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An online clothing store has joined high-street shops in pulling angora products from its virtual shelves

Letter: Tourism kills

Sir: As thousands of holidaymakers receive their passports and prepare to go abroad, spare a thought for the thousands of bulls who are tormented and killed in Spanish bullfights, funded by tourists' money.

Procter & Gamble cuts animal tests

ANIMAL RIGHTS campaigners have scored a big victory in the United States, with the decision by one of the world's largest consumer products companies to all but end animal testing.

New law threatens all mink farms

FUR FARMING will be outlawed in Britain in three years' time if Parliament passes a private member's Bill unveiled yesterday by the Labour MP Maria Eagle.

Restaurants: Gras and flavour

Ma foie! Force-fed goose liver is back on the menu - to the delight of gastronomes and the ire of animal lovers. Nikki Spencer reports

Russians prefer fur to animal rights

IT WAS a bracing autumn morning in Moscow, yet three young women were standing outside in nothing more than underpants, fluffy ears and a film of yellow stage paint, daubed with black spots.

After Diana, every charity needs its star supporters

IT STARTED in 1985 with Live Aid. Since then, celebrities of varying importance and stature have been falling over themselves in the race to be associated with the most fashionable causes.

Mink meet grisly end

FREEDOM WAS a short-lived sweetness for 10 of the 6,000 mink released from a breeding centre on Sunday. Yesterday they met their end at the hands of a farmer's wife armed with a shovel.

pounds 20m rescue bid for Huntingdon offered pounds 20m

A CONSORTIUM of investors led by Andrew Baker, a 49-year-old accountant, is offering a pounds 20m cash transfusion as part of a restructuring package for the biological testing group, Huntingdon Life Sciences, whose shares were suspended 10 days ago.

Vegetarians turn Trafalgar Square into a shrine to Linda McCartney

A GIANT pair of angel's wings and a 6ft-high photograph of Linda McCartney will form the centrepiece at a vigil to the former Beatle's late wife in Trafalgar Square tomorrow evening, writes Suzanna Chambers.

Letter: We need natural food

AS Rose Prince rightly points out (report, 25 March), fruit and vegetables do sometimes contain high levels of toxic residue, resulting from the pesticides used to grow them, and organic produce is undoubtedly better for our health and the environment.

Letter: Combatting car fumes

Sir: There are mitigating circumstances surrounding recent findings that every year 6,000 people suffer from heart attacks as a result of traffic pollution.

Hollywood star wins battle to save lab test puppies

The actress Kim Basinger (pictured) yesterday won a battle to save 36 beagle puppies from having bones in their legs broken to test a drug for osteoporosis in humans.

Basinger pleads to save puppies

The actress Kim Basinger has offered to adopt 36 beagle puppies to save them from having their legs broken in drug experiments by a British- owned firm.

Gore back in vogue for anti-fur campaign

After the models, the nudity and the glamour, comes the harsh reality.

Plea to keep fur on its owners

Eight naked models sought shelter behind a banner supporting the new anti-fur campaign being launched in chilly central London yesterday by the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta).
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Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

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Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
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A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
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