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We wear the world: tribal textiles

Traditional tribal textiles have never looked more modern, says Naomi Attwood

The Emperors New Clothes (17/03/13)

When times are hard, at least good grammar and punctation are free. But Jane Merrick spots a new saving...
Nomsa Tshabalala, second from left, with relatives surrounding the grave

'I saw him. He was being beaten – too much. You could see it in his face' - the family of Siboniso Shabalala speak out

Winnie Mandela is accused of ordering  the death of Siboniso Shabalala in 1988. Nastasya Tay meets his family in Soweto

Suicide – or murder? 'Delhi bus gang-rape leader' Ram Singh is found dead in his cell

Death of Ram Singh delivers another blow to India’s national pride after crime that shocked the world

Game, set and match

Colour-coordinating accessories are no longer naff: proudly wear prints from head to toe

Model wears: trench coat £100; knitted polo £55; skinny jeans £60; woven leather document wallet £45

Topman gets suited and booted

A smart capsule collection from Topman proves that the high-street label can still add a touch of finesse to proceedings

Denim jacket £45, River Island, as before; shirt £35, frenchconnection.com

Spring awakening

It's finally time to shed your winter woollens and plump for lightweight wardrobe staples instead

Phoebe Philo shows a new take on the laundry bag in her Céline collection

Celine gets carried away wholly gentle clothes

The mood book left on seats for the Céline autumn/winter catwalk show was printed with ethereal images of marble statues, clouds and woollen yarn – all in a neutral, bleached-out tone.

John Goodman as Mr Masterson in Dancing On The Edge

TV review: Dancing on the Edge, BBC2; Black Mirror, Channel 4

Whatever else Dancing on the Edge has taught us – with its exasperating blend of plangency and clumsiness – it is that Stephen Poliakoff is not a natural director of thriller action. Should Hollywood be looking for someone to helm Die Hard 6, they are, I would suggest, unlikely to come knocking at his door.

It infiltrates all parts of modern life, but how to deal with passive aggressive behaviour?

The phenomenon was first recognised as a pattern during the Second World War

Vivienne Westwood urges Kate Middleton to recycle clothes

It might seem strange for a fashion designer to tell someone to buy less clothing, but that's exactly what Vivienne Westwood is urging the Duchess of Cambridge to do.

A Valentine's Day message from Doctor Love: is your relationship doomed?

A quick test for you and your partner

Workspace beats gloom as small firms fight for room

London’s entrepreneurs continue to buck the economic woes of the rest of the country amid increasing demand for space, landlord Workspace said today.

Pullover the other one: Trussardi spring/summer '13

Knit one, purl one

Whether replacing a jacket with a chunky cable knit or layering fine cashmere, now is the time to update your winter woollens, says Lee Holmes

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Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own