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The Last Word: Members of the super-injunction club are caught in own rat trap

Elvis probably wasn't referring to a British newspaper when uttering his famous quote, but any English footballers out there considering joining the ever-swelling "special injunction" club may just care to read it as if he was. "Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away."

Something For The Weekend: 14/08/10

Squeaky bum time for...

Fans at Twenty20 finals day

It's meant to be perfect weather for ducks at the Rose Bowl today, (as in raining cats and dogs, not the sort of climate that leads to scoreless innings) which could lead to problems for Twenty20 finals day punters.

Media Lunch: Max Clifford, publicist

The venue: Colony, an Indian fusion restaurant which is walking distance from my office in Mayfair. There are areas there where you can be very private.

The Real Inspector Hound/The Critic, Minerva Theatre, Chichester

This pairing of one-act plays about the vicarious participation of critics in the theatre business was last seen on the vast Olivier stage 25 years ago; it works much better in the compact Minerva, though Jonathan Church and Sean Foley's joint production seems over-anxious to be funny.

Dominic Lawson: BBC salaries bring out the stalker in us

Even those offended by how much the Corporation's stars earn should respect the idea that they have a right to privacy

BBC's new pay policy 'could spark media war'

Corporation may never be the same again if it reveals stars' salaries

Ex-Attorney General's illegal immigrant cleaner jailed

An illegal immigrant who conned the former Attorney General into hiring her as a cleaner was jailed for a total of eight months at the Old Bailey today.

First sextuplets in England for 25 years

Most mothers feel a little overwhelmed when their newborn baby is handed to them. So spare a thought for Vicky Lamb, who is "praying for a small miracle" after giving birth to six, the first living sextuplets to be born in England in 25 years.

Sextuplet parents 'praying for miracle'

The parents of sextuplets were today said to be hoping for a "small miracle" as their babies were fighting for their lives in hospital.

Homophobia: Tackling football's last taboo

Justin Fashanu was the first, and only, top-flight player to come out. Now, 12 years after his suicide, the fight against homophobia goes on.

The feral beast: Oborne in Telegraph puzzler

The Daily Mail's Peter Oborne is said to be wanted by the Telegraph.

Coulson's still in Dave's gang – but is he right for Number 10?

The phone-hacking scandal just won't die for Tory communications chief.

For the record: 05/04/2010

'An Orwellian ministry of truth' – the Lord Chief Justice's depiction of a libel court without the defence of fair comment.

Met officer cleared of assaulting G20 protester

A riot squad officer who hit a G20 protester twice with a metal baton was cleared of assault today.

Bridge back on defensive for reunion in High Court

The Manchester City full-back Wayne Bridge began a defensive battle of a different kind in the High Court in London yesterday when he faced legal proceedings brought by Vanessa Perroncel, his former fiancée and the mother of his three-year-old son, Jaydon.

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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
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Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

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