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Autumn leaves and string vests inspire Christopher Bailey's collection

What could be more quintessentially English for autumn than falling ochre leaves? Christopher Bailey favoured this motif for the men’s Burberry Prorsum collection shown in Kensington Gardens on Wednesday, the final day of London’s menswear collections, along with somewhat gothic William Morris-esque florals.

How to get the look: Brocade

Fancy pants!

Catherine Tate and David Walliams bond in Big School

TV review: Big School - Please Sir, is it the Seventies all over again?

A dated and mild-mannered sitcom is saved by  its casting, but a social experiment goes phut

Zandra Rhodes: The fashion icon talks embarrassing mums, Freddie Mercury, being punk and going pink

Fashion is in my blood My mother was a fitter for a Paris fashion house and looked different from all the other kids' parents who came to school: exotic skirts, silver-sprayed hair and long earrings. She looked fabulous but you don't want parents looking different so I would say, "Please don't wear too much make-up, mum." Eventually, though, it gave me inspiration for my career.

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B&B and Beyond: Bloom, Venice

A short walk from St Mark's Square, a 13th-century mercantile building is now an intimate guesthouse

James Moore: Retail figures swing not good news for everyone

Outlook Life will today get a little easier for the Bank of England's incoming Governor, Mark Carney. The British Retail Consortium will release figures showing that shop price inflation morphed into shop price deflation during May.

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Rejuvenated William Morris Gallery wins £100,000 Museum of the Year prize

The William Morris Gallery, which reopened last year at the childhood home of the British Arts and Crafts pioneer following a £5 million overhaul, has been named Museum of the Year.

Stunningly repugnant: Elpida Hadzi Vasileva's installation for the Republic of Macedonia at Venice Biennale is made from albino rat skins, butterfly cocoons and 4 live rats

Art review: 55th Venice Biennale, Various venues outside the Giardini, Venice

Artist Alfredo Jaar makes the point that while 28 countries own national pavilions inside the Giardini, the remaining 60 are kept outside. Chile, his own country, has to rent its pavilion.

Darrell D’Silva in Public Enemy, Young Vic, London

Theatre review: Public Enemy, Young Vic, London

A tale of corruption, greed and the responsibility of the press, states the Young Vic's publicity, and you can't say fairer than that. Ibsen's perennially pertinent dissection of spa town fall-out after the chief medical officer, Doctor Stockmann, undermines the tourist industry by pointing out that the water is contaminated, never fails.

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Winter weather helps Carpetright

Carpetright thanked the prolonged wintry weather and self-help measures such as refurbished stores as the retailer reported a strong end to its financial year.

Review: Garufin, 8b Lamb's Conduit Passage, London WC1

Argentina is on a high, but can the latest exponent of its cuisine live up to expectations?

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Photography book review: Pictures from the Real World, By David Moore

In 1988, Martin Parr was asked to nominate work for a "State of the Art" feature in Creative Camera magazine, and chose the degree show of one of his students at West Surrey College of Art: David Moore's vivid colour-documentary Pictures From the Real World series.

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