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The TV presenter was arrested and cautioned after admitting to the offence

Ursula Andress voted number one 'bikini goddess'

Former Bond girl Ursula Andress has been named the ultimate ‘Bikini Goddess’ in a new poll of British women.

Pandora: Why McCartney is feeling hacked off

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Peter Bills: 20 reasons why English rugby is rubbish*

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Pandora: Hirst goes back to his roots with Paris show

After his astonishing windfall at Sotheby's last month, Damien Hirst has decided to return to his roots.

The Last Word: Different ball games but nowt to do with class

For once, perhaps for the first and only time, Joey Barton could be forgiven for raising his head towards the heavens and screaming about the injustice of it all. When he, a product of the footballing estates of Huyton, assaults a team-mate on a training ground he is punished with a six-match ban. When Josh Lewsey, a product of the rugby-playing grammar schools of Hertfordshire, does the same, it doesn't merit a slap on the wrist. As Joey's boss at St James' might put it: "The class system? What a ****!"

Cipriani shows he has talents as a healer too

It looked as if the No 10 would miss the rest of 2008 but an emotional return beckons. By Tim Glover

Anatomy of a showmance: Why Kelly Brook plus Danny Cipriani equals glamour

Take two young stars, add the perfect styling, and what do you get? An A-list couple

Decline and fall of the C-list female celebrity memoirs

The market in female celebrity biographies, which normally guarantee rich pickings at Christmas, has slumped as consumers turn their backs on C-list celebrity tales.

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