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Elite agency founder later denounced catwalk models as ‘spoilt pains’

Harriet Walker: If anyone lacks taste, it's Abercrombie

Given the current lag in consumer perkiness, we've seen all manner of discounting, BOGOFs and aspirational advertising as part of a sector-wide plea for us to part with cash in the name of economic growth. So here's an interesting tactic from preppy pre-teen haven Abercrombie & Fitch – the offer of compensation to a cast member of reality TV show Jersey Shore on the condition he cease wearing its clothes.

Mother of dog attack victim hits out over Brigitte Bardot appeal

The mother of a four-year-old girl who was savaged by a pitbull terrier has hit out at the actress Brigitte Bardot, who has called for the dog's life to be saved.

Jodie Kidd in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

For the third and final Cotswold Outdoors episode Jodie Kidd visits Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.

Jodie Kidd in the New Forest

The second Cotswold Outdoors episode sees Jodie Kidd in the New Forest getting back to nature.

Jodie Kidd explores the UK's great outdoors

Jodie Kidd goes hiking up the Old Man of Coniston in the Lake District in the first of three exclusive online TV shows about getting out into the UK countryside.

Lisa Markwell: America needs a leader but Lisa Pavin just can't fill Elin's Louboutins

The Americans appear to put as much work into the seamless enthusiasm and peerless professionalism of the wives and girlfriends as they do the players. Remember that for more than a decade the ladies have sported matching outfits while they watch their men on the opening day of the Ryder Cup. Hardly cutting edge, the tailored skirt suits and blow-dried tresses always looked chic, if a little conservative.

Gainsbourg (15)

The life of the French musician and provocateur Serge Gainsbourg is given a suitably antic treatment in Joann Sfar's half- admiring, half-satiric cine-portrait.

Out of the Woods: Tiger's wife Elin to bag $100m and custody in divorce settlement

To say that Tiger Woods has grown fond of behaving like a single man is a bit like observing he's pretty decent at golf. Now it may be even more redundant: this morning, for the first time in six years, the headline-prone sportsman is thought to be waking-up as a single man.

Dom Joly: The Tiger tapes... how Elin took the world No 1 by the tail

"I told Elin that I would clean the Escalade's garage out and then I've got to Dyson the whole pool house"

Independent wins at animal 'Oscars'

The Independent's coverage of the cruelty of factory farming and threats to wildlife has won the international print award at the animal "Oscars" in Hollywood.

Tiger Woods makes public apology

Tiger Woods fought back tears today as he issued a full and frank apology for cheating on his wife.

Tiger Woods' mother-in-law leaves hospital

Barbro Holmberg returns to golfer's Florida home after treatment for stomach pain

Tate axes nude Brooke Shields picture after police porn probe

A provocative nude picture of a 10-year-old Brooke Shields was removed from a major exhibition following a police pornography probe.

Bardot, as you've never seen her before

A nude, cavorting Brigitte Bardot and Louise Brooks in bondage gear are among the bombshells on show in a new provocative exhibition of 1960s comic-strip art.

Twiggy at 60

The super-skinny model who found fame in the Sixties has finally come of age. Anna Slater lists the triumphs, the tragedies and the trivia
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Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise

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Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise
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A magazine editor with no vanity, and lots of flair

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Foraging: How the British rediscovered their taste for chasing after wild food

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