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.

FOOD & DRINK / How a button became a big cheese: At the first ever British Cheese Awards, the overall winner was the smallest entry - the tiny Innes Button, produced by some very cultured goats. Michael Bateman reports

HUGH LILLINGSTON loves his herd of 200 Saanen and Toggenburg goats. He takes the view that they are sensitive and intelligent beasts who respond best to tender loving care. When it's cold and wet he brings them in from the paddock. But they soon get bored indoors, so he plays them classical music, Monteverdi and Mozart. They absolutely love it.

Fashion: Think woolly, it's wild in the country: St Tropez? Forget it. Say hello Chilterns and take a long walk amid the falling leaves. Marion Hume piles on the layers and escapes into the mist

I love autumn. Being rather unenamoured with summer (too few clothes), I look forward to misty days, when I can pull on a jumper or even a kagool, an odd admission for a fashion editor.

Basketball: Magic spell envelops Belgravia: Pint-sized fans flock to clinics as American superstar holds court

SALES of basketball boots and the numbers of boys pestering dad to subscribe to Sky Sports for their NBA coverage are about to blip. Magic Johnson, the tree-sized idol to a generation of pint-sized fans, arrived like a whirlwind in London as you read yesterday's paper and left again before you can read today's.

Are you worth your salary?: Measuring the money value of an MP against a nurse or a milkman tells only half the story

PAY PEANUTS and you get monkeys. But how much is peanuts and what are monkeys? Does, for example, pounds 33,169 a year amount to nothing more than a bag of dry- roasted and is a backbencher a primate? And, if we were to pay something decisively more than a bag of nuts - say, pounds 60,000 - would we get anything significantly higher up the evolutionary scale?

Hop aboard the 400mpg strike-buster

Alan Wightman's latest toy sounds like a lawnmower, looks like a child's scooter and could be the answer to beating the signalmen's strike.

CABARET / Only because of his accent, of course

HE'S s'wonderful. He's s'marvellous. And he's standing five yards away brimming with Gallic charm. The bright blue eyes are fighting it out with the gleaming white teeth for a claim on our attention. (The eyes have it.) Here is the man with the strongest smile muscles in showbusiness: Sacha Distel, the Monsieur Nice Guy of Pop.

City & Business: Disney prince

THE NEPHEW of King Faud of Saudi Arabia, Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal, is a relative novice to the world of deal- making. But he is already raising a few eyebrows. His rescue last week of Euro Disney, the troubled Parisian theme park, was intriguing, not just because it came out of the blue or because he negotiated the deal by phone from a tent in the Arabian desert. He also did the entire deal without the help of a single investment banker.

Atlantic Ocean getting warmer: Temperature rise linked to global warming

THE ATLANTIC Ocean is getting warmer in what could be a sign of global warming due to increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Food & Drink: Bouquets behind barbed wire: Michael Bateman enters the reclusive world of flavour scientists, whose lobster stock acquires the whiff of St Tropez in the laboratory

WE THINK of the Oz Clarkes and Jilly Gouldens as being at the sharp edge of flavour recognition. On television they are frequently seen identifying a dozen flavours in a wine: spring flowers, leather harnesses, vanilla, raspberry jam, hay, oak, blackcurrants. Some people think it ludicrous that they can taste everything except grapes in the wine they sip.

Dead MP's letter names Tapie

A MAGISTRATE acting on a letter left by Yann Piat, a female member of the French parliament who was murdered last month, questioned a conservative member of the Senate yesterday and said he wanted to interview Bernard Tapie, the controversial businessman turned politician.

Mayor edges ahead of far right in Nice poll

THE MAYOR of Nice has called on voters to stop the city becoming the 'shop-window of the National Front' after he took a narrow lead over the far-right candidate in the first round of a parliamentary by-election.

Obituary: Herve Alphand

Herve Alphand, diplomat: born Paris 31 May 1907; Financial Counsellor, French Embassy, Washington 1940-41; Director of Economic Affairs, French National Committee 1941-44; Director- General, French Foreign Office 1945, Secretary-General 1965-73; member, Nato Permanent Council 1952-54; Ambassador to United Nations 1955; Ambassador to United States 1956-65; married Nicole Merenda (died 1979); died 13 January 1994.

How We Met: Jean-Michel Jarre and Charlotte Rampling

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE: We met at a dinner party in St Tropez in 1976 given by the French writer Florence Aboulker and we were attracted to each other instantly. A certain complicity existed between us and grew over the next few days.

Fashion: And soon to be seen in your local high street: Solstice at Glastonbury: a cosmic event, a music event and - just wait and see - a fashion event. Marion Hume reports

NEW AGE travellers, already an enormous influence on the dress sense of the establishment they have chosen to eschew, are the fashion story of the summer, in spite of themselves.

New mayor

Jean-Michel Couve, a former mayor of St Tropez, narrowly defeated the incumbent, Alain Spada, 49, to retake the town hall of the resort after a bitter election battle, AP reports from Nice. Mr Spada antagonised many people with his allegedly heavy-handed tactics in trying to curb development of the popular Riviera town.
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