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Danger man: At least Ricky Gervais is witty

Ricky Gervais blasts testing on animals

Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais has waded into a row over the testing of cosmetic products on animals.

Myers (right) says: 'I bought one of his Japanese motorcycles. It broke down after two days'

How We Met: Simon King & Dave Myers

Simon King, 45

William Fox-Pitt excited by 'extreme' eventing course for London 2012 Olympics

World number one William Fox-Pitt believes the pivotal phase of London 2012's Olympic eventing competition promises a journey into unknown territory.

Jess Ennis will have home hopes on her shoulders

Bumps along the way but let the London 2012 Olympic Games begin...

Seven years ago I stood in the square in front of Stratford station, behind which stood the wasteland of an Olympic dream, one of a curious audience who had gathered just in case; just in case Jacques Rogge opened the envelope and said "London" in that careful, plodding voice of his.

Team GB coach Hope Powell wants a podium finish as her side make their debut in the Olympics

Hope runs high for Team GB as women make history

To Hope Powell's Great Britain team falls the honour of getting the ball rolling in the 2012 Olympics; literally, since this is the women's football tournament. There are a number of oddities about a historic occasion: the kick-off for GB against New Zealand at 4pm today is more than 48 hours before the official opening ceremony; the city is Cardiff not London; and it will be the first time a GB women's side has taken the field for a competitive game. But then Olympics football has always been a strange beast.

Borderlands 2 – Preview

In a way, the original Borderlands was shackled by its aesthetic. For all of the wacky violence and seemingly infinite combinations of guns, the dull, dusty browns of post apocalyptic Pandora quickly lost their appeal, and the identikit goons you chopped down blurred into a homogenous singular. That’s something that the inevitable sequel seeks to put right, and from the demo level we saw at Rezzed, it succeeds with aplomb.

All white now: jacket £38 and skirt £35, both from Topshop,, sandals £32, Urban Outfitters, as before

The Isle of White: A sartorial palette cleanser

Whether bright or bracing, summer is a perfect time to experiment with a sartorial palette cleanser, be it cool, clean or clinical.

The 10 Best make-up bags

Stash your slap, lotions and potions in a style that suits you with one of these colourful cosmetics purses

Lollies on ice but emerging markets set to lift Unilever

A damp, cool summer for much of northern Europe has meant Wall's Magnum, Twister, Calippo and Mini Milk ices have been stuck in the freezer rather than being gobbled up.

Lee Westwood woe after poor start at the Open

Lee Westwood, many people's favourite for The Open, is already a long way back after a 73 - and not totally surprised to find himself there.

Rajesh Khanna received a life time achievement award from the International Indian Film Academy in 2009

Page 3 Profile: Rajesh Khanna, Bollywood superstar

So who is this? He seems important…

Jean Dreamer: Fringed top £18, and bracelets (worn throughout) £14 per set, all Urban Outfitters,; leopard print top £60, MinkPink,; shorts £39.99, Zara,; leather belt £60, Replay,; backpack (worn throughout) £45, Aldo,; globe necklace £6, Asos,; necklace, stylist’s own

Jean dreamer: Hot denim essentials

Soft, unstructured and in a rainbow bright palette, don't discount denim as a wardrobe staple when the mercury begins to rise

Album: Betty Wright & The Roots, Betty Wright: The Movie (S-Curve)

It's not one of the great voices, but Betty can lay greater claim to being the voice of "every woman" than, say, Chaka or Aretha.

Wet suits: Surf style meets high fashion

Surf style meets high fashion, no waves required

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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions