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Most people benefit from experience, but in David Bailey’s opinion age has not improved his skills. Speaking at the launch of an exhibition of his work at the National Portrait Gallery today, the photographer admitted that he is no better now than he was when he started taking pictures more than 50 years ago. “I haven’t progressed. I’ve probably got less good. I take exactly the same photos as I did when I was 16,” he said.

A model comeback - after 28 years and 10 children

It is hard to imagine a middle-aged Naomi Campbell returning to the catwalk after bringing up a large family. However a 45-year-old Worcester woman has done exactly that, winning a major modelling contract after having 10 children.


Main Claim: A little matter of a familiar surname. Oh, and a familiar pair of lips.

Why they buy the Max factor

He works in the world of mirrors and smoke, where fact and fiction are adapted to suit. His name, Max Clifford, celebrity PR. He talks to Peter Popham about the lying game

The odds on my dying horribly are shortening fast

Whenever BSE is mentioned, people insist on reminding you that you could get run over by a bus tomorrow. A cheering thought perhaps, but totally illogical. The point about eating meat that might give you CJD, taking a pill that might give you breast cancer, getting your teeth filled with amalgam which leaks mercury into your head (or for that matter, having a dental X-ray), is that these risks are in addition to the risk of being run over by a bus. One risk doesn't rule out another.

Tough kids find it's cooler to be on TV than carry a knife

From the street where headmaster Lawrence died David Leitch reports on a channel run by children

Everyone wants to be a `tit'

Why do all the `new toffs' seek places at Eton for their sons, asks Rebecca Fowler

Parents take girl, 12, off catwalk

The parents of a 12-year-old girl have put her modelling career on hold following the outcry over her sophisticated appearance in a fashion shoot in which she wore adult clothes.

The 'Magic Circle': Britain's ten most sought-after divorce lawyers

FIONA SHACKLETON (Farrer & Co) is the socialite of the Magic Circle and famous for hosting smart dinner parties. Among her guests are former clients who have become friends, which is a sign of the patience and attention she devotes to them. Recipients of her five-star service include the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York (Farrer & Co has been the Queen's solicitors for many years). Known as a fair negotiator, but tough when necessary.

Westwood shows her method in mad mix



Sexy, glorious and totally impractical, high-heeled shoes are addictive, whether you actually wear them or just keep them on the mantlepiece


It has been a turbulent month for glossy magazine editors. Last week, Marcelle d'Argy Smith announced she was leaving Cosmopolitan to spend more time arranging her flat. Now, as all people with their fingers on the pulse of youth culture will be shocked to learn, another icon topples: Sheryl Garratt is leaving The Face.

Search for the perfect US Patsy

The unthinkable may just happen this time. It's been threatened before, but now rumours have resurfaced that Roseanne is in its final year. Sara Gilbert (Darlene) is going to college, they say, and Laurie Metcalfe (Jackie) is said to be heading for Broadway. Roseanne herself (who's now so famous that she doesn't need a surname) is having a baby, before concentrating on making an American version of Absolutely Fabulous.

Theatre / Seven Year Itch

First there was Some Like it Hot, then came Sunset Boulevard. It can only be a matter of time before someone decides to turn Double Indemnity into a play. Or Stalag 17. There appears to be an unwritten law that "If Billy Wilder filmed it, thou shouldst stage it". I beg to differ. The only point at which Sunset really takes off is when it most clearly reproduces the well-nigh-perfect film, so why bother? Some Like it Hot has had not one but two musical versions but no one could seriously suggest that either was an improvement on one of the most sublime screen comedies ever made.

Give kids the film treatment: Young, restless and want a job in telly? Get yourself down to Youth Cable Television. Morgan did. Rhys Williams reports

THIS IS Morgan's story. He is 14 and was kicked out of school in west London two months ago for stealing from the school safe. Until the council finds him an alternative school, he is spending two hours each weekday at a council-run education centre in north Kensington, where he does a bit of English, a bit of maths and even less art. 'It's like school,' he says, 'but not as much.'

Selling well or just selling out?: Ruth Picardie meets Yvonne Roberts, a left-wing feminist who has just penned a sexy blockbuster

Once upon a time there was a left-wing feminist called Yvonne Roberts. In the Sixties she joined sit-ins at Warwick University, where she was taught by the socialist firebrand E P Thomson. In the Seventies she worked for the current affairs series Weekend World, covering the Yom Kippur war, two American presidential elections, the Portuguese revolution, the death of Franco. In the Eighties she lived with the campaigning journalist John Pilger. Together they were involved in the unsuccessful launch of a pro-Labour Sunday newspaper.
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