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Waterproofing your wardrobe with practical, yet luxurious, purchases is a wise investment, says Emma Akbareian

Howard Jacobson: Real supermodels can't live up to my fantasy of Alida Valli in a belted raincoat in Vienna

If Kate Moss were to brush up against me in the Tube I'd give her a fiver and tell her to eat a square meal

Babyshambles, The Brickyard, Carlisle

Focus: Is Kate Moss the new Mona Lisa?

The person who paid £3.9m for her portrait last week might be forgiven for thinking so. And style guru Stephen Bayley thinks he has a point. The supermodels of the 16th and 21st centuries are inscrutable, erotically charged - and unattainable

Keep it in the family

PEOPLE WARNED model Kate Moss that her romance with the singer-songwriter Pete Doherty was dangerous. They were probably worried about his drug addiction. But what is proving a threat to Kate is the explosion of media coverage that has greeted their liaison, much of it focusing on the wild ways of the model's loyal circle of celebrity friends.

The well runs dry

Inkjet cartridges don't come cheap and there's no way of knowing how long they will last. Is anyone standing up for consumers? Michael Pollitt reports

Pop: It's over (definitely maybe)

The founders of the record label that was set up on a shoestring and went on to discover Oasis have bailed out. What went wrong? By John Harris

Dome's beautiful people under fire

AN EMACIATED-looking model with a well-publicised drug habit and a French footballer famous for shampoo adverts have been chosen to represent "beauty" in the Body Zone of the Millennium Dome.

The Joys of Modern Life: 62. BRITAIN'S LICENSING LAWS

"IT HAD been a relatively uneventful flight, with the usual mediocre food, movies New Yorkers like myself had already seen twice, and the required bunch of rowdy US teenagers who were, like, so excited they could buy alcohol. So when the flight touched down at Heathrow, they were drunk, a baby was screaming, and I was eyeing the emergency exit.

Before the week is out...See this

Hip photographer, film director and publisher Rankin is about to challenge Nineties lad culture with a new exhibition of nude photographs. Although the subjects are naked there is no hint of exploitation in this collection of 100 pictures. Celebrities Kylie Minogue and Kate Moss pose alongside unknown models who answered a series of classified adverts. Rankin's not known for sticking to the traditional and the clever twist to this exhibition is a videotaped interview with each model talking about how they feel about their bodies and nudity.

Health: Want to look like Kate Moss?

Well, put away your cigarettes. A new book suggests that smoking can give you a very unsexy pot-belly. By Louise Manson

Real Lives: I'm gonna make you a star

The woman opposite was a dental nurse - then she was 'discovered'. URSULA KENNY joins the model scout who found the new face of Calvin Klein

The model of perfection; The Saturday Profile

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Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
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Markus Persson: If being that rich is so bad, why not just give it all away?

That's a bit rich

The billionaire inventor of computer game Minecraft says he is bored, lonely and isolated by his vast wealth. If it’s that bad, says Simon Kelner, why not just give it all away?
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Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Wales last qualified for major tournament in 1958 but after several near misses the current crop can book place at Euro 2016 and end all the indifference
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Forgotten XV of the rugby World Cup

Now the squads are out, Chris Hewett picks a side of stars who missed the cut
A groundbreaking study of 'Britain's Atlantis' long buried at the bottom of the North Sea could revolutionise how we see our prehistoric past

Britain's Atlantis

Scientific study beneath North Sea could revolutionise how we see the past
The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember,' says Starkey

The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember'

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'An enormous privilege and adventure'

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'Gibraltar is British, and it is going to stay British forever'

The Rock's Chief Minister hits back at Spanish government's 'lies'
Britain is still addicted to 'dirty coal'

Britain still addicted to 'dirty' coal

Biggest energy suppliers are more dependent on fossil fuel than a decade ago
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