it may undermine Hillary's chances in 2016
12 best olive oils

Extra-virgin, cold-press, early-harvest, ultra-premium: 12 best olive oils

Choosing an olive oil is a surprising minefield. Save yourself the hassle with our handy guide
Rafa Benitez Real Madrid unveiling: New manager full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

Benitez full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

There were tears in the former Liverpool manager’s eyes as he was unveiled as Real Madrid coach. But the Spaniard knows he must make tough decisions if he is to succeed
Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?