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In my previous dispatch from the traumatic home-hunting frontline, where regiments of estate agents fire broadsides of scorn at our hilarious budget-to-square-footage aspirations, I detailed how one such know-it-all had been forced to tell us – just as we were about to enter – why the house was unsellable, due to the all-pervasive stench of chemicals from the dry cleaner down below. Needless to say, we weren't inordinately tempted.

Stephen Gough, 53, who has spent much of the past six years in prison

'Naked rambler' Stephen Gough jailed for breaching Asbo

The “naked rambler” has been jailed for 11 months after being found guilty of breaching an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) banning him from being naked in public just minutes after it was imposed.

Alex Mills as his nightmare date persona Herbert

The Apprentice 2013 hopeful Alex Mills plays 'nightmare date' as contestants look for love

Apprentice candidate Alex Mills plays the role of a nightmare date - as a team leader steps down for the first time in the history of the BBC One show.

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Batmanghelidjh says: 'We are sitting on top of an emotional time bomb in relation to the perversions that are developing in large numbers of children.'

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No socks rule is latest bid to ease Pakistan power cuts

Can socks, or rather an absence of them, save Pakistan this hot, blistering summer?

Rock and Roll devotees Lori Barker, left, and Yvette Hillebrandt, right, pose as they attend the 50th Hemsby Rock 'n' Roll Weekender as the biannual festival celebrates 25 years

Picture of the day: Rock ’n’ roll is here to stay

Hundreds of Americana enthusiasts descended on an authentic 1950s holiday camp for the biannual Hemsby Rock ’n’ Roll Weekend.

Can Ukip handle the trials of local government?

The party will need to convert eurosceptic zeal to dealing with complaints about drains

Don’t fly east if you want to avoid jet lag says Professor David Gradwell

It’s plane as day: flying really can turn you into an airhead

Air passengers should avoid making important decisions whilst cruising at altitude, according to Britain’s first professor of aerospace medicine.

Winter be gone: Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre

Dance review: Petrushka/The Rite of Spring - Stravinsky puts a Spring in your step

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Wouldn't the gym be so much better without all the people in it?

From the gross dudes who can't tell the difference between lust and disgust to the personal space invaders, trips to the gym would be much more therapeutic, well, alone...

When it comes to new rules, just stick with the old ones

Fashion statement: when it comes to new rules, just stick with the old ones

The shows taking place in Paris at the moment are exercises in idealism, showcasing each designer's dream woman, head to toe in looks made for her, and styled just so according to that creative vision.

Boy band Blue, rehearsing for ITV2's The Big Reunion

Grace Dent on TV: The Big Reunion

I am truly thankful that we live in an era when washed-up stars can make TV comebacks

Likeable people: (from left) Paul, Karen, Maddy and Amber in the Wishy Washy laundrette

Grace Dent on TV: People Like Us

The only thing missing is a Benedict Cumberbatch cameo. But could he take a shift in the Wishy Washy?

The cosmetics encapsulate the all-American spirit of the 'Archie' comics

Cosmetics to make you look comic - in a good way

Comic-book capers abound on the big screen, but MAC has being doing good work on bringing them to the beauty counter, too. The cosmetics brand’s latest limited-edition collection is inspired by the characters of Archie comics. Two contrasting colour stories are inspired by the bubbly girl-next-door Betty and vampy rich girl Veronica.

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