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Pandora: Cameron's swinging plans on spending

David Cameron has been at pains to talk tough of late when it's come to his party's future spending plans.

Student artists pay tribute to inspirational Londoners

An exhibition of work from students studying fine art at Central Saint Martins College opens today in London. Student accommodation company Unite is hosting the exhibition on inspirational Londoners in their new development, Blithehale Court in Bethnal Green.

Katy Guest: My thighs are signalling it's breakfast time

Our writer admits a reluctant admiration for poplet Miley Cyrus

Pandora: Hitchens makes a pilgrimage (of sorts)

Christopher Hitchens doesn't strike Pandora as the most nostalgic of chaps, but perhaps we had him all wrong.

Susie Rushton: Why these bogus neighbourhoods?

Urban Notebook

If you're angry and you know it, lob a stiletto at someone ...

It worked for an Iraqi journalist and anti-war protester, so why not a tired and emotional celeb?

Are we ready for Generation Next?

Georgia Gould, Emily Benn and Will Straw – not to mention Chloe Madeley and Amber Le Bon – are following in their parents' famous footsteps. Tim Walker sizes up the new kids on the block

Paper 'sloppy' over Peaches Geldof article

The press watchdog said today the Daily Star newspaper was guilty of "sloppy journalism" over an article which claimed Peaches Geldof received money for "showing up to parties".

Tom Sutcliffe: Confused? You will be in this drugs debate...

I'm planning to tinker with my brain chemistry next week. The method I'll be adopting is a relatively recent addition to the long list of mood-altering activities that cascades down the centuries and it isn't, the statistics confirm, entirely without risk. But I've found it takes me out of myself – as the saying goes– and I'm inclined to think that the high I get weighs up reasonably well against the potential downside.

Genius moments: October 2008

Pandora: Floyd's divorce hits home hard

While the state of Gordon Ramsay's marriage dominates the headlines, I hear that his fellow chef Keith Floyd is counting the cost of a painfully expensive divorce.

Sarah Sands: Weddings are for the family. The couple can wait

The Richard Curtis wedding – village church, silly hats, Hugh Grant pulling faces – is going out of fashion. One in six couples now prefer to get married abroad. They want something secular, hot and relaxed. Suspension of their everyday lives, freedom from their in-laws, wedding shots framed in Caribbean sunshine.

Checks appeal

From the highlands to the home, tartan rules the roost. Annie Deakin falls in love with tartan. Literally.

On the road with Peaches

Ms Geldof has driven across America buying clothes, like Kerouac, she told readers of 'Nylon' magazine. This column will be one to watch

Sophie Morris: Peaches might have got it right about marriage

Peaches Geldof-Drummey is not shy of drawing on her own life experience to pronounce on social protocol. The 19-year-old's documentary on teen sex is already gathering dust, but what marriage tips, I wonder, might she offer to fellow adolescents? Eloping to Vegas after a weeklong fling is, like, so A/W 2008? Lifelong commitment is, by the way, totally suburban?

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