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The athletic aesthetic in menswear goes far beyond New Year’s resolutions, says Lee Holmes

Power couple: Florence singing 'You Got the Dirtee Love' with Dizzee Rascal at the Brits in 2010. When released as a charity single, the song promptly went to number one

Dress for excess: Florence Welch reveals how she’ll be rocking the Brit Awards

She has wowed the Grammys and stunned the Oscars. Ahead of Tuesday's Brits, Florence Welch tells Craig McLean why she is the go-to performer for global awards extravaganzas – and why no one wants a 'sober and boring' pop star.

Sports Direct is on right track to hit its targets

Sports Direct is on track to hit its "super-stretch" profit targets this year, passing the first hurdle that could see it hand founder Mike Ashley a bundle of shares worth £17m.

Harry Redknapp speaks outside Southwark Crown Court after his tax evasion trial

Redknapp: I was on my own thinking some scary things

The Spurs manager tells Sam Wallace how he ran the full gamut of emotions before receiving his not guilty verdict on Wednesday

Life is 'meaningless' for murdered teen's family

The family of a teenager stabbed to death on Boxing Day spoke of their heartbreak yesterday at the loss of "a very special" brother and son, as police investigating the murder made more arrests.

Police cordoned off the crime scene on Oxford Street in London after a man was stabbed to death on Boxing Day

Teenager dies after Oxford Street stabbing

An 18-year-old man was stabbed to death and another man was knifed in the leg just hours later on London's Oxford Street, which was packed with thousands of shoppers out for the opening day of the Boxing Day sales.

Carven rampant lion knit (was £603, now £361), J Brand red mid rise jeans (was £205, now £143) and Isabel Marant Étoile dress (was £245, now £171)

The stylish woman's guide to sale shopping

You don't have to sleep on a pavement to get the best out of the Boxing Day sales. Harriet Walker speaks to the buyers from Britain's most exclusive boutiques and asks them what to look out for.

JD Sports hires adviser to seek sites for at least 100 stores across France

Sportswear and fashion retailer JD Sports is planning an aggressive expansion into France, which could lead to a chain of at least 100 shops.

Sports Direct and JJB cleared of price fixing

The sportswear rivals JJB Sports and Sports Direct were given a lift yesterday after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) decided to close its long-running probe into alleged price fixing.

Black or white? I don't care if we play in pyjamas, declares Ashton

Chris Ashton, the Northampton wing whose try-scoring exploits are generally accompanied by a series of dives that would knock Tom Daley clean off the 10 metre board, was quite honest about it.

Sports Direct in £7m deal with Sir Tom Hunter

Sports Direct made a foray into the premium end of the retail market yesterday by buying control of Sir Tom Hunter's USC and Cruise Fashion businesses.

Friend helped clear 'Milly Dowler flat'

A friend of Levi Bellfield said today that he helped clear out bags of clothes and a mattress the day after Milly Dowler was killed.

Sportswear retailer JJB warns of slow recovery

Sportswear retailer JJB warned its recovery could take up to five years today as it produced more hefty losses in a year when it came close to collapse.

My Secret Life: Jeffrey Archer, author, 71

My parents were... my father was a printer, my mother was a journalist and local councillor. I think that possibly influenced my writing career.

Investment Column: Market worries temper the BHP case

Sports Direct International; Fidessa

Landlords back JJB rescue deal

Stricken retailer JJB Sports was saved from administration today after landlords backed its second rescue deal in as many years.

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Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

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Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

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How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

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The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

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Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

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