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McCartney to marry New York socialite

Three years after agreeing a £24.3 million settlement to divorce his second wife, Sir Paul McCartney is engaged to be married for a third time.

Time to undecorate: With the latest interiors trend anything goes and personality is king

How about an interiors style feature that doesn't tell you how to get-the-look or dictate what's hot and what's not for decorating your home? How about fashions and fads that don't come and go for just this season but seemingly last forever, evolving with time, whenever you feel like it, just because? How about, instead of copying magazines and decorating your house like a showhome or a stylised photographic still, you "undecorate" it instead?

Burning designs: David Hicks for Jo Malone

How David Hicks’ son Ashley chose the prints for Jo Malone's shockingly patterned candles by Annie Deakin

David Lister: Glamour is an essential part of the serious business

The story is told of a British film producer trying to get into a swish party in Cannes. The man at the door told her she could not come in because she was wearing leggings. The enraged woman pointed at a French counterpart, also wearing leggings, who was being allowed in. "Oui," shrugged the doorman, "mais elle a du style."

Jude Law launches legal action against 'News of the World'

Jude Law and a high-profile solicitor who represents the Alfie actor and the England footballer Ashley Cole are the two latest alleged victims of phone-hacking by the News of the World to sue Rupert Murdoch’s News Group media empire for damages.

Minor British Institutions: Princess Kate

Hello, Princess. But which one: the beautiful, dutiful and discreet; or the beautiful, wayward and wilful? Kate can look to two marriers-in who provide equally outstanding examples of either: Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, her husband's great grandmother, and Diana Spencer, her ghostly mother-in-law.

Deborah Ross does DIY: Can the hapless homemaker become a practical woman-about-the-house?

When I am first called by this magazine and asked to attend a couple of "You Can Do It" DIY classes at B&Q I say: "No, but thanks for thinking of me. I am always thinking of you. Bye, now".

Video: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson at Abbey

The socialite arrives dressed in electric blue for the Royal wedding.

Video: Chelsy Davy arrives at the Abbey

Prince Harry's girlfriend wears green for the Royal wedding.

From Essex to Chelsea: meet the new reality stars

It promises "love triangles, bitchiness and heartache" but Made In Chelsea is a reality TV show that positions itself in a class of its own.

The Big Six: Venetian hideaways

Come over to the dark side: Brave decorators are embracing a more dramatic look

It's time to go back to black, says Ruth Bloomfield

Met considers inquiry into journalists' 'illegal payments to officers'

Britain's biggest newspaper group faces a second investigation by Scotland Yard, in addition to the deepening inquiry into phone hacking.

Letter from the editor: Like-minded souls

In this fractured and troubled world, what we seek more than anything is a sense of belonging, a feeling that we are part of a community of like-minded souls.

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