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'A marriage ending feels like a bomb going off'

Fashion: 5 ways to wear - Red make-up

Putting on red lipstick, 'Harper's Bazaar' once declared, is an act that 'reinforces the spirit'. That was in 1946, but red is still the ultimate look-at-me colour. Its most recent incarnations, however - as eye-liner, mascara, blusher and eye-shadow - do demand a certain flair in application

The Style Police: It won't be long

Fashion magazines are full of maxis. But it's the knee-length skirt that has captured hearts and minds this season, says James Sherwood

Obituary: Roddy McDowall

TALES ARE legion of child stars who found the transition to adulthood one of disillusion, disappointment and tragedy. Roddy McDowall was one of the happiest of exceptions.

Fashion: There's always room at the top

So, you think you're too old, too rich and too stylish to be seen in Top Shop on a Saturday afternoon? Think again, sister. Because that's where you'll find some of Britain's best designer labels this season.

New York Confidential: Sorry, but Britannia is not so cool in New York

ON SEPTEMBER 8, Tony Blair is to attend a party in New York to celebrate the "British Invasion Part II". According to the invitation, "The party will celebrate Cool Britannia and the major influence London is having on the worlds of fashion, art and music." Among other highlights, the party will include "a re-creation of the famous Met Bar".

Style police: Hang loose - but not too loose

Drawstring pants are everywhere. They're cool, comfortable, unisex and versatile. But that doesn't mean you can sling them on just any old how. Heavens, no...

Style police: Time to ban the bomber

So the tailored jacket has been declared a goner. Fine. But with the zip-up bomber as its replacement? There must be a better way...

The Intelligent Consumer: The fashion month

Something was stirring at last week's London Fashion Week. Always hip, perky and headline-inspiring, there were signs this time of a new pragmatism, that the British fashion industry has learned to combine its cutting-edge creativity with sound business sense. Meanwhile, Naomi Campbell gave the proceedings a miss - she was too busy hob-nobbing with Fidel Castro. She may be a pro on the runway, but she's starting to look mighty comfortable on those podiums...

A long flight and a merry one

To avoid jetlag, simply down a couple of large Scotches and snooze... Markie Robson Scott on an encouraging new theory

Style Police: Pink is the colour, Gucci is the name

That's another fine colour they've got us into... but not from head to foot, if you're wise

Intelligent Consumer: The fashion month

January saw the Spring/Summer shows - fresh looks and new ideas (hurrah!) to gladden the heart of fashion-watchers everywhere. We witnessed the triumphant return of Alexander McQueen to top form, Ena Sharples' first appearance on a catwalk and unabashed (some thought tasteless) fur from Valentino. Elsewhere, 'Red' hit the newstands in hopes of a 'middle- youthed' readership and 'The Face' reckoned the Spice Girls were about to achieve kitsch cool

The Intelligent Consumer: Why blondes have more funds

Style police: For this year's models, a blonde head is more of a career move than a fashion statement

Real Living: Cool, calm and collected

Inside...and out: Sebastian Bergne's flat is as cosy and chaotic as the next person's. But one clean, white room is his refuge. Cayte Williams reports

Fashion: You could take Kate Moss home if you're feeling charitable

Some of the best fashion photographs anywhere are for sale, says Tamsin Blanchard, for a good cause, but for one day only.

Woman's studies

When Diane Arbus turned her lens on `ordinary' women, she brought new meaning of the term photogenic. Here, Robin Muir welcomes the first show for 10 years, from a photographer whose work didn't flatter or deceive
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Fifa corruption: The 161-page dossier that exposes the organisation's dark heart

The 161-page dossier that exposes Fifa's dark heart

How did a group of corrupt officials turn football’s governing body into what was, in essence, a criminal enterprise? Chris Green and David Connett reveal all
Mediterranean migrant crisis: 'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves,' says Tripoli PM

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'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves'
Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles: How the author foretold the Californian water crisis

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How the author foretold the Californian water crisis
Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison as authorities crackdown on dissent in the arts

Art attack

Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison
Marc Jacobs is putting Cher in the limelight as the face of his latest campaign

Cher is the new face of Marc Jacobs

Alexander Fury explains why designers are turning to august stars to front their lines
Parents of six-year-old who beat leukaemia plan to climb Ben Nevis for cancer charity

'I'm climbing Ben Nevis for my daughter'

Karen Attwood's young daughter Yasmin beat cancer. Now her family is about to take on a new challenge - scaling Ben Nevis to help other children
10 best wedding gift ideas

It's that time of year again... 10 best wedding gift ideas

Forget that fancy toaster, we've gone off-list to find memorable gifts that will last a lifetime
Paul Scholes column: With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards

Paul Scholes column

With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards
Heysel disaster 30th anniversary: Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget fateful day in Belgium

Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget Heysel

Thirty years ago, 39 fans waiting to watch a European Cup final died as a result of a fatal cocktail of circumstances. Ian Herbert looks at how a club dealt with this tragedy
Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri: Khan’s audition for Floyd Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation, says Frank Warren

Khan’s audition for Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation

The Bolton fighter could be damned if he dazzles and damned if he doesn’t against Algieri, the man last seen being decked six times by Pacquiao, says Frank Warren
Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor