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Mario Testino’s talent with a camera must be maddening for other photographers working in a highly competitive field, but he remains one of the most revered stars in his profession. Testino has a natural ability to float effortlessly from studio to backstage to after-party, producing stunning shots in any kind of situation. From royals to mega-celebrities, Testino has shot some of the world’s most inaccessible subjects, always with an ease that betrays the complexity of the task. When Testino gets “in your face” he captures you at your best — and that is what makes him the best.

Brazilians wax lyrical about sat-nav knickers

Sooner or later, someone has got to stop these brilliant new ideas regarding women's undercarriages coming out of Brazil and reaching these shores. Please. First it was Brazilian waxing. Then they gave us bottom implants. Now, an even more bizarre innovation has come out of the Brazilians' evident obsession with each other's bits: the GPS lingerie tracking system.

Fur flies as Gwyneth Paltrow offends her animal-rights friends

The actress courts controversy in an ad campaign and puts her relationship with Stella McCartney on the line

Stiletto sales go sky high as Paltrow kick-starts craze for towering heels

The actress Gwyneth Paltrow has made a career combining extraordinary glamour with equal measures of clean-living, down-to-earth charm. She is perhaps as well known for her appearances in films such as The Talented Mr Ripley and The Royal Tenenbaums as she is for her love of macrobiotic food, penchant for bizarre names (she and her husband, Coldplay's Chris Martin, called their daughter Apple) and her determined refusal to play the Hollywood superstar.

Tourist bluffs his way into Paltrow film

As a Brit on holiday in Las Vegas, Carl Kelly might be forgiven for daydreaming about a role in a blockbuster opposite Gwyneth Paltrow. However, the salesman from Knebworth, Hertfordshire, decided to make his dream a reality.

Paltrow: Paparazzi are endangering my child

Gwyneth Paltrow has claimed that persistent harassment by paparazzi photographers in London is "endangering" her and her baby daughter, Apple.

Album: Tenacious D

Album: Tenacious D, Epic

Tea of tranquillity

Forget milk and two sugars, Triyoga offers refreshment for mind and body - very Deepak Chopra, darling

Arts: Where there's a Will...

Sir Peter Hall is staging Shakespeare in LA with American actors. And audiences love it.

Peter York on Ads: A wonderful gift from 'Sliding Doors'

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Arts: On the darker side of Dickens

BBC's Great Expectations will be rather more disturbing than the usual costume drama. By James Rampton
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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence