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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
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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

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The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

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Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'