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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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