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Outlook Marc Bolland has certainly got into the swing of things as M&S boss. Putting his name into Google images produces numerous pictures of him looking very dapper in a top-of-the-range M&S suit with models draped on his arm.

Dave Berry to take over from Johnny Vaughan as host of Capital FM breakfast

Dave Berry is to take over from Johnny Vaughan as host of the Capital FM breakfast show in London.

My Life In Travel: Lisa Snowdon, model and presenter

'Bali turned out to be a pretty magical trip'

M&S's Dutchman gets off to a flying green start

As a new Marks and Spencer store opens – covered in 62 species of plants – Marc Bolland explains that this is just the start of his eco-revolution

Marks & Spencer posts surprise overall growth

Retail giant Marks & Spencer today posted a slowdown in sales in the first three months of the year but surprised the City with unexpected overall growth.

Lisa Snowdon 'on the mend' with viral meningitis

DJ and model Lisa Snowdon is "on the mend" after being diagnosed with viral meningitis.

Business Diary: Liam Gallagher rocks the retailers

Liam Gallagher, the former Oasis frontman, lent some rock and roll glamour to the Drapers Awards at London's Grosvenor Hotel on Park Lane on Wednesday night. Gallagher and his partner, the former All Saints singer Nicole Appleton, were there to pick up an award for his Pretty Green fashion label, which opened its first store in Carnaby Street in July. True to form Liam kept his coat on, swaggered on to stage and bantered with the host Lisa Snowdon. But he disappointed the audience by failing to respond to their pleas for a speech and left soon after picking up his gong.

Bolland makes his mark as ad campaign lifts M&S sales

Second-quarter sales at Marks & Spencer have soared ahead of City expectations after its new chief executive, Marc Bolland, sanctioned a larger marketing budget.

Speech radio tops the industry awards chart

Speech radio was this morning celebrating a successful evening at the industry Oscars, with Radio 5 Live being named Station of the Year and the Radio 4 Today programme winning the much-coveted award for best breakfast programme.

Little Britain's David Walliams 'engaged'

David Walliams is engaged to be married, it has been reported.

For the record: 11/10/2010

'I would happily have stayed there for any fee they cared to offer, but there were other considerations' – Reviled by critics and unmourned by his bosses, Jonathan Ross departs the BBC after 13 years

For the record: Rich pickings for breakfast

Next year's radio industry Oscars, the Sonys, will have four new categories to give marketers and advertising bods their chance of picking up a bauble.

My Life In Travel: Johnny Vaughan

'I have always been fascinated by Greek history'

Saturday night is strictly Strictly night

Strictly Come Dancing is to abandon its Sunday night results show in favour of an extended Saturday night programme, it was announced today.

Credit crisis diary: Lord Carter calls in the heavies

Ever sensitive to the accusation that ministers brief the press before Parliament, government officials applied a strict lock-in at yesterday's briefing for journalists on Digital Britain, with hacks banned from leaving the room until Ben Bradshaw had finished his House of Commons statement. One Evening Standard writer brave enough to make a break for it was escorted back into the room by security guards.

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

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One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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What the six wise men told Tony Blair

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

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Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine