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A young woman from London has been warned she faces prison after being found guilty of throwing acid in a friend's face because she once called her ugly.

Metamorphosis: Victoria's secret spreads its wings

Victoria's Secret, one of the world's most famous lingerie brands, is in early talks to buy La Senza in the UK.

Blake Lively voted world's most desirable woman



Blake Lively has been named the world's most desirable woman.

Facebook film is work of fiction, says its ex-boss

One of the biggest films of last year, The Social Network, is hotly tipped to pick up several Academy Award nominations when they are announced today. But an unwilling star of the movie charting the birth of Facebook wants everyone to know it is a "work of fiction".

New power generation: The world leaders of tomorrow

Every politician talks of building a better tomorrow. But who will actually be in charge in 20 years' time? Our foreign correspondents meet the promising young men and women from around the world who are already on the path to power

Designer found dead in Soho House hotel room

The boyfriend of a fashion designer found dead in a bathtub at New York's Soho House hotel was being questioned by police yesterday.

The good prince guide

Now William Windsor is spoken for, which other royal boys might a girl set her sights on? Alice-Azania Jarvis surveys the field

That'll do nicely: Why comforting products are booming

What's the aspirational shopper to do in this age of austerity? Buy safe, unthreatening woolly jerseys, chintz teapots and crisp white sheets, says Peter York

Job worries fail to keep Americans away from malls

US consumers hit the shops last month, spending more than expected and raising hopes that the world's largest economy can pull itself out of its funk.

Cameron Diaz 'most dangerous web celebrity'

She may be known for her playful giggles and killer looks, but now movie star Cameron Diaz has become the most dangerous celebrity on the Internet.

Carola Long: Joan Holloway and the ‘Mad Men’ effect remind us that cleavage is a better accessory than an ‘it’ bag'

Absurd fashion news flash No 99: breasts are back. Yes folks, even a part of one's body that can only be altered through dramatic changes in weight or surgery isn't immune to the trend mill. At the Prada show, the emphasis was firmly on the décolletage, as full-skirted, Fifties dresses with rows of mini ruffles at the bust were modelled by Victoria's Secret models with the requisite curves to show them off. Meanwhile at Louis Vuitton, Elle 'The Body' MacPherson (below) and Laetitia Casta wore dresses with New-Look style skirts, and structured bodices with moulded cups that, well, overflowed. Call it the 'Mad Men' effect, as the cantilevered charms of Joan Holloway remind everyone that cleavage is a better accessory than an 'it' bag.

'Intimate' wedding ceremony for Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr

Pirates Of The Caribbean heart-throb Orlando Bloom has married his Australian supermodel girlfriend Miranda Kerr in an "intimate" ceremony.

Rhiannon Harries: What is sexy? Well it isn't kitchen appliances, cars or 'that' word

Victoria's Secret, the American purveyor of scanty lingerie and male fantasies, has just put out a video on the net purporting to answer that question of our time: "What is sexy?" I know, a worry, isn't it? The terminally unimaginative need not fear, however: Brit model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and a couple of her fellow brand ambassadors are on hand to explain.

Cheryl Cole crowned world's sexiest woman for second year

Newly-single star Cheryl Cole was today named the world's sexiest woman - for the second year running.

Joanna Newsom - Make mine a triple, please

If you thought Joanna Newsom's second album was ambitious, wait until you hear Have One on Me, her new, three-CD epic. Gillian Orr meets an adventurous talent

Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich joins Celebrity Apprentice

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will be among 14 contestants on the new season of The Celebrity Apprentice.

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