• Pop star welcome for X Factor's One Direction as celebrity duets are revealed

    It's that time of the year again. Ahead of the final X Factor shows this weekend, the remaining acts have hit the road to perform in their hometowns. With a loyal legion of teen fans behind them, One Direction must have already felt like pop stars when they stopped by their old stomping grounds. The boys – Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Harry Styles – are on a mini tour in the build-up to the final. They have visited four different towns - despite not making it to Niall's native Ireland because of bad weather - including a special appearance in Wolverhampton,

  • Dazzling styles for the party season: Sequin show-stoppers

    These stars know how to make an entrance with sequin style-statements guaranteed to make them stand out. Click on the photo for

  • Holy moly! Prince William helps Batman and Robin broker £14bn deal

    In his sharp suit and tie, Prince William looked every inch the city slicker. But standing next to the likes of Batman and Robin, the Joker and Wolverine, he didn't exactly fit in. Click on photos for gallery The second-in-line and his father Prince Charles were at international brokerage firm ICAP to help out at the company's annual charity fancy dress day. And William impressed the movers and shakers when he managed to secure a £14 billion deal between two major banks as he manned the phones. The commission he gained will go to a number of charities including Skill Force -

  • A legend remembered: Yoko leads tributes on 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death

    He touched the lives of millions during his tragically short lifetime, creating a music revolution as a member of The Beatles and as a solo artist.  On Wednesday night, John Lennon's continuing influence was on display as fans gathered to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death. Yoko Ono led the way in celebrating her late husband by performing in Tokyo (pictured). Vigils were also held in New York and Liverpool, the singer's hometown. Click on photo to see how fans around the world are marking the anniversary In a touching blog post, the Japanese artist said: "This year would have been the

  • Carla Bruni-Sarkozy makes 'dreamlike' trip to India

    In 2008 protocol issues meant Carla Bruni stayed away while her new love, Nicolas Sarkozy, made a solo visit to India. But it was a different story this week as the couple, now husband and wife, toured the country together. The glam First Lady described her first ever trip to India as being "like a dream" And joining her hands together at the palm and bowing her head, she looked like a pro as she greeted local journalists in India with a namaste salutation. Click on photo for

  • Weathering the winter: tips for radiant skin

    However chic your hat and scarf set, the cold weather can really take it out of your skin. Alternating between central heating and raw winter weather affects even the healthiest skin, which tends to lose its colour and elasticity, resulting in a tired and slightly 'grey' look. But with a regular care routine – and a little help from the cosmetics counter – your skin can be bright and beautiful all winter long. Check your skin-care routine: often, products that were fine during the spring and summer just don't cut it when the weather gets bad,