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Short skirts and bright colours: stewardess uniforms used to spell glamour. One man with a passion for them pinpoints when airlines realised that sex sells.

The English language is updated constantly with new terms and phrases. But which will stay with us? Hephzibah Anderson takes a look.

A new history of the band offers an intimate glimpse behind the scenes, with access to their photo archives. Waldemar Januszczak finds out what inspired them.

A historian claims Bach’s wife wrote some of his works. That’s up for debate, but these 10 female composers deserve recognition, Clemency Burton-Hill argues.

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