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The British brand Belstaff’s impressive new flagship store in London pays homage to  its biker roots, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Full throttle fashion: British brand Belstaff goes back to its biker roots

The recently relaunched British brand Belstaff has opened an impressive new London flagship that pays homage to its biker roots, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Postcard from... New York

Fighting through the flow of daily commuters arriving in New York City’s Port Authority bus station, a mass of tourists make their way to the third floor of the giant terminal. Some have small handbags filled with cash and cards; others carry giant empty suitcases. They snake through to gate 310 to take the bus to Woodbury Common, one of the world’s biggest outlet malls, selling masses of discount designer brands.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Andy Murray about to board the jet

Andy Murray joins the jet set in attempt to conquer Rome Masters

Scot uses private plane – and gives Tsonga a lift – for more practice time after Madrid Mastersexit

Met Ball 2013: Madonna displays punk credentials in ripped fishnet stockings

In pictures: from Beyonce to Gwyneth Paltrow - the celebrities who embraced the anarchic theme - and those who shied away from it completely

Worried relatives hold pictured of their loved ones, still missing after the Dhaka factory disaster

Hopes fade of pulling anyone from the Bangladesh factory rubble as death toll tops 380

Scores of people – perhaps more – remain unaccounted for

Beyoncé signs 'unique' $50m brand ambassador deal with Pepsi

The former Destiny's Child star's very own Pepsi challenge involves allowing her face to appear on cans and bottles and an ad campaign timed to coincide with the release of her new album

The 10 Best men’s nightwear

Just because you’re draped in a blanket doesn’t mean you can’t look smart  – as these sets of PJs (and more) prove

Unisex fashion: Hey boy, hey girl

You don’t have to be right-on to want your children to wear unisex clothes – you just have to like great designs, says Clare Dwyer Hogg

Last Night's TV - Perfume, BBC4; Imagine, BBC1

There's no need to be so sniffy

Ready To Wear: Perfume – it's liquid rock'n'roll, you know

While most women wear perfume, few are conscious of the work that goes into its creation.

Howard Jacobson: My quest for a coat, destination unknown

It's become compulsive now. I'm giving everyone the once-over. If I see a coat I like approaching, I move in close

Celebrities get their own back on the gossips

Stars flock to new website that allows them to correct stories they claim are untrue

Drugs bust for Keith Richards’ daughter

The daughter of the Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has been arrested in New York after painting graffiti on the wall of a convent and being found in possession of marijuana.

First Lady's dress designer wows the Big Apple

Taiwan-born Jason Wu takes the laurels in NYC, the first of the big international shows

Dylan Jones: 'The 21 club was raided many times during Prohibition, but no federal agent could ever find the cellar'

To celebrate his new CNN talk show, last week I threw a dinner for Piers Morgan at "21" in New York. With its old-school clubby charms, quintessentially American while very much apeing British style, it seemed the most appropriate place to hold it. Tommy Hilfiger, David Lauren, Robert Earl, Sir Philip Green, Murdoch biographer Michael Wolff, Gawker's Nick Denton, the New York Post's Col Allen and a host of others sat down to crab cakes and rack of lamb as they toasted the latest Brit to wash up in Manhattan.

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In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

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Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
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A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
Discovery of 'missing link' between the two main life-forms on Earth could explain evolution of animals, say scientists

'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
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Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
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Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
Crisp sales are in decline - but this tasty trivia might tempt back the turncoats

Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
Ronald McDonald the muse? Why Banksy, Ron English and Keith Coventry are lovin' Maccy D's

Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
13 best picnic blankets

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Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?
Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

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Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
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