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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.

Deborah Orr: Sexual abuse: a warning we mustn't ignore

Hindsight, of course, is a wonderful thing. But it is still striking that even though Steven Wright does not appear ever to have even been arrested for violent behaviour, prior to his spree of murder in Ipswich just over a year ago, there now seem to have been plenty of witnesses to his attacks on women, and copious awareness of his fetishistic reliance on prostitutes. None of it – not the habitual kerb-crawling, nor the physically abusive relationships – ever did get him into trouble with the law, though.

Joe Corre: Mister Fancy Pants fights back

When Joe Corre's wife ran off with a rock star, he was left in sole charge of the couple's multimillion-pound lingerie empire, Agent Provocateur. Now the 40-year-old son of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood has a radical new plan for his business – and frilly knickers don't come into it

Fashion is racist: insider lifts lid on 'ethnic exclusion'

One of Britain's leading model agents has offered a disturbing insight into the racial discrimination holding back the careers of black models in the British fashion indusrty. Rob Sharp reports

Poor results by US retailers add to fears of recession

More than half of all US retailers missed sales expectations in January, deepening fears of a consumer-led slowdown that could tip the economy into a recession.

Legal Bills: The intolerable cruelty of finding the right lawyer

Ahead of a shake-up in the market, how to ensure you get justice with your legal bill

The times, they are a-changing: Dylan makes his debut in a TV commercial, selling lingerie

Perhaps it was the side of the bed Bob Dylan got out of. When Les Wexner, the boss of the American lingerie company Victoria's Secret, asked the grizzled folkie if he would appear in the company's new television commercial, Dylan said yes.

Trade wars: EU does a U-turn

Tiffany heart? I'd rather have a neck chain from Argos

Bad taste is the new good taste, the Royles are the new Royals - we're all common now. JAMES SHERWOOD gives three cheers for vulgarity

It's the way he sells 'em Profile: Sean Maloney

Intel's sales supremo says UK plc will live or die by how well it uses the internet to improve its efficiency.

Obituary: Dana Plato

CHILD STARS often have difficulties adjusting to adult life away from the limelight. Dana Plato, the cute teenage actress who played Kimberly Drummond in the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, which ran on American television from 1978 to 1986, never quite recovered from her early brush with celebrity. Having starred in 138 of the 184 episodes of the series, Plato subsequently descended into alcoholism and drug abuse; she was often in trouble with the law, following incidents which looked like desperate bids for attention.

Network: Death to the cookie monster

A glitch in your browser may be laying you open to unwelcome visitors

Style: They've been there, worn the Moschino T-shirt. What next for the supers?

Helena Christensen: Curriculum Vitae

English face sells US lace

IN THE UK a steamy French image is used to market lingerie. Britain's continental neighbours might therefore be amused to discover that in the US, Britishness spells glamour and sensuality.

Coming on strong

There were no female athletes at the first modern Olympics a century ago - today, 3,800 will be there. Women are achieving physical equality, and the ideal body now celebrates strength. Muscles are sexy, after all. By Holly Brubach. Photograph by Troy House

Lingerie firm takes on M&S

THE Alternative Investment Market is set to gain its first national retailer, in the shape of lingerie and nightwear specialist La Senza.
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