News Dr Leah Totton, right, alongside Apprentice mentor Karren Brady

The first cosmetic skin clinic launched by last year’s winner of The Apprentice, in partnership with Lord Sugar, has opened its doors

Beach body Babylon: Cosmetic surgery on the Queensland coast

Australians are flocking to the Queensland coast – not for the surf, but cosmetic surgery. Kathy Marks gets under the skin of the country's nip and tuck capital

Breast implants topple Miss Plastic contestant

A beauty pageant where the only contestants are women with breast implants and facelifts suffered an unexpected setback when the favourite collapsed under the weight of her silicone chest.

Sarah Sands: It can't be true – it was in the newspaper

If stars live on publicity, some of it will be made up

Proud to be plastic: The 'improved' beauty contest

Enhanced breasts, noses, and even toes: Hungary hosts a world first

Ten-fold increase in 'moob' operations

Man boob reduction operations across the UK have rocketed by more than 1,000 per cent in five years.

'Miracle' ops for breast enlargement won't last, say surgeons

Experts deflate claims of US specialist who uses thigh fat for cosmetic enhancements

Between the Assassinations, By Aravind Adiga

The follow-up to the Booker- winning 'The White Tiger' offers a mosaic of India's fractured society

Lloyd's will now cover your face job

Afraid your collagen injection will go wrong? World's most famous underwriters are behind new scheme

Alicia Douvall: Addicted to cosmetic surgery

She's obsessed with plastic surgery and has undergone more than 100 operations - Alicia Douvall has an addiction but can a controversial rehab clinic cure her? Guy Adams reports

Nipping and tucking at record levels

Boob jobs, tummy tucks and 'designer vaginas' see fastest growth in popularity

...while the men want 'moob' jobs

When it comes to being sliced by the cosmetic surgeon's knife, women are not having all the fun. Operations to eradicate "man boobs" increased by 44 per cent last year and the procedure moved into the top five requested by men, overtaking facelifts.

Cosmetic surgery boosted as more men go for 'moob jobs'

Body-image problems and low self-esteem fuel 44 per cent rise in male breast-reduction surgery

Tucks and tremolos: penis extensions meet operetta

Cosmetic surgery goes under the satirical microscope in Armando Iannucci's opera 'Skin Deep'. Lynne Walker reports on a funny show with a serious message
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The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
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How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
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2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
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The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
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Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
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Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
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Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
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Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...