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Fashion Review: ‘The Rich Look’ Lives On in Paris for a New Generation

Advertisement PARIS — Sometimes it feels necessary to resist the easy seductions of beauty. Other times it is pointless to refrain. If designers here produced little in the way of big ideas or innovations this season, they seemed to have agreed on the same aesthetic mandate: Excite the attention of viewers without in any way challenging it. This was as true of the often unruly Rei Kawakubo at Comme des Garçons Homme Plus as it was of the orderly and corporately obedient Kris Van Assche at Dior Homme. Where Ms….

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Bea review

An entire duck lands on the table, roasted until the sweetly glazed skin crackles like an antique lacquered cabinet caught in a house fire. What a spectacular start to a new year of dining in Australia, in Sydney Harbour’s latest dining destination. So, Bea. It’s the name of Matt Moran and Bruce Solomon’s newly opened restaurant in their ambitious three-level Barangaroo House, but we don’t know what it stands for – Bea for Barangaroo, perhaps? A, Bea, C? Busy Bea? Bea-hive? At first glance, it stands for Big. Architecturally, the…

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Brunetti Flinders Lane review

Maybe there’s something in the pastry cream at Brunetti. Or the air, like at casinos where they allegedly use sensory triggers to lure and keep punters at tables. Or maybe it’s just Melbourne’s history with this stalwart Roman-style pasticceria that means no matter how many seats it throws into the world (this new outlet, on Flinders Lane, adds 300 to an empire that now spreads from Carlton to Tullamarine and over to Singapore) every one is filled. Brunetti has serious fans, and has done since 1974 when it was a…

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John Worboys: Minister considering judicial review

The justice secretary is considering a judicial review of the decision to free sex attacker John Worboys on parole. The Sunday Times reports David Gauke has sought advice on whether a judicial review could succeed. It is understood he will only move forward if there is a reasonable prospect of success. The Parole Board said it was “confident correct procedures were followed”. Taxi driver Worboys was jailed in 2009 and is thought to have carried out more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults. He had been convicted at Croydon Crown…

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John Worboys: 'No plans' to review rape cases

Almost 100 unprosecuted cases against sex attacker John Worboys will not be reviewed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), it has emerged. Lawyers representing Worboys’ victims asked the CPS to review the 93 cases that the 60-year-old rapist was not prosecuted over. One of his victims said it would be a “total scandal” if the additional cases were not reviewed. The CPS said it had no plans to review its decision-making. Worboys, who was jailed in 2009, gave his victims drug-laced champagne before attacking them in the back of his…

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Worboys case: Release of taxi rapist triggers parole review

The way parole is considered is to be reviewed following the decision to release serial sex attacker John Worboys, the prime minister has said. Theresa May said she was determined to do “what is necessary” to bring “greater openness” to the decision-making process of the Parole Board. Victims of black-cab rapist John Worboys feel “betrayed” by the decision to release him, a solicitor has said. The PM also revealed that she knew one of Worboys’ victims. Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, she explained that the victim she knew had…

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