News Kate Moss posed naked in a series of publicity shots as part of her rumoured, six-figure sponsorship deal with St Tropez

Kate Moss' naked body boosted sales at PZ Cussons during the first half of the year as customers snapped up at St Tropez fake tans she advertises.

Sailing: Edwards stuck in slow lane

The chances of Tracy Edwards breaking the transatlantic record are looking increasingly slim, writes Stuart Alexander.

Football: Ginola shoots from the hip

David Ginola carried a rifle through jungle territory for three weeks of his National Service in the French Army. Judging by his remarks when he returned home as a Foreign Legionnaire with the Toon Army yesterday, it seems he may not have learned to fire it - not straight, at least.

scenes from a jolly awkward life

No woman in British history has been given quite such an unremittingly bad press as the Duchess of York. But still she comes back for more - though she claims she's `older and wiser' than she used to be

They tried to tell him he was too Jung; BOOK REVIEW

RD Laing: A Divided Self John Clay Hodder, pounds 20

Lawrie Smith fails to start

Digest: Sailing

Goodbye to all that ... and Hello! to divorce

23 July 1986: Prince Andrew and Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson marry at Westminster Abbey.

Six of the best Retro outfits

1 Karen Millen, jacket pounds 135 and skirt pounds 45 Perfect for those who want to wear a bold print without looking like they have just stepped out of a spaceship. Good for winter weddings and other seasonal do's. It's built to last: made from 100 per cent wool and fully lined. From Karen Millen, 17-19 Neal Street, London WC2 and Nile Street, Brighton. Enquiries on 01622 664 032.

try me: Margaret Howell pyjamas

the clothes line

Take off that jacket, sir, and chill out

Hot-weather office dress code is loosening up, says Karen Wheeler, but be wary if you crave promotion

I'm 35, lying in a stripy hammock with remodelled teeth, Las Vegas Red toenails and I feel like a bimbo

Friday night. The children are in the bath, screeching and pouring water on each other's hair. I'm supine on the bedroom floor. Jonathan is flicking through my Elle.

The Francises, the Wards and Mr Booth own second homes in France (like 200,000 other Brits). Is it worth their time and money?

An English couple, reeling from a lavish lunch, arrived in an estate agent's office in the south of France late one afternoon. One of them was sober enough to convince the agent that they were seriously thinking of buying a house. He took them to see an expensive but unprepossessing property. "Do you like it, darling?" the man asked his wife. "Yes I do, rather," she replied. "Then you shall have it," said the man and the deal was done. The agent reckoned the house was probably the price the wife had exacted for some unspeakable misdemeanour on her husband's part.

The Hairdressers of St Tropez by Rupert Everett

2 The Hairdressers of St Tropez by Rupert Everett, Mandarin £5.99.

Hello darlings, I'm back

Rupert Everett has been an actor, a model, a pop star, a victim of his own fame. Now he's written a novel about hairdressers. By Michael Arditti

France must wait for Noir verdict

Some described it as the symbolic end of the Eighties; others as the vengeance of the Nineties, yet others as "Dallas la Lyonnaise". The chief defendant called it a political set-up designed to end his career; the prosecutor said it reflected the whole sorry moral state of France.

Minister in fraud case quits

FRANCE'S conservative Industry Minister, Gerard Longuet, resigned yesterday to face expected charges for fraud. The move comes as a further blow to Edouard Balladur, the Prime Minister, already rocked by a series of corruption scandals.
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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London