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WHAT'S HOT

Hanging tough on the summer getaway deals. Those PIGS will surely cave yet

RealityDefinitely in a stronger position after the Euros. No one could ever say that reality is a dominant ingredient of Irish life, but it has moved up the pecking order a little

BellinisThe Green Hen restaurant's version with raspberry puree and Chambord black raspberry liqueur is ace, and Fallon & Byrne's traditional one with white peach is pretty good too

Dave Lee Travis (67)Radio 1 DJ was a byword for naffness, pilloried by Harry Enfield and Pail Whitehouse as either Smashy or Nicey, and is now quite trendy because Aung San Suu Kyi loved his show on BBC's World Service in the early 90s. They met in London this week

Dots and spotsThis summer and every summer

The 1950sIf Lindsay Lohan is Elizabeth Taylor (check) and Sienna Miller is Tippi Hedren (check) could we please get some nice 1950s frocks and jackets in the chainstores for the autumn, in decent sizing? Thanking you

WHAT'S NOT

Leaving Cert studentsLounging around your house after their exertions. When is it okay to shout at them again?

Pyschic ReadingsLive on TV3. We know you're watching. Stop it at once

The cycle laneWith all the cyclists on the footpath, even when the roads are empty, why don't we just admit defeat and pave over those pesky and expensive cycle lanes? Then they'd definitely get used - by cyclists

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis splitting upAw, we liked them.

Dublin's real-time bus noticeboardsMotto: If you display it, it might come. Not so much a public service, more a hallucinogenic inconvenience.

Wayne Rooney's latest hair replacement adventureAt least our lads don't do that. Hang on, maybe they should . . .

Runner's bosomWe may have invented the term, but the pain is real - invest in Shock Absorber's Run bra

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