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When divorce is best for children

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BUY ME: Space NK cosmetics

Space NK Apothecary has just launched a mail order catalogue, and about time too, say their loyal customers. The fabulous range of goods available in the stores is now going to be accessible to people who live out of London, but can't live without their Philosophy face cream or Antonia's Flowers perfume.

Lunch break buy What's in the bag?

On a guilt trip

Fashion: space oddity

Hussein Chalayan's clothes challenge the viewer and delight the wearer. His spring collection, `Between', explores the relationship between space and light. Styling by Sophia Neophitou. Photographs by Mark Alesky

Prepare to pout and pucker up


Letter: Blair's Apology

Sir: Hugh J Thomson (letter, 18 November) suggests that Tony Blair has earned the respect of the public with his apology for the Formula One scandal.

Dust-up at Dial-a-Cab as vote swings against float

The flotation of Dial-a-Cab, the London black taxi co-operative, has been postponed after hate mail was sent to its financial advisers, English Trust, and a 'death threat' was allegedly made to a director.

Politics: Campaigners back animal test ban

Campaigners yesterday welcomed the end of animal experiments to test cosmetic products. The move was seen as an important step, even though it will only save about a tenth of the 2,800 animals killed each year to test cosmetics.

Empty promises from the Face

Is It Worth It?: A make-up case with no make-up in for pounds 85? Face Stockholm has got to be kidding

The intelligent consumer: Testing, testing... cleansers and toners

No space for slagging things off this month, rather a quick round up of the best cleansers and toners to get you started. Reports on other cleansers and toners will continue in the coming months.

Bedroom eyes and nude lips: it's in the mix

Making it up

Putting on a rave face

Making it up

Snooker: Pros' `insurance' betting banned

Professionals were banned last night by the game's governing body from betting against themselves as an insurance wager. After a policy review by the Board of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association, a rule has been added to the code of discipline which stops players from betting on matches "they are personally involved in".

Redgraveready for glory

The British team for the World Championships on Lac Aiguebelettes near Chambery in Eastern France in September has a fresh-faced, post-Olympic look.

Quango purge begins

The Government is to change the way appointments are made to health quangos in a move which will mean hundreds of Conservative appointees lose out.
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Power dressing is back

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Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

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