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The prototype allowed users to compare their size with that of famous faces  such as Cheryl Cole, Kate Middleton and Adele

Last Night's Television: The lady's not for turning off

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Party Of The Week: The Brit school of awards

Once symbolic of the eclecticism present in the UK music market – the meeting point, as it were, of Jarvis Cocker's buttocks and Michael Jackson's "Earth Song" – the Brit Awards these days tend to be dominated by mainstream pop-rockers and graduates of the Brit stage school.

Sophie Morris: Supersize Sweeney offers slim pickings

I can't think of a single excuse or defence for switching on the television on Tuesday evening to watch Claire Sweeney eat until she was fat. I was already caught between a great novel, series two of The Wire (I'm a dedicated late adopter) and an early night. More importantly, if I'm honest, having only just reached the end of a typically indulgent festive two months or so, I know exactly how to eat until I am fat.

PM says farewell to GMTV presenter

GMTV veteran Fiona Phillips signed off from the sofa for the final time today, with accolades from celebrities including David Beckham and the Prime Minister.

Janet Street-Porter: How do we stop men feeling so inadequate?

So, they're just like us. We obsess about our appearance and feel inadequate at work, but research proves men feel the same. Being in the company of women only heightens these male anxieties, and even a night out with their mates doesn't help. One in four men think they're useless at sex, blaming movies such as Sex and the City for increasing female expectations to unrealistic levels.

Editor-At-Large: Time to shake our civil servants from their feather beds

Twenty thousand people received their P45s last week and the predicted figure for unemployment is two million by Christmas. You can bet that virtually none will be public servants.

Fashion: Big hair bounces back

The right proportions are key in fashion. While a few things should invariably be small (waists, hips, thighs), almost everything else can be relied on to shrink or grow from one season to the next.

Shock! Woman editor lands on Planet Daily Sport

Pam McVitie is unapologetic in her estimation of what the British male wants in a newspaper – “Men basically like looking at pictures of sexy babes. People can deny it if they want, but it’s a fact.”

Man charged over Girls Aloud 'porn murder blog'

A civil servant who posted a blog in which he allegedly describes the kidnap, rape and murder of pop group Girls Aloud is being prosecuted.

The 5-minute Interview: Thomas Dartnall, Musician

'I'm not miserable &ndash; it's the way my face hangs'

Cheryl Cole to be X Factor judge

Cheryl Cole will replace Sharon Osbourne as a judge on The X Factor, ITV said today.

The Girls Aloud star had been tipped as favourite to join Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue on the judging panel since Osbourne's dramatic exit last week.

Cole, 24, who was catapulted to fame on reality TV show Popstars: The Rivals, said it was "scary" to be joining the ITV1 show.

Osbourne, 55, who announced she was quitting on Friday, has denied she walked out because TV bosses would not meet her pay demands and over conflict with Minogue.

She had backed Cole as her favourite to take over her role, one of the biggest on TV.

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Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
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'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

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From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

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Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
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Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

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Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

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Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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