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Getting back in shape after pregnancy does not require costly gyms or fad diets

The gay, the sad and the ugly

Kathy Burke says she knows her place when it comes to casting. And it's not among the beautiful people. By James Rampton

The Seventies

How come the joke decade of the century has been doing

The age of indignity

They hit 30 and it's down with the neckline, up with the skirt and out on the town. They call it 'middle youth'. Hettie Judah calls it embarrassing

Stars in their eyes

In a welcome backlash against the vogue for navel-gazing self- obsession, young artists are increasingly taking images of screen stars and rock idols as their subjects. But is the new vogue for celebrity portraits a symptom of our Nineties, `Hello!'-style celebrity worship, or a critique of it? asks Dominic Lutyens

Is it worth it? The toes knows

Flip-flops used to be the footwear equivalent of the hankie-on- the-head. Now they've become the ultimate fashion statement for the seriously stylish

Wheel of fortune returns for the motorbike

SALES of motorcycles have increased by 21 per cent as congestion- bound car drivers swap the frustration of four wheels for the speed and glamour of two.


Oliver Peyton is Cool Britannia's caterer of choice. He made a fortune with restaurants like Coast and the Atlantic Bar & Grill. But now he's facing his biggest challenge to date

Etam continues talks with bidders

Etam, the troubled womenswear retailer, said yesterday it was continuing to hold talks with potential bidders for the company, but declined to divulge the identity of any of the suitors.

Cafe Society: Come as you wannabe

If your expense account won't stretch to the Oxo Tower Restaurant, why not try the Bistrot 2 Riverside nestled beneath it? Pretty staff, tasty dishes, clean and tidy, with views to die for. Oh, and is that Patsy Kensit over there?

Buy Me

Lace top and Split skirt pounds 70 All-in

Thread a little happiness

Cathryn Avison's exquisite embroidery is a far cry from the needlework your granny does, says Hester Lacey

Is it worth it?: Shirt shrift

At pounds 230, you're paying for the name with Stella McCartney's Bowli ng Shirt

inside back: Whatever happened to? Anneka Rice

Grain of Rice

Take that look off your face

You don't need surgery to have a face-lift, explains Melanie Rickey

Wedding vows at dawn as Patsy and Liam fool media

The celebrity wedding of the year finally happened yesterday when the enfant terrible of rock'n'roll, Liam Gallagher of Oasis, married the actress Patsy Kensit at Westminster register office.
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On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

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Big knickers are back
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From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific
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In this the person to restore our trust in the banks?

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The 'Cher moment' happening across fashion just now

Fashion's Cher moment

Ageing beauty will always be more classy than all that booty
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination

Health fears over school cancer jab

Shock new Freedom of Information figures show how thousands of girls have suffered serious symptoms after routine HPV injection
Fifa President Sepp Blatter warns his opponents: 'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

Fifa president Sepp Blatter issues defiant warning to opponents
Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report

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Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report
LSD: Speaking to volunteer users of the drug as trials get underway to see if it cures depression and addiction

High hopes for LSD

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German soldier who died fighting for UK in Battle of Waterloo should be removed from museum display and given dignified funeral, say historians

Saving Private Brandt

A Belgian museum's display of the skeleton of a soldier killed at Waterloo prompts calls for him to be given a dignified funeral