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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

G20 policeman's trial in balance over missing 'victim'

The trial of a police officer accused of assaulting a G20 protester was hanging in the balance today after the alleged victim failed to turn up to give evidence.

Clifford accepts £1m payout from tabloid

The PR agent Max Clifford has accepted a £1m settlement in return for dropping his legal action against the News of the World amid claims his voicemail messages were hacked into, it has been reported.

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'Like that final trip to the vet’s.' 6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne tweets on her pain at working for a station recommended for closure

Gold underpants spotted on London landmarks

Charlie Chaplin is famous for his bowler hat and cane but now he has been spotted sporting golden pants for Prostate UK writes Gemma Thornton

Opik instructs lawyers over mobile phone hacking case

MP asks Met if his pin was among those found in files of jailed investigator

Amy Jenkins: The writing is on the wall for homeopathy, and not before time

It looks like the New Age might be over before it has even begun. Its most high-profile contribution to modern life – the alternative health therapy – is under threat. Science is back in fashion and the forces of rationality are gathering. The fashion for reflexologists, applied kinesiologists and iridologists may finally be drawing to a close.

Charity boss Christine Pratt seeks help from Max Clifford

Woman at centre of Brown bullying row tries to combat damaging revelations

Cheryl and Ashley Cole split confirmed by spokesman

Cheryl Cole is separating from her husband Ashley Cole, her spokesman said today.

All in the game: How Britain works

A tale of betrayal, half-truths and lies, of footballers behaving atrociously, of desperate wags, and of the murky relationships between the nation's best PR gurus and Fleet Street's finest

Vanessa Perroncel: 'I will not sell my John Terry story'

Lingerie model Vanessa Perroncel may have kissed - but she is not going to tell, it was revealed today

Terry prepares to face Capello

Manager flies back into media storm today as Pearce breaks England camp's silence by backing captain

Terry ready to resign captaincy

Defender considers handing back England armband to take sting out of revelations over private life

Business as usual for Terry

The Chelsea captain tried to deflect attention from allegations of an affair by getting back to his day job yesterday. And he scored

Pandora: Love sets her sights on Iannucci for biopic

Here's a bit of unlikely casting: Armando Iannucci, directing a biopic of Kurt Cobain.

Kirk McCambley back to business at the most famous cafe in Ulster

He could earn hundreds of thousands of pounds by dishing the dirt on former lover Iris Robinson, but it’s business as usual for Kirk McCambley at the Lock Keeper’s Inn on the banks of the River Lagan.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links