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Without our insatiable appetite for romantic love, a large part of the mainstream economy would bump and grind to a halt. Luckily, finds Sophie Morris, the downturn hasn't affected the love industry yet

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Chocolate retailer Thorntons today said half-year profits rose 14 per cent after the company notched a fifth successive quarter of sales growth.

Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas

Delia, a single parent, sometimes has men back to stay the night. Recently, her seven-year-old son came in while she was having sex. Will it affect him? And will he also be upset at seeing different men at the breakfast table?

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Thorntons is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're going to get.

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Thorntons to end sale of its chocolates in supermarkets

Thorntons, the posh chocolates group, yesterday signalled a U-turn in its strategy of selling its products through supermarkets, saying it could devalue the brand.

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