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Chanelle Beasley went missing on New Year's Eve in the Mitcham area of south west London

Breath of fresh Eyre at London Fashion Week

Severe Victorian governesses, punk witches and flamboyant Italian socialites: the cast of female characters who stalked the catwalk at London Fashion Week was fascinating, says Susannah Frankel

The Insider: How to be minimal without getting clinical

When I moved from a place that looked like a Victorian pawn shop to a clean-lined 1960s house, it was the chance to go minimal; calm, considered, classy. The result? Cold, uninteresting and clearly lacking. Where did I go wrong?

Fashionistas and passers-by share London's catwalk buzz

It was a tale of two Christophers at London Fashion Week yesterday as two of the schedule's most talked-about designers unveiled their new collections.

Alice, giant toadstools and Mr Fox turn Fashion Week into a literary wonderland

Some of Britain's brightest and most bankable names took to the catwalk yesterday as London Fashion Week continued with collections from Dame Vivienne Westwood, Mulberry and Matthew Williamson.

Tradition is the key as the Empire strikes back

Tweed, tartan and classic reds rule at Fashion Week

Ready To Wear: Will shopping with a friend bring me back down to earth?

Is shopping an activity best undertaken with an adviser in tow? A burning fashion dilemma if ever there was one, the outcome of which is as potentially hazardous as it may be fruitful.

Knit your own nuptials – and other souvenirs

The royal wedding market is getting bigger and more bizarre as retailers cash in on kitsch

Curves and crystals as Lagerfeld sets pace for Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld lived up to his Kaiser credentials yesterday when he showed his biannual haute couture collection for the house of Chanel in Paris.

Harriet Walker: 'I recently found out about a thing called Face Control'

I've read so many self-improvement articles recently that I'm going to need a self-help book to get over them all. They leave me with the sort of knee-shaking, face-grabbing restlessness that strikes in the middle of an exam or a job interview, when you wish you were an all-round better and more successful version of yourself. The sort of restlessness that fades when you realise you don't know the answers to any of the questions you're being asked.

Harriet Walker: No wonder we're taking off our clothes

There was something wrong with the picture of an ageing actor with a giggling starlet on his arm splashed across some of yesterday's papers. And for once, it wasn't because they're getting married, having a baby or engaged in any other self-delusional pursuit of eternal youth or delayed decrepitude. It's because they look like they're attending events in two different hemispheres – even though they were actually sharing the same red carpet in sub-zero London on Tuesday night.

Last-minute buyers gear up for busiest shopping day of the year

After days in which their shop fronts have been bound with snow, retailers are hoping for a shower of last-minute present-buyers on what is expected to be the busiest shopping day of the year.

Glyn James: Plaid Cymru leader in the Rhondda Valley and pioneer of Radio Free Wales

Television viewers in Wales during the late 1950s were able to tune in to an extra radio programme after the closedown of the BBC service around 11 o'clock.

Pardew demands mental strength

Alan Pardew wants the Newcastle board to bolster the squad with mentally strong players in the transfer window next month.

Leaked memos cast doubt on Fox News' claim of neutrality

America's most influential right-wing media outlet is facing up to the chilling prospect of having a whistleblower in its own newsroom.

Wagner, Tannhäuser, Royal Opera House, London

To ravish the senses or feed the soul? That is the question. And although Wagner posed it knowing full well that its significance would resonate through the ages – and no more so than now – he also knew, as a man of the theatre, that in the right hands we his audiences might have it both ways.

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