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A comedy video where a man mimics the way a number of wild animals eat took the top slot with 88 million views

Ready To Wear: Going fashion cold turkey could lead to a style renewal

Fashion detox. You've heard the puff. It's January: time to go through your wardrobe and get rid of anything you haven't worn for the past three/six/twelve months depending on how profligate you may or may not be.

A century of love, literature and letters: Diana Athill is still a force to be reckoned with at 93

Diana Athill's publishing career and romantic entanglements fascinate all who read her memoirs.

Editor-At-Large: If women have it all now, they can thank my generation

Last week, the long struggle for equal pay reached a historic turning point. The latest statistics show that, on average, a woman in her twenties will earn 2.1 per cent more than a man of the same age. It's taken so long, and so much hard work.

Keith Richards proves that there's life in the celebrity memoir yet

After dismal sales last year, autobiographies by household names are once again flying off the shelves.

Katie Price seeks legal advice over Frankie Boyle joke about her son

Katie Price has asked her lawyers to write to Channel 4 after comedian Frankie Boyle made a "vile" joke about her disabled son.

Katie Price disqualified from driving

Katie Price was disqualified from driving today after she received three further points on her licence for speeding, a court heard.

'Today' reveals its guest editors (and Jordan isn't one of them)

Listeners to BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme will not be treated to a special edition guest edited by the model Katie Price, although the show confirmed yesterday that it was "talking" with the television star about how she could teach it about "a world a million miles away from the one that Today usually occupies".

Peter Andre rushed to hospital

Singer and reality television regular Peter Andre was taken to hospital today "in excruciating pain", a spokeswoman for the star said.

Julie Burchill: Those who call Jordan a chav are just insecure and undersexed

Everybody's somebody's chav. Look at cut-glass Kate Middleton, with a voice like ice-clinky Pimm's poured from Waterford Crystal, who has had to put up with years of "Doors to manual!" taunts from the gaggle of in-bred half-wits who wish they were in her shoes and her prince's bed.

Katie Price 'asked to edit Today programme'

Glamour model Katie Price has been asked to guest edit Radio 4's flagship Today programme, according to reports.

The Feral Beast: McElvoy is moving on...and on

She broadcasts on Radio 3, writes for several newspapers, and is a tireless networker at all the smartest parties. But Anne McElvoy is giving up her weekly column for the Evening Standard in favour of other projects.

Rooney to be fall Guy for bonfire night

A bonfire society unveiled its annual guy in the form of Wayne Rooney.

Joan Smith: Romance with a dose of realism

Yesterday's ruling on pre-nuptial agreements treats couples on the threshold of marriage as responsible adults who have considered the possibility that their relationship won't last

Ian Herbert: Lawyer hits spot with his dismissal of American pair

You knew it was going to be an exceptional day in the history of a club which has known a few of them when the route to Court 16 meandered past signs for the Peter Andre v Katie Price legal battle. Andre is apparently suing Price for slander over her claims that he had a relationship with his manager, Claire Powell, but that's as nothing compared to Tom Hicks and George Gillett's relationship with Merseyside. The showbusiness was adjourned. They knew their place.

You've not read the book, now see the show

Celebrity memoirs are coming to the stage, courtesy of a show that puts the words in the mouths of actors. The result, says Kevin Rawlinson, is tragi-comic
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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

Frank Warren column

Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"