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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

1. Persuasion: ‘Cobb Gate, Lyme Regis’ attributed to Reed - “A brooding, romantic image of the Cobb at Lyme Regis. Suddenly the stakes for the heroine seem very high.”

A whole new chapter for the Penguin English Library

The Penguin English Library's books became design icons in the Sixties, but, asks Arifa Akbar, can the relaunched series be as big a success story?

Tales from the Mall, By Ewan Morrison

This mash-up of fiction biography and social history creatively mimics our retail frenzy.

Pete Doherty is auctioning his paintings and collected curiosities

For sale: thousands of pounds worth of Pete Doherty's blood, sweat and tears

Former Libertines frontman is auctioning his paintings and collected curiosities

Blue printed jacket £89, cosstores.com

Outerwear: Jacket all in

As the seasons change it makes sense to have more than one option in your outerwear arsenal, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Between the Covers 29/04/2012

Of all the presents that the Queen is doubtless looking forward to when she celebrates her 60 years on the throne this summer, surely the best will be the special new Diamond Jubilee edition of Nicholas Allan's The Queen's Knickers.

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: Neighbourhood watch volunteer has admitted shooting dead Trayvon Martin

Trayvon killer is bailed – and goes straight into hiding

Zimmerman is allowed to live in secret location outside Florida because of threat of attacks

The upcoming merchandise following the Duke and duchess anniversary includes an illustrated stickers book, 'Dress up Kate'

Trending: The blue dress today, Kate, but make sure your slip isn't showing

With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first wedding anniversary fast approaching, the publishing industry continues to wring the last drops of merchandising potential from the occasion.

Last Night's Viewing: The Matt Lucas Awards, BBC1
Horizon: Defeating Cancer, BBC2

Was Matt Lucas a bit nervous about his new series? He prefaced the preview copy of The Matt Lucas Awards with a little personal message to reviewers, carefully explaining that "it's a little bit different to the stuff I do with David". That'll be just fine with me, Matt, I assure you, though I think I could have worked out for myself that it wasn't a sketch show.

American Bubba Watson gestures after a putt on the 13th hole during the final round of the 2012 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club

Watson wins sudden-death play-off against Oosthuizen

South African's extraordinary albatross is in vain after American holds nerve at the second extra hole

Phil Mickelson struggled early on but can bounce back

Mickelson identifies way back after finding form on closing stretch

Phil Mickelson has always been inspired by the Masters and the three-times champion relied on his expert knowledge of Augusta National to salvage an erratic first 10 holes in Thursday's opening round. The American left-hander had been four over for the day after a wayward drive at the par-four 10th led to a triple-bogey but he recorded three birdies and a lone bogey over the closing stretch to card a two-over-par 74.

Tiger Woods during practice yesterday

James Lawton: Hot air about 'greatest Masters' will soon be gone with the wind

We should enjoy the beauty of the course and the quality of the action that is expected

Luke Donald’s putting has been his strength on the PGA Tour

Nicklaus advice drives Donald on in pursuit of first major triumph

Golden Bear tells world No 1 to focus on long game

Justin Lee Collins leaves St Albans Magistrates Court

Justin Lee Collins to face trial over ex-girlfriend

Comedian Justin Lee Collins is to stand trial for allegedly harassing his former girlfriend.

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