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Cara Delevingne sports a 1970s looks at Saint Laurent’s Paris Fashion Week show. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty

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Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has been awarded a gold medal of honorary patronage by the University Philosophical Society in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has received an honorary patronage from Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded a gold meda(...)

Smythson, a very British brand whose famous past fans include Katharine Hepburn, Sigmund Freud and Hardy Amies, has an Irish design director with s(...)

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An Enemy of the People: this new version is unfussily contemporary

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