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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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A roller-coaster tale from the 'voice of a generation'

Not That Kind of Girl:

A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

Model mother

Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world
Apple still coolest brand – despite U2 PR disaster

Apple still the coolest brand

Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments