If the cap fits, wear it. But not if your name is William Hague

The Foreign Secretary has never got over his fashion faux pas as Tory leader. So why repeat the crime?

Police chiefs accused of getting knickers in a twist

Police chiefs were accused of nannying colleagues today after telling them what underwear to put on.

Farewell to the king of Soho's dandies to the sound of T Rex

Clad in his trademark top hat, Sebastian Horsley, from a giant black and white photograph, reclined on the mantelpiece and glowered at the hundreds who had gathered for his funeral.

Shopping for a holiday: Keep it simple

Whether you're heading to Europe for a city break or planning lazy days on the beach, shopping for a holiday should be stress-free – just streamline your wardrobe, says Harriet Walker. Styling by Gemma Hayward

Carola Long: 'Fair-weather hat wearers have a sheepish air which suggests the accessory landed on their head by accident'

All it takes is a few sunny days. At the merest glimmer of UV light, the British come out of mass fashion hibernation and start contemplating spray tans, indecently short, scruffy denim shorts, and, of course, hats.

Elderly bank robber strikes again

A group of California banks have put a price on the head of an elderly robber nicknamed the "Geezer Bandit" after he struck for the seventh time, waiting calmly in line before pointing his gun at a clerk and leaving with a handful of notes.

Grandson sought after pensioner murdered

Detectives were today hunting for a man whose 83-year-old grandmother was found dead with head injuries.

A farewell to Britain's most stylish street

Handmade suits, hair cream from Trumpers and a Bates hat – once, this was the formula for a well-turned out English gentleman. As a swathe of Jermyn Street is modernised, Michael Bywater doffs his fedora to an extinct species

Dom Joly: Five amazing secrets of the Frisbee

Weird World of Sport: Iraqi bakers started the practice of throwing the boiling hot bread from person to person

Attacker throws animal semen over schoolgirls

A man who throws animal semen on schoolgirls is being hunted by police today following the latest attack.

Davos Sketch: Curried rye bread, African scarves and the 'magic of Davos'

Easily the most incongruous sight in Davos this year is the proliferation of red-white-green-yellow-black-yellow-green-white-and-blue-striped bobble hats and scarves, as if a bunch of South African soccer fans had invaded the place – which in a way they have, as President Jacob Zuma himself, fresh from his recent nuptials (conducted in full Zulu regalia), leads probably the largest contingent of Africans to attend such a gathering. And there'll be plenty of talk about the World Cup. The scarves and hats were a gift from South Africa to every participant at the forum, and very welcome they are too in conditions that are slightly cooler and snowier than usual (good for skiing, they tell me).

Cops in caps 'look like they're from Burger King'

Police drop plans to make officers more trendy after complaints from public
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