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WHY IS IT FAMOUS: TAHITI

Main claim

Cheer and loathing

At least bad behaviour at weddings makes the day memorable.

Forget the toaster - all we really want is the cash

STUCK FOR a prezzy to give at the second most publicised wedding of the year? What do you give Posh Spice and David Beckham, the couple who have everything?

Real Shopping: STYLE POLICE: The iceman cometh

White is going to be massive this summer, says JAMES SHERWOOD. Just watch what you're doing with that orange lolly

Beauty and the bump

Pregnant women are swapping smocks for sexy slips. But have our attitudes really changed?

Mummy's little darlings

You want to push them to achieve their potential, but where do you draw the line? By Claire Seeber

`Spice babes' forecast for failing girls

A HEAD TEACHERS' leader is predicting a wave of copycat teenage pregnancies because of publicity about the two Spice Girls - Posh and Scary - who are expecting babies.

Need to know: The mission - Nicholas Barber tries his hardest to fall under the hypnotist's spell, but can he be persuaded to be a Spice Girl?

Here I am in an Edinburgh pub and, by the end of the evening, I intend to be laughing at things which aren't funny, crying at things which aren't sad, seeing things which aren't real and singing along to Bee Gees songs. Nothing out of the ordinary there, you might think, but I am planning to accomplish all this without the aid of alcohol. I will be using only the power of my mind, as directed by the hypnotist Hugh Lennon.

Out with Prada, in with Pampers

They've got it all, but what

Letter: Cardinal sins

Letter:

Letter: Musical disaster

Sir: It explains an awful lot if the Spice Girls were signed to Virgin by their Accident & Emergency department, as Rosie Millard relates (Comment, 1 June).

Success is just a dream for the disabled

DISABLED children dream of being rich and famous - even more so than their able-bodied peers - but without a change in public attitudes even their most modest hopes will go unfulfilled according to new research.

Flame-haired chanteuse reduces quintet to the power of four

TWO years ago the world hadn't heard of Ginger Spice. But yesterday, after quitting the band and going into hiding, she shot to the top of the national news agenda, proving just how much impact the female Fab Five have had on the nation.

Yes, Geri - it's hard to break out when you're cast in plastic

WHAT most amazed me about Geri "Ginger" Spice's departure from the Fab Fivesome was that she said two years of superstardom had left her "disillusioned and exhausted".

Spice Girls in Rome

La Dolce Vita: A parking attendant watches as Spice Girls Emma Bunton (left) and Geri Halliwell take a walk near Rome's Villa Borghese
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Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

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The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

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Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

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Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

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Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

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Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

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