News Police have arrested two people in connection to the alleged genital mutilation of a five-week-old baby girl

Case could result in landmark first ever prosecution for ‘cutting’ in Britain

FILM / Siamese: Hollywood has a quiet obsession with twins. John Lyttle considers the similarities

REAL-LIFE Siamese twins adorn Tod Browning's cult item Freaks (1932). Alexander Dumas' swashbuckling The Corsican Brothers (1947) are actually torn asunder and thus rendered 'normal'. But, in a nod to long-prevailing superstitions concerning twins, the distant duo Douglas Fairbanks Jnr and Douglas Fairbanks Jnr maintain a spiritual link, experiencing each other's pain, distress, and death throes.

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A baby girl has been taken into care after pieces of sewing needles were found inserted into her body - two months after her younger sister died after suffering similar injuries.

Needles mystery

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The Daily Poem: Ship out of Water or How the Tailor Cuts Our Cloth for Geriatric Critics

For copyright reasons we are not able to provide the full text of the poem on this database. Following are the details of the publication in which it appears.

Electricity deadline draws near

HOLDERS of shares in regional electricity companies have until the end of next week to sell shares if they want to avoid the third and final call of 70p a share.

Fashion: A couture fairy tale (princess included): Once upon a time, there was a French philosophy student who came to England and won a sewing machine in a bet. Now she makes clothes that fill the wardrobes of the rich and famous. How did she do it? Lisa Armstrong tells the story of Catherine Walker

IN HER WAY, Catherine Walker is as influential in this country as Vivienne Westwood. Her evening wear and suits have become a byword for dramatic good taste among women who, though they might not be able to afford to buy her clothes regularly, limit themselves to just one or two outfits a year from her sales, or use her as a yardstick by which to judge less expensive clothes. And while her own exacting, made-to-measure designs are not cheap, versions of her beaded and fringed off-the-shoulder evening dresses and tuxedo-dresses have found their way on to the high street - a sure token of a designer's impact.
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