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Ms D'Auriol had stayed overnight at the clinic after undergoing plastic surgery

If you want to get ahead, get Botox

Boardroom big-hitters tend to look young – prompting ageing rivals to turn to surgery

Cosmetic surgery warning to patients

Cosmetic surgery patients were warned today to check the credentials of people offering procedures carefully or risk suffering at the hands of untrained and unregulated providers.

Christina Patterson: If bigger breasts are the answer, what's the question?

I'm a big fan of plastic surgery. Without it, I think I might feel like a freak. While Voltaire made excellent mileage out of a woman with one buttock, I don't think it would be much fun to be her, or, as I would be without plastic surgery, a woman with just one breast. You could, I suppose, stuff your bra with something round and squashy, but I prefer not to. I prefer to put on a bikini and look relatively normal. I think most of us prefer to look relatively normal.

Jeremy Laurance: Cosmetic surgery - welcome to choice

Performing operations only occasionally is unacceptable practice. Not in cosmetic surgery

Four out of five cosmetic surgery firms 'inadequate'

<b>Jeremy Laurance</b>: Inquiry finds many surgeons have too little training, experience and back-up

Cosmetic surgeons turn scalpels on 'state-sponsored marketing' scheme

An acrimonious dispute has broken out between cosmetic surgeons and the clinics that provide injectable treatments such as Botox over the launch of a scheme designed to identify safe providers and root out rogue practitioners.

Woman reported after dog mauls girl

A woman has been reported to prosecutors after a 10-year-old girl was bitten on the face by a dog, it emerged last night.

Scottish girl mauled in dog attack

A 10-year-old girl was being treated in hospital today after she was bitten by a dog in the second attack of its kind this week.

Schoolgirl savaged by rottweillers

A woman has spoken of the horror moment she saw her 10-year-old granddaughter being mauled by two rottweilers.

War in Afghanistan: Warning or blackmail?

A photograph of an 18-year-old Afghan woman, mutilated by her husband on the orders of a Taliban commander, has shocked America and sparked fierce debate over the conflict

Crooked nose drove Kampusch kidnapper claims his best friend

The Austrian kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch was imprisoned as a child in a cellar for eight years because her abductor wanted an "untouched virgin" to make up for his crooked nose and failures with women, his former best friend has claimed.

Ready To Wear: The 'Fatal' dress acts like plastic surgery &ndash; but without the mess

Interactive fashion – that genre rare for its democracy in a world of diktats – comes in many shapes and forms. For those old enough to remember Bodymap, it might once have entailed buying a skirt that could be worn long or short, a sartorial miracle achieved merely by folding over a super-stretchy waistband more or fewer times. Rocket scientists need not apply.

A farewell to my friend Sebastian, a true Soho eccentric

Horsley, the artist whose best-known work was having himself crucified, was the definition of a star

Tell-All, By Chuck Palahniuk

A movie star's beau has to repeatedly rewrite her grisly death scene as his murderous plans are foiled
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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there