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Project aims to tackle dehydration among the elderly and vulnerable

Westwood takes a walk on the wild side

Super-elevated, cobalt blue Gillie platforms so high even Naomi Campbell took a catwalk tumble in a pair in 1993, equally vertiginous wooden "rocking horse" soles and, of course, the famous "pirate" boot first shown in 1981 and a bestseller to this day. These are just some of Vivienne Westwood's best-loved shoe designs, featured in the new fashion and textile gallery at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, Co Durham, from today until 10 July.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Racism will go on rearing its ugly head until we shout stop

In our times, to complain about racism is a crime

Sharpton and Jackson forced Cadbury apology

US civil rights activists stepped in after company compared Naomi Campbell to a chocolate bar

Theo Fennell chief leaves retailer for the second time as replacement is sought

Theo Fennell, the premium jewellery retailer, has parted with its chief executive Barbara Snoad for the second time at a difficult period for the chain.

Cadbury apologises over Naomi Campbell advert

Chocolate maker Cadbury has apologised after one of its adverts "caused upset" to supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Christina Patterson: Prejudice and the pursuit of 'cool'

I don't know if it's common for people in fashion to talk this way but I do know they're not the only ones in our society to be confused over race

Naomi Campbell in race row over Cadbury chocolate

Model calls advertisment 'insulting and hurtful' as consumer boycott is threatened

How We Met: Harvey Goldsmith & Carole White

'Our ideas rarely come to pass, but after a few bottles, they do seem good at the time'

The 50 best fitness essentials

Ditched your New Year's exercise regime already? Sophie Morris has all the gear you need to get back on track

Behind closed doors in the house of Usher

He may be on a colossal global arena tour, but as Charlotte Cripps finds out, R&B star Usher doesn't go far without a few home comforts...

Robert Verkaik: No win, no fee ruling could be shot in the arm for libel courts

Celebrities who first applauded Naomi Campbell for taking on the Daily Mirror for breaching her privacy might not be so happy with the outcome of her marathon legal battle.

Landmark for privacy laws as 'Mirror' wins Campbell case

Freedom of speech campaigners were last night celebrating a "landmark judgment" by the European Court of Human Rights, which overturned legal costs imposed on the Daily Mirror by the House of Lords over an article on the supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Daily Mirror legal fees in Naomi Campbell case 'disproportionate'

Massive legal fees the Daily Mirror had to pay after losing a court battle with model Naomi Campbell were "disproportionate" and a breach of the newspaper's right to "freedom of expression," human rights judges ruled today.

Matthew Bell: The IoS Diary (12/09/10)

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Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine