Arts and Entertainment Once more unto the beach: E4's opening episode of 'Geeks' travelled to Marbella

An E4 show called Beauty and the Geek, used to be a guilty pleasure of mine. Guilty because while I enjoyed the spectacle of paired-up strangers bringing out the best in one another other, I didn't enjoy the reductive labelling or the sexist gender division whereby the "geek" was always a man and the "beauty" was always a woman.

£137,000 benefits scam pair jailed

A couple who lived a luxury lifestyle on the back of a £137,000 benefits swindle were both jailed for 16 months today.

Cyclo-therapy: 'You're at much greater risk if you drive or walk, than if you cycle'

As I type this in an airless office, people in short sleeves and sunglasses are frolicking among daffodils and buying their first ice-creams as they enjoy weather that is, I'll be told in tomorrow's papers (alongside photos of young women on Brighton beach), "Hotter Than Marbella!".

Marbella: sun, yachts, and the stench of corruption

A soap opera trial involving a stellar cast of defendants and claims of bribery worth £577m has gripped Spain

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Mass corruption trial opens

Ninety-five defendants, including two former mayors, packed a court in the southern Spanish city of Malaga yesterday for the opening of one of Spain's biggest corruption trials.

Cycling: Gilbert takes over Vuelta red jersey

Philippe Gilbert of Belgium claimed victory on the third stage of the Vuelta a España yesterday to take the leader's red jersey from Mark Cavendish.

Cycling: Hutarovich sprints past Cavendish

Yauheni Hutarovich claimed victory on the second stage of the Vuelta a España yesterday after stunning Mark Cavendish in a sprint finish, although it was not enough to wrest the leader's red jersey from the Briton.

Man wanted over drive-by shooting held in Spain

One of Britain's most wanted men was held by Spanish police tonight after a four-year manhunt.

Britons injured in water pipe explosion

Four Britons were injured - one seriously - after a water pipe exploded at a Costa del Sol hotel, the Foreign Office said.

Briton hurt in Costa del Sol blast

A British woman was in a serious condition in hospital in Spain today after a water pipe exploded at a Costa del Sol hotel.

Editor-At-Large: Naomi's been crass, but what did we expect?

In the case of Naomi Campbell, does an undisputed commitment to charitable causes balance glaring personality defects? A few years ago, when Kate Moss was crucified in the tabloids over cocaine use, I pointed out she was a supermodel, not a role model. The job of supermodels is to persuade us to buy a bit of whatever glamorous myth they are well rewarded for promoting.

Foreign holidays suffer as economic climate worsens

Recession and weak pound sees number of British visits abroad fall faster than at any time since the 1970s.

Julie Burchill: Just how famous do you have to be to make it OK that you're a rapist or racist?

When the alleged comedian Frankie Boyle was banged to rights for picking on handicapped children, I wondered why so soon after picking on Jews he hadn't simply picked on Jewish handicapped children instead, and thus made his set more streamlined.

The Hedonist: Marbella

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