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Stellar showings summarise the new spirit of modernity that’s revitalising the stuffy world of haute couture, says Alexander Fury

Thus spoke Lagerfeld: Design guru goes back to Nietzsche

Chanel's creative director is launching a radical publishing project. Tom Peck on the couturier and the philosopher's tomes

Ready To Wear: Dirty Harry never looked this damn good

If Sarah Lund's Nordic knit sweater in The Killing was a signifier of a certain gentleness and, more particularly, a character who would never stoop so low as to use her sexuality in a clichéd, woman-hell-bent-on-surviving-in-a-man's-world kind of a way, the wardrobe of Laure Berthaud, the lead in Spiral, demonstrates no such politically-correct concerns.

A Day That Shook The World: Monty accepts the German surrender

On 4 May 1945, the German armed forces in Western Europe formally surrendered to Field Marshall Montgomery.

Ready To Wear: I won't be put off by going head-to-head with an icon

We're off to Chesil Beach for a mini-break.

Manchester United v The Germans

Manchester United take on German outfit Schalke 04 tonight in the Champions League semi-finals.

Video: Two die in German canal boat crash

Two men have died after their boats crashed in Germany.

Raul strike seals Schalke's big Euro date with United

Schalke 2 Internazionale 1 (Schalke win 7-3 on aggregate)

French lessons from Inès de la Fressange

Supermodel and muse Inès de la Fressange is the epitome of Parisian chic. She lets Harriet Walker in on a few of her shopping secrets and style tips

Susannah Frankel: 'I could probably fit my entire family in my dungarees, with sofa'

"What do you think of dungarees?" I ask my friend Lucy – we are both in the throes of last month's Paris collections and it's a loaded question, obviously. In between shows, I seek the euphoria (fake) that only shopping can induce and order a pair I've been eyeing up online for a few days – the label is Coming Soon, a Yohji Yamamoto spin-off – from theoutnet.com. And, no, they're not denim. I might, on occasion, be overly audacious in my shopping habits, but I'm not insane.

Secret tapes of 'professional sadists' reveal true story of German soldiers' war brutality

The captured Luftwaffe fighter pilots were swapping shocking stories about the raids they had flown over Kent during the opening stages of the Battle of Britain. They had no idea that their room was bugged and their conversation was recorded by Allied intelligence.

Jean-Pierre Dick wins Barcelona race

Two races, two co-skippers and two wins in the Barcelona two-handed round the world race were notched up today by Frenchman Jean-Pierre Dick. In 2007-08 he won with Irishman Damian Foxall. This time he was with top compatriot Loick Peyron.

US Air Force jet crashes near houses in Germany

A US Air Force jet on a training mission crashed in western Germany yesterday, injuring the pilot as he ejected to safety, authorities said.

Hugo Boss eyes strong growth

Hugo Boss is upbeat about its growth prospects for this year and expects double-digit earnings growth, following a strong performance in 2010.

Ready To Wear: The one thing a woman should avoid on safari is safari

My friend is going on safari which, naturally, begs the question: what to pack?

'German Fritzl' Detlef S jailed for incest and abuse

A German court has convicted a man who fathered eight children with his stepdaughter of scores of counts of sexual abuse and sentenced him to 14-and-a-half years in prison.

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

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Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
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Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker