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Today being the day after April Fool's Day, it now seems safe to report that Scotland really may be the launch pad for the space tourists of tomorrow; that police in Cornwall really did question a 13-year-old schoolboy on suspicion of common assault after he threw a marshmallow at a fellow pupil; and that, much to the chagrin of local residents, there really is a bakery in the Bedfordshire village of Henlow called "Nice Baps". Readers familiar with the newspaper tradition of inserting an outrageous, fake story into the 1 April edition could be forgiven for having believed otherwise.

Diary: More goop from Gwyneth

Cook, singer, lifestyle guru and occasional actress Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly in talks to produce her own food magazine, meaning fans of her charming blog Goop may now be able to read about her maple-brined turkey, banana pancakes and subsequent bowel movements (aided, she reveals, by drinking half a cup of castor oil) in printed form.

Talbot Church: Jealousy stalks Kate 'Barbie' Middleton

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Video: Royal bride to travel in protest limo

Kate Middleton will arrive for her wedding in the limo that was attacked and damaged by student protesters.

DJ Taylor: Boyle's bunnies land him in hot water

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Kate Middleton's risque dress fetches £78,000

The see-through dress which sparked Prince William's interest in Kate Middleton sold tonight for £78,000.

Debenhams posts resilient half-year profits figures

Debenhams moved closer to reinstating its dividend yesterday after it posted a resilient set of half-year sales and profits, despite the dire weather before Christmas and lower footfall on the high street since early January.

Harriet Walker: I don't want to be a princess any more

The day I learnt how Anne Boleyn met her grisly end, I shrugged my shoulders and continued to hope against hope that one day I'd be a princess. When Diana died, I was young enough to be bemused by all the caterwauling and old enough to realise that she would have been better off had she not got caught up in the wheels of the Great Pumpkin Carriage of State. But I still secretly wished I could be a princess.

Talbot Church: 'Bonzer' Prince William set for Aussie role

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Wedding dress claim denied by McQueen label

A spokesman for the Alexander McQueen fashion label has denied claims that its creative director Sarah Burton is to design Kate Middleton's wedding dress.

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