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LEISURE: Sunscreen advice still ignored

Britain's sun worshippers are exposing themselves to serious health risks because they do not use sunscreens, according to a report yesterday.

Health: Macho Britons ignore burning issue

Stubborn British men are running a high risk of skin cancer because they believe, wrongly, that they rarely burn.

Don't junk it ... use it How to strings your ideas together without string

Have you arrived at that moment in gift-wrapping something when you have neatly folded the wrapping paper around the gift, then realise you have no string with which to tie it? (Sticky tape is so tacky, don't you think?) Here is the solution: do-it-yourself string.

Sun tan is the new vogue for children

Youngsters in an adult world: Unseen risk of cancer and alcohol

The teenage girl who died trying to cure her acne

A teenager trying to cure her acne died from a blood clot after taking prescription skin-care pills which also work as oral contraceptives, an inquest heard yesterday.

Miracle skin cream suffers loss of face

An expensive skin cream, hailed as a breakthrough in anti-ageing treatments and apparently backed by medical research, may be no more effective than cheap moisturisers, it was claimed yesterday.

The doctor, the face-cream and the secret of eternal hype

Why has a respected NHS hospital been testing a `miracle' beauty aid in its research unit? Hester Lacey reports

Leading Article: Fighting on the beaches

What lengths a woman will go for one red rose. Glenda Jackson has gone all they way to Benidorm - which, let's face it, is a long way from her Hampstead constituency - pursuing suncream-lathered young voters.

Looking at suncream in a new light

Sanjida O'Connell reports on research which suggests that preparations made to protect us from burning may actually damage the skin

Labour claims sunscreen rip-off

A family of four could spend pounds 313.74p on sunscreen in a two-week holiday, Labour's consumer affairs spokesman, Nigel Griffiths said yesterday. He protested that because of the "high price" of these products and "confusing information" on labels, Britons were being put at risk.

the thing about... Clinique products

There is a fear which plagues humanity and it is the fear of death. And because old age brings us closer to the grim reaper, we fear old age. It may be a fear we despise and one we want to deny, but most women, when they talk about growing old gracefully, actually mean growing old as slowly as possible.

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Anita and the iffy Stiffy

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... and then I put sun cream on the goldfish

Kindness to animals was yesterday added to John Major's list of attributes with the revelation that he saved a pet goldfish from sunstroke with emergency medical treatment.

Cabbage Face

My physiognomy and my fortune by Clive Sinclair
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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

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

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Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

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Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

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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
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

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From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

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