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

Stella stars beneath the chandeliers

Stella McCartney opened the proceedings at the Paris collections yesterday, choosing as her location the Opera Garnier.

Landlord CSC to vote against JJB rescue bid

JJB, the beleaguered sportswear chain, has suffered a further blow after one of the UK's largest landlords said it would not support its plan to stave off administration.

The ten best women's sneakers

Don't expect to get brilliant results at the gym with these flatties – they're more form than function, and definitely fashionable

Sports Direct to pay huge staff bonuses

Sports Direct is expected to reveal this week a bumper bonus share scheme for about 2,000 full-time staff for the two years to 2013, alongside a rise in its half-year profits.

JJB Sports fined £445,000 by FSA

JJB Sports has been hit with a £445,000 fine after a Financial Services Authority investigation into its compliance dating back more than two years.

Letters: Strategic Defence Review

The costs of British power

Dutton launches Misticon snowboarding range

Charlotte Dutton, a former world cup snowboarder and model, is launching her own range of snowboarding clothes for next season through her Misticon fashion label.

Police hunt mother, 14, on run with baby



A 14-year-old girl has gone on the run with her ex-boyfriend and their 11-month-old daughter, police said today.

The trainer that's still going after 38 marathons

British soldiers' kitbags will soon contain the world's most durable running shoe

Endless and Hilco in the frame to acquire Faith

Hilco and Endless have emerged as two of three front-runners to acquire Faith, the women's footwear chain that is up for sale.

Back on track: Sporty spring separates

Step into sporty separates this spring – and to really go the distance, keep the look luxurious with leather embellishments, draped jersey and heeled trainers, writes Harriet Walker

Trainer dies after attack by killer whale

A female trainer was attacked and killed by a killer whale in front of dozens of horrified tourists yesterday. Eyewitness reports suggested the orca, which has been involved in two previous deaths, rose up to grab Dawn Brancheau by the waist and shook her violently before dragging her under water.

Men's fashion takes centre stage at London Fashion Week

From Savile Row suits to S&M leathers, the autumn/winter menswear shows at London Fashion Week today ranged right across the style spectrum. In the morning Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were among the guests at an extremely genteel, cucumber sandwich-fuelled presentation at Hardy Amies, but by the afternoon the gimp masks were out in force.

Running barefoot may be healthier, say scientists

Runners without shoes land more gently on the ground, avoiding impact injuries

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