Friend, not enema – spa life the easy way

Nicola Sturzaker takes a spa break at Grayshott and finds more gain than pain

Climbdown over plan to vet contact with children

Nationwide outrage kills off scheme that could have criminalised millions of innocent helpers

Penis implant brings hopes to thousands

An unusual organ implant grown in the laboratory and rigorously tested on highly-sexed male rabbits could bring new hope to thousands of men.

Indra Nooyi: No woman should die while bringing new life into this world

Where I was born in India, pregnant women receive months of pampering from their mothers and other family members. Because my mother received this care during her pregnancy with me, she was there to give me the same treatment when I gave birth to my two children in the United States.

Why fear of flying is just plane stupid

Treat it as the irrational terror it truly is and travelling will be a breeze, one expert tells air phobic Tim Walker

Relax your way to perfect health

Cutting-edge scientific research now proves what the yogis have always known: deep relaxation can have a profound effect on a wide range of medical conditions. Anastasia Stephens reports

Snackers won't fork out for knives

It was once assumed that a knife and fork always went together - but research out today suggests the cutlery double act is being split up.

National Express agrees debt buffer with banks

National Express has struck a deal with banks to delay for six months a tightening of the terms governing its £1.2bn debt mountain.

Debenhams raises £323m in share sale

The department store Debenhams moved decisively to take its debt pile off the agenda yesterday with a placing and open offer to raise £323m, ending months of speculation.

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Shearer seeks advice of local heroes

Alan Shearer has spoken to Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish and Sir Bobby Robson in this his first full week of management and the message from the former Newcastle managers was: "Welcome to the mad house." As if to illustrate the difficulties of the job, Shearer revealed that he may be forced into playing Damien Duff at left-back in the crucial relegation battle at Stoke City tomorrow evening.

India poised to relax laws on foreign direct investment

New guidelines could allow multi-brand Western firms to scale up operations

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Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

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The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

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'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
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Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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How to make a Lego masterpiece

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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

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