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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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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Drifting and forgotten - turning lives around for ex-soldiers

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Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?
Nightclubbing with Richard Young: The story behind his latest book of celebrity photographs

24-Hour party person

Photographer Richard Young has been snapping celebrities at play for 40 years. As his latest book is released, he reveals that it wasn’t all fun and games
Michelle Obama's school dinners: America’s children have a message for the First Lady

A taste for rebellion

US children have started an online protest against Michelle Obama’s drive for healthy school meals by posting photos of their lunches
Colouring books for adults: How the French are going crazy for Crayolas

Colouring books for adults

How the French are going crazy for Crayolas
Jack Thorne's play 'Hope': What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

Playwright Jack Thorne's latest work 'Hope' poses the question to audiences
Ed Harcourt on Romeo Beckham and life as a court composer at Burberry

Call me Ed Mozart

Paloma Faith, Lana del Ray... Romeo Beckham. Ed Harcourt has proved that he can write for them all. But it took a personal crisis to turn him from indie star to writer-for-hire
10 best stocking fillers for foodies

Festive treats: 10 best stocking fillers for foodies

From boozy milk to wasabi, give the food-lover in your life some extra-special, unusual treats to wake up to on Christmas morning
Phil Hughes head injury: He had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Phil Hughes had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Prolific opener had world at his feet until Harmison and Flintoff bounced him
'I have an age of attraction that starts as low as four': How do you deal with a paedophile who has never committed a crime?

'I am a paedophile'

Is our approach to sex offenders helping to create more victims?
How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

Serco given Yarl’s Wood immigration contract despite ‘vast failings’
Green Party on the march in Bristol: From a lost deposit to victory

From a lost deposit to victory

Green Party on the march in Bristol
Putting the grot right into Santa's grotto

Winter blunderlands

Putting the grot into grotto
'It just came to us, why not do it naked?' London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital

'It just came to us, why not do it naked?'

London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital