Mount Vesuvius towers over the Italian city of Naples. Photograph: Getty Images

See Naples. And sigh. Formerly the glorious capital of a separate kingdom, Italy’s third-largest city – after Rome and Milan – spiralled into decline (...)

The algorithm change will not affect search on tablets or desktop computers. But as mobile now accounts for half of all searches on Google, companies will notice the consequences.

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Louise Bruton  wearing her designer prosthetic leg by Sophie de Oliveira Barata’s Alternative Limb Project. Louise also wears creations by young Irish designer, Sophie Wallace with make up by Lorcan Devaney of Lorcansface. Photograph: Ruthless Imagery Photography 2:46

This month marked my 10th anniversary of being an amputee, and this is also the year I got a bejewelled prosthetic leg. When I was 17, I had my right (...)

Alexander Wang ‘Parental Advisory’ sheer-panelled sweatshirt

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Patrick ScallonPHOTOGRAPH: JOHN DOLAN

At three in the morning under cover of darkness in Paris, a 16th Bronzino portrait of a young sculptor was lifted carefully from its position in the L(...)

Blue snakeskin stilettoes, €245 by Lucy Choi at Seagreen; Versace’s Crystal Noir eau de toilette, €43 for 30ml at Boots; River Island’s bouclé coat, €120, comes in cream, baby pink and (pictured) a rich raspberry; Whistles Limited calf-hair satchel, €490

Buying for the woman in your life is a challenge – one that’s often compounded by the strong impression that she already has everything she needs. Chr(...)

Laura Ashley The Manor

Laura Ashley The Manor, Elstree, England lauraashleyhotels.comThe fashion house famous for florals has opened a hotel in a 1540 half-timbered Tudor bu(...)