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How Haute Couture rescued war torn Paris

<i>As Paris gears up for the Haute Couture shows next week, Anne Sebba’s new book Les Parisiennes demonstrates how France’s precious industry stood up to Nazi Germany - and won.</i><p>In the summer of 1944, shortly after the liberation of Paris but as war still raged in the rest of the world, a group of …

General election 2015: countdown to least predictable outcome for 70 years

Driving through Trafalgar Square just before the 1979 general election, James Callaghan, the Labour prime minister, reflected to his aide Bernard Donoughue: "Sometimes it does not matter what you say or do, there is a shift in what the public wants and what it approves. I suspect there is now such …

Rob Ford admits drug problem and takes leave as Toronto mayor

Rob Ford, the Toronto mayor, has announced he is taking a leave of absence to get help for substance abuse, while a newspaper says it has viewed another video of him smoking crack cocaine.<p>Ford's lawyer, Dennis Morris, said he spoke to Ford on Wednesday. "He acknowledges he has a substance abuse …

Gerry Adams remains in custody over McConville murder

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_ni/1073000/1073156_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534089637_55d80a20b300077dfb7928fc526b324f<p><b>Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams continues to be questioned by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville.</b><p>Mr Adams …

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Cyril Smith abuse: council may face cover-up investigation

Police are reportedly reviewing whether there is evidence that alleged sexual abuse committed by the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith was covered up by individuals at Rochdale council.<p>An investigation is already under way into allegations that Smith raped boys at Rochdale's Knowl View residential …

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To show off the latest features in Sony’s new lens-style QX100 camera-phone, Wieden+Kennedy Portland have put together a stonker of a campaign that …