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Renaissance statues, Surrealism, high-class hookers... these days, there is little that surprises as the purported inspiration behind a catwalk collection. But it still takes a lot of imagination to transform cartoon rodents into muses. Nevertheless, the flamboyant US designer Jeremy Scott did just that with a Mickey Mouse-inspired show at Paris Fashion Week, which drew to a close on Thursday.
Joe Kinnear will fight his latest Football Association charge after claiming he has "done nothing wrong".
Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear has been handed a second Football Association charge after being sent to the stands at the weekend.
Barack Obama has opened a dramatic 14-point lead over John McCain in a new opinion poll, amid evidence that the McCain camp's character attacks are doing more to harm the Republican senator than his opponent.
Cooler than Christina, bigger than Britney – the next generation of cute, perfectly formed, brilliantly marketed Disney stars is here to stay. Tim Walker on the rise of Miley, Zac & friends
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