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If you ask me, it is about time someone told the truth about dogs and this "unconditional love" business. In fact, let me tell you a story about a woman who knows a bit about it, and even though this woman is me, let's pretend it isn't, because it would just be too distressing otherwise.

Deborah Ross: 'It's time to get your bikini body orders in'

If you ask me, now that newspapers and magazines are giving tips on "how to get a bikini body in 14 days", it is time you put in your order, which may take 14 days but does not have to. If you pay extra, most companies will send out a bikini body by special delivery, and some even offer a next-day service.

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Anthea Turner cannot face waking up in the morning because of the stress of her financial woes, she said today.

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For decades women in gold lycra bikinis have patrolled the streets of Surfers Paradise, the popular resort on Queensland's Gold Coast, feeding meters to save motorists from parking fines.

Bikini Babe shapes up nicely for the Oaks

Front-running filly could be installed as favourite for Epsom if she delivers trial victory at York today

Business Diary: Healthy eats from the man from the Pru

Time was when Prudential greeted the world with a snarl, but things have changed since the ascension of Tidjane Thiam to the top job: hacks attending his first results briefing will be sent away with a packed lunch. Just one question – will the Pru, which, after all, offers health cover, come over all politically correct with some "five-a-day" healthy food or will we actually get food someone might want to eat?

Mark Steel: You can teach birth control but you'll end in hell if you do it

There's no other subject schools can teach with their version of the truth

It was an altar boy thing, says paedophile priest

A former Irish priest who told gardai he was sexually attracted to altar boys was jailed for one year for indecently assaulting a child.

Shower row over school groups at pool

Gym users at a popular pool have been asked to shower in their trunks and costumes when schoolchildren are around, it was revealed today.

Fears for mother as police issue picture of abandoned girl

Police have issued pictures of a baby girl found abandoned in Buckinghamshire as they continue to search for her mother. The baby, named Rosie by nurses caring for her in hospital, is believed to have been two days old when she was found in bushes in High Wycombe on Tuesday.

Michael Clark Company, Playhouse, Edinburgh

Despite the loud music and light nudity, Clark's company fails to launch

Australians rediscover the 'million dollar mermaid'

Annette Kellerman's design gave women the freedom to swim – but not without controversy. Kathy Marks reports

'Tycoon' hunted as Playboy model's body found in bin

A self-proclaimed reality TV “millionaire” is bring sought by police after the dead body of a Playboy model believed to be his wife was found hacked to pieces inside a rubbish bin on a suburban street in Los Angeles.

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