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Female Tory MPs call on major call on major firms to publish detailed information on how many women they employ
Wear, what, why, when?
It's finally time to shed your winter woollens and plump for lightweight wardrobe staples instead
(Clockwise from top left) New Balance Minimus Zero Trail shoes, £75, newbalance.co.uk
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She could have bought one of their birthday cards. But the national poet of Wales Gillian Clarke instead celebrated the third anniversary of Cardiff’s John Lewis store by doing what she does best - writing a poem.
Styling: Lee Holmes
New online boutique Atterley Road combines high-street nous with designer labels to make revamping your wardrobe a doddle
My first book came about over a bet I had a drunken conversation with a friend about some day writing a book, and she said, "If you write me three chapters, I'll take you for dinner at your favourite restaurant." So I did [the resulting book, Ralph's Party, was the biggest-selling debut novel of 1999], and she made me send it out to agents. When one of those agents liked it and told me Penguin wanted to pay me £120,000 to write my first two books, I thought everyone had gone mad.
The invasion from the east is latest front for the nation's booming £30bn fashion industry
Nine dead in worst such disaster in Alps for years – but relief as two other Britons are found alive
Versace and Chanel among designers profiting through fashion's most exclusive craft, says Susannah Frankel
Warrington Wolves 32 Bradford Bulls 16
The writer tells Danuta Kean how she swapped criminology for exotic dancing to research her new thriller
At a grand ceremony at the Tower of London this morning, amid much fanfare and lycra, the official TeamGB kit for the Olympic and Paralympic Games were unveiled.
Styling: Lee Holmes