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The creator of Absolutely Fabulous is sick of the Corporation's red tape

Twilight star Kristen Stewart named world's best-dressed woman for second time

Kristen Stewart was crowned the world's best-dressed woman for the second year running, despite competition from Emma Watson and the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Some might say Justin Bieber, who was recently photographed wearing two watches, has had too much time on his hands - and last night's delayed performance added to a string of recent controversies that have tarnished his squeaky-clean image.

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The latest string to former MP Louise Mensch's bow is a fashion website

Robert Pattinson retains world's sexiest man title

Twilight star Robert Pattinson has maintained his place as the world's sexiest man - despite being publicly humiliated over Kristen Stewart's cheating scandal.

Victoria Beckham's 'mummy porn' blushes after buying her mother Fifty Shades

Victoria Beckham has revealed she has been left red-faced after buying her mother a copy of the steamy bestseller Fifty Shades Of Grey.

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Sean Penn fronts launch issue of Hello! magazine in Pakistan

A magazine known for celebrating the glamorous side of life hit the newsstands in Pakistan today and was soon sold out in the country’s biggest city.

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The FA Cup third round takes place this weekend with the 'big boys' entering at this stage of the world's oldest club competition.

Bipolar sufferers likely to be creative

"No great genius has ever existed without a strain of madness," according to Aristotle. Now psychiatrists have found there is truth in the Greek philosopher's claim.

Richard Mortimer in the Ponystep offices

Step To The Beat: Richard Mortimer joins the fashion fray

Richard Mortimer was the man behind London's biggest parties. Now he is joining the fashion fray, with a magazine inspired by his club nights

Co-operative deal saves Tribune

A left-wing newspaper which counts George Orwell and Michael Foot among its former staff has been saved from closure.

New heir to the throne confirmed

The Saudi King has named the conservative Interior Minister as the new crown prince.

As a third inquiry is launched, is number up for Desmond's lottery?

Investigations spread to coverage of charity venture in media mogul's newspapers

Future loses its CEO and finance boss

Future's chief executive and finance chief resigned with immediate effect yesterday, months after the magazine publisher warned on its full-year results and said it would undertake a restructuring of its businesses.

Company in news-fixing row goes into administration

A London-based media company at the centre of a global news fixing row that has engulfed the BBC and CNBC has gone into administration after it was revealed in The Independent that it made programmes for the BBC about Malaysia while taking £17m from the Malaysian government to promote its image.

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