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Luke Blackall: English accent is access all areas in California

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Simon Kelner: There's Apso-lutely nothing on television like Crufts

With due deference to Mr Hatfield and his avowed dislike of dogs, I have resisted the temptation to take this subject for walkies for some time. But given that yesterday's i contained two stories about dogs (maybe he's had a change of heart, or was on a well-deserved day off), I feel emboldened to return to matters of a canine persuasion. Watching the denouement of Crufts on More4 stirred two particular thoughts. First, I can't see Clare Balding present anything on TV without recalling something my brother, a much funnier man than I, wrote a few years ago in a review for another newspaper. He said that Ms Balding, a natural enthusiast, was so excited about the prospect of covering Crufts that she spent the whole journey up to Birmingham with her head out of the car window. I met her at a party a few months ago and she agreed that it was a very funny line.

Sir Philip Green set up his Fashion Retail Academy in 2006. It now has 700 students and backing from brands such as M&S, Next and Tesco

Green shoots: can Sir Philip fix the jobs crisis through fashion?

Sir Philip Green, the owner of Topshop and Bhs, has spent much of his career helping Britain to be fashionably attired. But yesterday, at an event to launch London Fashion Week, he set out a case that may have a more substantial effect on the nation: he wants to restore the fashion industry's manufacturing base – and create jobs.

Pete Doherty: 'I have a distinct memory of friends I had at school whose parents were, for want of a better word, bohemian. That was the kind of England that I thought I should have belonged to'

Pete Doherty: I was a bit unhinged

As the former Libertine prepares his UK debut as an artist, he talks frankly and exclusively to Matilda Battersby about Kate Moss, Amy Winehouse, his baby daughter and why he paints with his own blood

Website's Kate Moss quote slammed

A website which stocked a range of children's shirts emblazoned with a controversial quote from Kate Moss has been censured by the Advertising Standards Authority.

Kate Moss planning £850,000 home gym

Kate Moss is planning to install an £850,000 gym and steam room in the basement of her home.

Four weddings (and a divorce)

So, how long will these marriages last? Matthew Bell reads the runes – and wishes the couples the best of luck

Kate Moss hires transvestite wedding team

Kate Moss has reportedly hired a team of transvestites to chaperone guests at her wedding.

Being Modern: Glamping

It is increasingly common in the modern world to merge two words to create a new one, a portmanteau. This trend is not without its uses – after all, who has time these days to say "digital literati", "romantic comedy" or even "chill" and "relax"' when the resulting conversational coalitions are so much, ahem, snappier? But might this trend also be an indicator of two activities forced into unhappy disharmony?

Kate Moss wants more children

The 37-year-old supermodel - who has an eight-year-old daughter, Lila, with former boyfriend Jefferson Hack - is focused on her forthcoming wedding to Jamie Hince, and says she and the 40-year-old rocker will consider starting a family together once they have tied the knot in July.

Kate Moss organises pre-wedding meal for families

Kate Moss is organising a pre-wedding meal for her and her fiance Jamie Hince's families.

Ready To Wear: Somehow it's fine to target women such as Kate Moss – they're not 'real'

Ageing faster than a blue cheese in a damp cave!" opined the Daily Mail's Jan Moir, following Kate Moss's recent appearance at the Louis Vuitton show in Paris.

Katy Guest: Rant & Rave

Rant

Letter from the editor: No scapegoats, remember

Perhaps I was a touch premature writing what a treat it was to delve into the readers’ letters...

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