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Oz radio's Smashy & Grab

Two stars of Australian broadcasting have been earning millions of dollars in secret sponsorship deals. So why are they still on air?

Pop: New name, new songs, but the voice remains the same

Julie Driscoll's throaty voice lit up the Sixties. She's back, as Julie Tippetts, the hippest jazz chick around. By Phil Johnson

THE INFORMATION on: `The Spice Girls'

Who Are They?

Pop: Bless them! Spice on earth and good will to all men

THE SPICE GIRLS

Pop: All this and retail therapy too

Spice Girls Evening News Arena, Manchester

Media: There's more to her than meets the eye

The Victoria Beckham weight debate is not about whether she has an eating disorder: it has become a dirty fight for market domination.

MONITOR: VICTORIA ADAMS

All the News of the World

Health: Why I identify with `Skeletal Spice'

Is Victoria Beckham naturally thin - or battling with anorexia? Here, slim women speak out in her defence and discuss the health hazards associated with being fashionably thin.

The Irritations of Modern Life: 69. Solo spice girls

THE SPICE Girls - remember them? Sporty, Posh, Baby, Ginger and Scary, dedicated to spicing up our lives?

Celebrated fashion market is forced to close after 30 years

LONDON IS set to lose one of the most famous landmarks of its fashion scene with the closure of Kensington Market early next year.

Literary Notes: Trollope: a Posh Spice of the 19th century

AT THE end of the 20th century, we talk a great deal about our obsession with celebrity culture. Since the death of Princess Diana, however, the public's endless fascination with celebrities has seemed more troubling. Now, although we continue to gawk, we do it with a greater sense of shame.

At last - the column all the chimps are talking about

AT FIRST, my people wanted the full fortnight. Panabisha, they said, you are all over the Sunday papers as the first upper primate to be able to speak. This week you're hot. Next week, there could be some celebrity wedding or death; a talking bonobo chimp will be yesterday's bananas. Kington's away: go for the full fortnight at top rates.

Real shopping: Style Police - Don't miss the point

There's a difference between spiky hair and scary hair - as Sporty Spice found to her cost. By JAMES SHERWOOD

Comment: Roll on the new role models

Everywhere you looked there were beautiful women with glacial smiles and guns
Sport
The sun rises over St Andrews golf course, but will it be a new dawn for the Royal and Ancient Golf Club?
sportAnd it's Yes to women (at the R&A)
Arts and Entertainment
Friends is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year
tvSeries celebrates 20th anniversary
Sport
Yaya Touré (left) and Bayern Munich’s Spanish defender Juan Bernat
footballToure's lack of defensive work is big problem for City
Voices
voicesApple continually kill off smaller app developers, and that's no good for anyone
Arts and Entertainment
Liam Neeson said he wouldn't
tv

Liam Neeson's Downton dreams

Sport
Wembley Stadium
footballNews follows deal with Germany
Arts and Entertainment
A spell in the sun: Emma Stone and Colin Firth star in ‘Magic in the Moonlight’
filmReview: Magic In The Moonlight
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Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Panama
Languedoc Roussillon
Marrakesh & the Atlas Mountains
Bruges
The Jura Mountains
Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast
Prices correct as of 17 September 2014
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week