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Nike Air Max trainers: The return of Nineties sole hits

Not long ago, the only people in a pair of Nike Air Max trainers were sneaker geeks and those rave babies who couldn’t quite get over the fact that acid house was dead and the Nineties were, like, totally over, man.

Swimwear: In the swim

You don’t have to be a natural athlete to make the most of these sporty, and helpfully supportive styles, says Emma Akbareian

Win a luxury Durham break and £500 to spend on outdoor gear

Don’t miss your chance to experience Durham’s great outdoors in style, with an incredible luxury break at one of the county’s most idyllic hotels, plus £500 to get you kitted-out in the latest outdoor gear at the biggest outlet shopping centre in the North East.

The 10 Best running shoes

Whether you are running for the bus or preparing to run April’s London Marathon, these shoes are sure to help you on your way

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Jimmy Jones: The first black singer to have a UK million-selling hit

The most unlikely feature of rock'n'roll music was the prominence of falsetto singing whereby male singers mimicked female voices. It is prominent throughout the hit recordings of Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Del Shannon, Roy Orbison and Frankie Valli, and one of the first artists to exploit this sound was Jimmy Jones, who had international success with "Handy Man" and "Good Timin'" (both 1960). With "Good Timin'", a UK No 1, Jones became the first black artist to sell a million copies of a single in the UK.

The 10 Best women's trainers

The myriad uses for the modern trainer are matched by the number of styles available, from sports shops to high-street stores

Winners in the style stakes?

Olympians may be gods among men, but that doesn't automatically equate to sartorial success. Lee Holmes hands out the medals