For the last fortnight, the nation has been uncharacteristically enthusiastic and, well, nice. But the Olympic closing ceremony saw us getting back to our snarky selves...
Sand from the beach volleyball stadium outside Horseguards Parade will be used to build 36 new courts within the M25 over the coming months as part of an attempts to build a lasting legacy that will propel Britain towards the next Olympics in Rio.
Portraiture is not about replication, but insight, as the best of this year's BP competitors make clear
Flame lit in Athens and will start tour of Britain tomorrow
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Styling: Lee Holmes
Photographs: Paul Smith
Model: Kristoffer at Elite
Grooming: Matt Raine using Chanel
Vintage-style lace will seduce every time...
A beautiful woman wearing a moustache has a strange hold on the imagination. Witness timeless knockout Christy Turlington sporting an upper-lip decoration on the cover of May's Tatler magazine and look no further than your local high street for hordes of hipsters dressing up as dandies on a hen night.
My parents were... I grew up with my mum. She was very, very organised, a bit of a disciplinarian. We were like a little team, more like big sister, little sister.
Would you want to go to a bed-and-breakfast concert? A ticket to the UK premiere of Steven Stapleton's 12-hour Sleep Concert at Newcastle's AV Festival, includes a single bed, a blanket, a nightlight and a bacon or egg roll and coffee in the morning – all for £25. Stapleton performs his dark ambient music live from his laptop throughout the night, manipulating his own Nurse with Wounds records, to induce sleep and dreams.
From a Louis Vuitton fan to a pair of Paul Smith brogues, treat yourself to these stylish finishing touches...
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The BBC's decision to drop 1,000 hours of youth radio sounded like a death knell for the format.
For the sporty (and New Year's resolutioners)
For the older man of style and substance