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

'Cannibal' jailed for two murders in Germany

a man known as the "cannibal killer" after he confessed to eating the flesh and drinking the blood of one of his victims was jailed for life yesterday for murdering two children.

Cycling: 'Podium finish is out of reach for Wiggins. In the top 10 is more realistic'

David Millar believes that Britain's prime contender Bradley Wiggins is capable of a top 10 performance overall in the Tour de France, but that a podium finish in Paris remains out of the Sky leader's reach.

Diary: River of woe for The Boss

It's been a bad week for The Boss. The great E Street saxophonist Clarence Clemons passed away on Saturday, just days after Richard Littlejohn had revealed himself as a lifelong Springsteen fan in his Daily Mail column. Sadly, it gets even worse. Yesterday, this tweet emerged from the clammy smartphone of BNP leader Nick Griffin: "In car for airport. Driver jolly. Springsteen on radio. The River. Great track. Great album. Part of soundtrack of my youth!" What can I say? I agree with Nick.

Susannah Shops: Say it with flowers

Sometimes I dream of being the type of domestic goddess who has a vase of freshly cut flowers on her kitchen table at all times. And occasionally these days – knock me down with a feather and call me a late developer if you will – I am that woman.

All you need is love...and a police lockdown, Karl Lagerfeld, a tractor and 1,800 lilies

The little Gloucestershire village of Cranham is bracing itself for an invasion of beautiful people, as Lily Allen ties the knot with her partner, Sam Cooper. Tom Peck reports from the latest frontline of celebrity romance

Japan's Boss targets Ascot upset

Given the lengths to which most people would go to shelter their horses from the searing talent of Frankel, it seems quixotic to fly one from the other side of the world in order to take him on. But there is another, more promising paradox in the participation of Grand Prix Boss in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

Ready To Wear: A lesson in how to wear palazzo pants without stilts

The trouser shape of the season is the palazzo – so wide legged it might reasonably be described as billowy and so long the best way to wear it is possibly on stilts.

Susannah Shops: Anything but haute

At least a few designers out there are pragmatic enough to realise that if they adhere to a signature style, they will not only please a loyal customer base, but will also drop in and out of fashion in its more ephemeral guise, thereby regularly attracting new consumers into the fold.

Gomez saves Germany's blushes

Mario Gomez scored a 90th minute winner as Germany beat Austria 2-1 to maintain a 100 per cent record in Euro 2012 qualifying.

Ready To Wear: The pencil skirt lives up to its hypersexualised silhouette

You're wearing a skirt," says my friend, who is observant. "Yes, it's National Skirt Wearing Week," I tell her, which is not true, but given that I live in jeans and have had my legs out for a full three days...

E.coli warning after Germany outbreak

British health workers are being told to look out for signs of serious illness linked to E.coli in people returning from Germany.

Ready To Wear: You can tell a lot about a person by their jacket

You can tell a lot about a designer by the way they approach the design of a classic black jacket. And you can tell a lot about a person by the classic black jacket they choose to wear.

Ready To Wear: More musical chairs for the industry's top designers

The game of designer musical chairs that is affecting the fashion industry gathered momentum last week when it was announced that Hannah MacGibbon had parted company with the French fashion house Chloé.

Susannah Frankel: Fashion, philosophy, art: it's all about the frontiers of thought

That intellect and fashion are at polar ends of the cultural spectrum is taken as read to the point where anything that whiffs of pretension is seen as decidedly bad form by even the most brilliant designer.

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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

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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

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Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
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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
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

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