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

Twenty cases of cancer have been discovered among women who have received allegedly faulty French-made breast implants

Silicone secrets: Britain's £100m implants industry

The scandal threatening 40,000 UK women exposes a sector that for years has prospered without proper regulation

Surgeons admit failure to report scale of breast implant ruptures

The scale of the breast implant scandal involving faulty silicone devices given to more than 40,000 British women cannot be determined because no one knows the true failure rate of the devices, leading surgeons admitted yesterday.

Leading article: Time to take implants seriously

At first glance, the Government's urgent attempts to clarify the risks of potentially faulty breast implants look like welcome progress. That such efforts look near impossible because of the woeful under-regulation of Britain's £2.3bn cosmetic surgery industry is more appalling even than the sale of cheap, inferior implants.

A faulty silicone gel implant made by the French company PIP

Exclusive: Silicone implant risk 'eight times greater'

Fresh evidence suggests thousands more women face problems as Health Secretary orders review after cosmetic surgery firm says 1 in 12 reports faults

Fears prompt calls for breast implant register

A record of all women who have breast implants should be kept to make it easier to track them down should the products ever prove a health risk, the Government has been urged.

Venezuela offers free breast implant removal

Venezuela is offering free surgery for women to remove faulty French-made breast implants, the country's top health official said.

Interpol warrant for implants boss

Interpol is seeking the arrest of the boss of a French company whose breast implants are at the centre of an international health scare.

Google's fastest fallers of 2011

Q: What do Nick Clegg, Alexandra Burke and Robert Pattinson all have in common? A: They've all fallen out of favour with internet searchers. Steve Anderson charts the fall of celebs in the e-generation

Ed King, By David Guterson

David Guterson's 1994 debut, Snow Falling on Cedars, was set on a desolate island in the Puget Sound and told the story of a Japanese-American fisherman on trial for murder. It was a subdued morality tale, later turned into a successful film. The author's latest novel, Ed King might have been written by someone else entirely. A mid-life crisis of a novel, this re-telling of the Oedipus myth is a nihilistic romp that this week found itself the winner of the Bad Sex Award.

Harriet Walker: Save our streets from the pouting, porny Barbies

Ilike to think I'm impervious to faddish trends these days. I've been a goth, a Wag, a swot and a toff in my time, and I've settled at a stretchy waistband and warm coat sort of stage – yes, I follow fashion, but only if it's black and baggy.

Harriet Walker: Sex industry glamour is worse than size zero

Notebook: Our towns are filling up with pornified Barbies, with walking, talking blow-up dolls
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British bank notes set for plastic surgery

The Bank of England is considering a plastic fiver and a £50 with transparent slots to improve durability and protect against counterfeiting in the next generation of bank notes.

Facelift for John Paul II statue with an unholy likeness to Mussolini

A statue of the late Pope John Paul II, which some critics have claimed resembles the Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, is – in true Italian style – about to receive some early cosmetic surgery.

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