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Great-grandmother's cosmetic enhancement provokes national debate

Is Uday Hussein's 'double' really just an impostor?

Critics claim a new film telling the 'true' story of the man who protected Saddam's son from assassins is based on a web of lies

Leading article: The wrong sort of NHS rationing

Rationing has been with us since the dawn of the NHS. We cannot do everything for everyone – it would bankrupt the country. Treatment paid out of the public purse must be based on need, not demand. Ministers, however, shy away from use of the term. Doctors do not like it either, as it runs up against their role as patient's advocate. But they do it, nonetheless. As we report today, primary care trusts are extending the treatments they rate as "low priority" and raising the bar for others by specifying the symptoms that patients must have before they qualify for treatment.

Life for Lindsay Hawker's killer

The father of murdered British teacher Lindsay Hawker said his family had finally achieved justice after her killer was jailed for life in Japan today.

Kim Cattrall doesn't want to look younger

Kim Cattrall has "no desire" to look like she is 20.

Who has time for human sympathy?

It is all very heart-rending and the air is already thick with cries of well-bred outrage. What about the Brontës? Or George Eliot? Iris Murdoch? Ian McEwan? Elizabeth Bennet "would definitely be driving a Volvo XC90 today", the novelist Jojo Moyes has written. Yet who, if they are entirely honest, could deny the publisher's instinct was right? The heart sinks at the idea of a novel or TV series about a comfortably well-off woman who drives a 4x4. It seems that either the middle class has become duller of late, or something has happened to our sensibility. Areas of entertainment which once passed the time quite acceptably (a novel about adultery, a Home Counties sitcom, a Sunday night television drama about a dad being made redundant) seem to belong to another age. Beside the sharp bright colours of everyday life, these stories, with their wry humour and observation, their gentle tug of sadness, seem drearily pastel-shaded.

Terence Blacker: Bourgeois angst? Life is too short

If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. In our great national melting pot, one section of society is being systematically excluded from what we read or see on our screens. "There is this notion that the lives of the comfortably-off middle class don't merit being treated seriously and with compassion," the novelist and screenwriter William Nicholson has said. A publisher had once rejected his work with the brutal words, "I will not publish books about women who drive 4x4s."

The Possessions of Doctor Forrest, By Richard T Kelly

Richard Kelly's second novel is almost cheekily ambitious. For a good two-thirds of its length, it appears to be mainly a literate contemporary thriller, set in and near London, rich in character portrait, sly social observation and convincing technical detail. Its leading characters are three successful, middle-aged doctors, old college friends and rivals, one of whom who suddenly disappears.

Japanese prosecutors demand life for Hawker killer

Japanese prosecutors demanded life imprisonment yesterday for a man who has admitted raping and killing the British teacher, Lindsay Ann Hawker.

Man admits strangling Lindsay Ann Hawker

A man has admitted raping and strangling British teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker - but said he did not intend to kill her.

DVD: Just Go With It, For retail & rental (Sony)

Adam Sandler plays a plastic surgeon who, for some stupid reason, tells his unfeasibly attractive new girlfriend that he has an ex-wife, and then, for some other stupid reason, persuades his assistant, Jennifer Aniston, to pretend to be said ex.

DVD: Just Go with It (12)

Don't just go with it. Really don't. This "comedy" about a plastic surgeon, Danny (Adam Sandler), who picks up women in bars by faking a sham marriage (he flashes his ring and laments that his wife is a shopaholic) is unacceptable even by Sandler's miserable standards.

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