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After ‘milking’ and ‘porting’, now St Andrews students are ‘champagning’

First Newcastle University students invented "milking" (1. open milk carton, 2. empty on head). Next came the more upmarket "porting" at Durham - and now there's decadent news from St Andrews, where undergraduates (in red trousers, natch), have filmed themselves "champagning".

Strides ahead: Say pants to party dresses

Whether patterned or plain, it's time to say pants to party dresses, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Policemen’s collars to be felt again

Norfolk police force is considering ditching Swat-style uniforms in favour of a collar and tie.

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Pump up the volume

This season big is beautiful, with labels from high-end Balenciaga to high-street Zara putting the emphasis on oversized fashion. Gemma Hayward reports

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Fart away, this deodorizing underwear has you covered

Could this be the pants revolution we've all been waiting for? A Japanese company claims to have invented a line of deodorizing underwear that will allow even the most flatulent to break wind without posioning the nostrils of friends and colleagues.

Zuma drops his lawsuit over 'rape' cartoon

South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, has dropped a lawsuit against the country’s most celebrated political cartoonist.

Gavin and Stacey is heading to America - but it's a long way from Essex to New Jersey

US studios assume a lack of open-mindedness on the part of their audiences by constantly "adapting" hit foreign shows.

Printed matters

Layer as many patterns as possible to make the ultimate statement this season. Here's how to do it on the high street, says Charlotte Owen

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Printed Matter: Make a bold style statement this season

Layer as many patterns as possible this season to make a bold style statement. Charlotte Owen offers a how-to guide to the trend on the high street

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Fashion's silver lining

There's a futuristic alternative to a golden glow this season. Just don't think of it as a runner-up in the fashion stakes, says Gemma Hayward

'Full story' to emerge after runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest agrees to UK return

Lawyers for runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest said the "full story" of his disappearance with a teenage pupil will emerge after he agreed to his extradition back to the UK.

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A turn-up for the bookish

Once the preserve of awkward academics, ankle-skimming trousers are a fashion faux pas no more. Just be sure your socks pass muster, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Harriet Walker: How hard could it be to look after a baby?

I spent the first half of this summer only too pleased at the clouds, downpours and lingering chill in the air. I wanted the skies to reflect my mood, and if I wasn't feeling sunny or blithe, I was damned if anyone else should be.

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