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Trainers, sneakers, kicks, whatever you like to call them, the humble sports shoe has become a wardrobe staple. Here's our pick of the best

You couldn't make it up

Monica in a sex comedy romp? Smart girl, says Cayte Williams - there's money to be made in self-parody

Media: The merchant of doom

Mazher Mahmood of the News of the World uses subterfuge to nail the bad guys. But how does he decide what's in the public interest and what's a stitch-up? By Rachelle Thackray

Warning by doctors on millennium baby hype

HEALTH OFFICIALS have warned couples not to fall for "media hype" by trying to conceive tonight in an attempt to have the first baby of the new millennium.

Millennium baby attempts `risky'

HEALTH OFFICIALS have warned couples not to fall for "media hype" by trying to conceive tonight in an attempt to have the first baby of the new millennium.

The knack How to kiss and tell, by Max Clifford

"Think carefully before you do anything. There can be a lot of minuses: you're washing your dirty laundry in public, everybody will know your business, the other person will come back with all kinds of accusations about you, you'll cause embarrassment to your relations, and it could spoil your career because people will think you can't be trusted. You can't ensure that once you've told you'll be perceived in a positive light because, generally speaking, there's not a lot of sympathy for people who kiss and tell. Some people try and kickstart a career this way, but I would say nine times out of 10 it's a bad move.

Focus: Babies mean big bucks

If you are famous, your infant can earn a million - if you're not, but he (or she) is cute, that can make you rich too

Media: Crisis? What crisis?

We all make mistakes. But if you're skilful they need not cost you your job.

The Hoddle Sacking: The Pitch: Reid is choice of City headhunters

Sunderland manager has the necessary respect within game says specialist recruitment firm. By Nick Harris

The Bramley Affair: The PR Battle - Now everyone wants a slice of the children

WHEN THE Bramleys first disappeared with Jade and Hannah Bennett, it appeared to be a straightforward dispute between them and the social services. In the long weeks that followed it became a tangled web of blame, sympathy, indignation and outrage as those with even the most tenuous of links to the little girls pitched into the battle over what should become of them.

The Bramley Affair: Timetable of events

MARCH 1998

Family on the run: A letter ends the nightmare

THE DECISIVE moment in convincing the Bramleys finally to come out of hiding was the open letter to them written by Liz Railton, director of Cambridgeshire social services, which offered the couple the hope of keeping their foster children, writes Julian Kossoff.

Rival PR men fight over runaway family

JEFFREY and Jennifer Bramley, on the run with their two foster children, have launched a media campaign for public sympathy, writes Julian Kossoff.

Kebabs and Wilde totty

`Ah, the exquisite Richard Littlejohn,' he would murmur, `the ineffable in pursuit of the unsayable'

Boycott gets second media innings with Talk Radio

GEOFFREY BOYCOTT'S exile to the commentary wilderness for beating his former mistress lasted just three days. Talk Radio announced yesterday that it was hiring the disgraced former England batsman.
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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

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But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
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Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

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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

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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

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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