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Whether you opt for sugary pastels or classic black, spring’s lightweight tailoring will instantly smarten your wardrobe, whatever the occasion

The 10 Best cycling gear

Whether you want to look like Wiggo or Trott, or just need a new pair of shorts to get sweaty in, we have the kit for you

Nick Helm: This Means War, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Nick Helm, barking dictator of fun, and nominee for last year’s comedy award, has pushed the military nuances in his act to their logical conclusion.

Rock and Roll Politics, Assembly, George Square

Like Question Time without the annoying tub-thumping

Jesse Owens, 1936

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Hyde Park Olympic concert: Snow Patrol, Simon Le Bon and Ricky Gervais's beard strike a chord

"The night's most enduring band – with Le Bon in Union Jack jacket – enter after a brief, bracing deluge"

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The world wonders who was the elegant young woman bowing beside Kim Jong-un during the ceremony marking his grandfather's 18th death anniversary

Date night for Kim? Mystery woman sparks speculation

A mysterious young woman appearing at the side of North Korea's new leader is the subject of speculation that she could be Kim Jong-un's younger sister or even his wife, but Pyongyang has so far released no details.

Ethiopian torch runner disappears in Nottingham

A 15-year-old Ethiopian boy who came to Britain to run with the Olympic torch as part of an international charity programme has gone missing in Nottingham.

Healthy food options boost Greene King profits

The addition of lower calorie dishes and takeaway options helped drive Hungry Horse and Loch Fyne Restaurants chain Greene King to record profits today.

'Auntie' by Aleah Chapin won first prize in the BP Portrait Awards

BP Portrait Award 2012, National Portrait Gallery, London

Portraiture is not about replication, but insight, as the best of this year's BP competitors make clear

Pc Simon Harwood 'was making an example' of Ian Tomlinson

The police officer accused of killing Ian Tomlinson was "making an example of him" when he struck him with a baton and pushed him to the ground, a court heard today.

<p>1. Gelert Serenity rucksack</p>
<p>£29, tesco.com</p>
<p>Lightweight and snazzy, the Serenity rucksack is great for casual hikers. It has a 22l capacity, adjustable padded straps and an internal pocket to keep valuables.</p>

The 10 Best summer walking gear

Get kitted out for the summer

Ready To Wear: Grace Jones rocked but other Jubilee looks flopped

Leave it to the attendees of the Diamond Jubilee Concert to come up with every fashion faux pas in the book– and not just we, the sooty-faced, Union Jack-waving commoners.

England players train in preparation for their first Euro 2012 match

Unlike France, no ice jackets required for Roy Hodgson's England side

England could be feeling the heat but the French will be chilled out in this evening's Group D opener in Donetsk. Temperatures at the Donbass Arena could hit 32C for tonight's game but England have no special plans to cool their players, unlike their French counterparts, who will wear jackets packed with eight pockets of ice at half-time.

Ice-cool France rely on plan to chill out at half-time

Laurent Blanc's France side will wear "ice jackets" at half-time in the 30C heat of Donetsk tomorrow evening.

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