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Pandora: Nul points! Copyright battle with a twist

Sandie Shaw versus the EU: could one ask for a more fantastic feud? Yet it seems that this one is a reality, after the right-on Sixties singer – lately a campaigner for musicians' copyrights – found her attempts to lobby the European Parliament thwarted by Brussels bureaucracy.

Fashion: The return of the shoulder pad

Another fashion renaissance at the shows and on the party circuit: the return of the shoulder pad. For those non-believers who remain uninspired or frankly repulsed by the ubiquitous 1980s revival – well, there's nothing to ease the pain. The second coming is upon us and the shoulder pad shall be its foremost prophet.

Pandora: Rees-Mogg takes his cue from the 'Sun'

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the tweedy Conservative candidate for the new parliamentary seat of North-East Somerset, has been caught red-handed trying to rip off the Sun newspaper in his latest campaign leaflet.

Philip Hensher: So sharp they've cut themselves

Tragic news from the coalface. Arts administrators for Arts Council England (ACE) are facing a grim future as their traditional occupations have been declared to be no longer economic.

Princess's car 'stolen after keys left in'

Police were today investigating reports that Princess Beatrice's BMW car was stolen after she left it unlocked with the keys in the ignition.

Mrs Brown joins New York's first wives club

A reflecting pool stocked with Japanese carp and a floating Buddha three times the height of her husband awaited the Prime Minister's wife, Sarah Brown, as she jetted into Manhattan last night just in time to co-host what may be the most glamorous power-women pow-wow the city has ever seen.

Terence Blacker: How an energy company put wind in our sails

It is time to doff the cap to a developer, to utter grateful thanks to a member of that much-criticised group, the energy companies. They may have resisted a windfall tax and made unfortunate jokes about profiteering from the energy crisis, but in south Norfolk, a toast is being drunk to the wisdom and judgement of one of their number.

Royal row: Fergie takes on Fleet Street's finest in fight over Beatrice

Duchess of York tackles Allison Pearson over jibes at daughter. By Katy Guest

Body in suitcase: suspect charged

Detectives charged a man yesterday with the murder of polish woman found in a suitcase on the outskirts of a wealthy village.

Freud's larger-than-life model cuts ITV's Katie down to size

It's been another big week in the art world, and they don't come much bigger than Big Sue. Just don't call her fat. Lucien Freud, 85, became the most expensive living artist at auction on Tuesday when his Benefits Supervisor Sleeping sold for an eye-watering £17.2m at Christie's in New York.

Sarah, duchess of York: Red alert

You got to hand it to Fergie: she's a game old girl. Next week the world will be exposed to the tale of how Sarah, Duchess of York, left her £2.5m New York apartment overlooking Central Park to travel to Hull to lecture the underclass about healthy eating.

Apprentice triumph for 'vicious' Morgan

Piers Morgan proved he has lost none of the ruthlessness he displayed on Fleet Street by beating competition from 13 other celebrities to win the US final of The Celebrity Apprentice television show.

First the split, then the court fight. What now for Ms Mills?

Her image is at an all-time low, but reality TV could yet give Heather the last laugh

Westwood bound: Dame Vivienne's 'family album'

As Dame Vivienne prepares to return to the London catwalk, she talks Susannah Frankel through her extraordinary 'family album'

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John Huston's noirish heist movie of 1950 still looks pretty good today. The jewel robbery itself feels almost incidental to the superb portraiture of the gang, headed up by the professorial Doc (Sam Jaffe) with his seemingly foolproof criminal plan. This heralds a season of Huston movies at the National Film Theatre in London.

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