News Police have arrested two people in connection to the alleged genital mutilation of a five-week-old baby girl

Case could result in landmark first ever prosecution for ‘cutting’ in Britain

Ben Quilter takes the crowd’s acclaim after winning the bronze medal

Top seed Quilter fights back from disappointment to take bronze in judo

Ben Quilter overcame a disappointing start to the day to win judo bronze for Great Britain at the ExCeL last night.

Appeal launched to find pyjamas fit for an itchy horse

An appeal has been launched for a pair of pyjamas with a difference - to fit a large horse.

An Olympic medal, which is being produced at the Royal Mint in South Wales

Olympic medals, Jubilee coins and 2p bits – it's a licence to make money

Business is booming at the Royal Mint in South Wales. Kate Youde goes behind the barbed wire to see it at work

Banksy gets the bunting out in north London

A new piece of street art bearing all the hallmarks of a Banksy (pictured, above) appeared overnight in north London.

Marilyn Monroe in 'The Seven Year Itch'

Needles at the ready for the The Seven Year Stitch

So you want to make like Marilyn Monroe? You don't need to start a hot and heavy affair with a president nor hit the (bleach) bottle. What you need is a needle and thread, some slinky white fabric and a copy of a new book, Sew Iconic: How to Make 10 Classic Hollywood Dresses by Liz Llewellyn (A&C Visual Arts, £14.99).

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Who's this dapper chap?

Gavin Turk's 'Day & Night' (2012)

Prisoners are pleased to be stitched up for Gavin Turk's new artworks

Is it art if you get others to do the donkey work? Gavin Turk's new artworks have been hand-stitched by prisoners across the UK. Turk sent out packs to Fine Cell Work (FCW), a rehabilitation programme that teaches needlecraft to prisoners in 29 prisons. Now 35 prisoners have spent months embroidering the coloured "letter squares" that spell out the name Gavin Turk in various permutations, using an original stitch used by Afghani stitchers.

Victoria Pendleton says: 'I'm retiring after the Games and I want to do something creative'

Victoria Pendleton: 'My New Year's resolution: to give me more time for myself'

It's a golden age for cycling After our successes at the Beijing Olympics and in the Tour de France, I've definitely seen a lot more people out and about on bikes when I go riding at the weekends. Although no one really recognises me without my helmet!

Heads Up: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

What are we talking about?

A new film adaptation of John Le Carré's bestselling spy novel.

The new DIY boom: Sales of sewing machines are soaring and craft courses are booming

Wallpaper making, quilting and screen-printing have become the hippest ways to get creative with your friends, says Kate Burt

A stitch in tea-time!

Thanks to the growing make-do-and-mend trend, the sewing café arrives in Britain

El-Hadji Diouf labelled 'repulsive' and 'gutter type' by QPR

QPR striker Jamie Mackie has branded El-Hadji Diouf "an absolute disgrace" after it was claimed the Blackburn player abused him while he lay on the pitch with a broken leg.

Couture club: Meet the men behind the bespoke-casual revolution

The same loving attention that goes into making a Savile Row suit can now be applied to any item in a man's wardrobe from jeans to T-shirts.
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