Mother stuns medics as she suffers heart failure, gives birth and has life-saving surgery... all in one day

Nina Whear

How the Fern effect has given a boost to gastric band surgery

Fern Britton

Private clinics have seen a huge increase in inquiries about weight loss surgery from patients seeking to emulate Fern Britton.

JAN MOIR: It's Nigella's cupcakes we need to worry about

Sugar and spice: But it's the fashion for giant U.S.-style cupcakes like those made by Nigella that could do for the health of Brits

Monstrous American cupcakes popularised by Sex And The City and then Nigella will make us go bust in more ways than one!

Supermarket Big Brother: The spy in your shopping basket... but how DOES Ocado know I'm Jewish?

Hilary Freeman

The explanation should worry us all, warns HILARY FREEMAN, who was surprised to receive a seasonal greeting from Ocado.

Did you know a glass of wine equals four fishfingers? Government to target middle class drinkers in calorie counting campaign

Fish fingers Wine

Middle-class drinkers are to be targeted in a Government campaign warning exactly how many calories are in a glass of wine or beer.

Celebrity Style Watch... Sienna Miller

We show you how to recreate Sienna's style for a fraction of the cost. Plus, click and buy her style at the Fashion Store...

Cream chic: Sienna Miller

Sultry Penelope Cruz works the cowgirl look as she models new Mango collection

Penelope Cruz models for Mango

The sultry Spanish actress looks stunning in Mango's new Spring collection which features heavy Western influences of denim, checks and fringing.

From peacocks to blackbirds, plumed prints can help your home take flight

Creature comforts: Swallow design bedding, from £15, Graham & Green, 0845 130 6622,

Nature, particularly flora and fauna, is a popular theme in interiors, especially in spring. To bring the outdoors in, why not add a few feathered friends?

The 50-year-old mother who has spent £10,000 on surgery to look like her daughter

Spot the difference: Janet, left, has spent £10,00 on plastic surgery to look like her daughter, Jane, right

With their flowing blonde hair and hourglass figures, they could easily pass for twins. Both look fabulous in their matching dresses but Janet and Jane Cunliffe are actually mother and daughter.

Babes in the wood: Watch out boys... Agent Provocateur's new lingerie campaign sees women enslave men to attend their every whim

Agent Provocateur

Flame-haired supermodel Karen Elson and fellow sirens star in the luxe lingerie brand's latest campaign, The Call of the Sirens.

Hurrah! Sun-In on the shelves, Ashes To Ashes on TV, the Eighties are back


In these credit-crunch times, what better decade to offer light relief than the one when men were men, bankers weren't the bad guys and Madonna was a Material Girl.

M&S back in the pink as they bring eccentric designer Zandra Rhodes on board with bold new collection

Marks & Spencer Launch. Zandra Rhodes launches her new line of clothes into M&S

She's designed for rock stars and royalty, been rejected by the traditional British fashion establishment for her outlandish designs - and now she's at M&S.

Gwyneth Paltrow flogs designer cast offs on eBay... But don't worry - she's giving all the profits to charity

Gwyneth sells her clothes on eBay

Gwyneth Paltrow is showing her neighbours how to spring clean with a conscience by selling her designer clothes on eBay and donating the money to charity.

Beauty Confidential: The ultimate guide to a perfect cover-up

Model with flawless skin

Where would we be without foundation? It hides a multitude of sins from blemishes to red veins and is the one item every woman should have in her make-up bag.

Could this £2,000 crystal-studded swimsuit give you the boost you need on the beach this summer?

Anita Swarovski encrusted bikini by Pistol Panties

Selfridges lavish swimsuit rings in at £100 per square centimetre square. But can it really match the humble sarong for solving women's body issues?

Oh gawd! I've been Gokked: What happened when Janet Street-Porter was made-over by TV's style guru

Fashion fix: Janet Street-Porter in the outfit Gok Wan chose for her to wear to The Brits

Her dress sense is (ahem!) flamboyant - and she HATES being told what to do. So what happened when Gok Wan gave Janet Street-Porter a make-over?

How 14st bullying victim shed half her weight to become 7st beauty queen

Sarah Evans

A teenager targeted by bullies for being overweight has shed almost half her body mass to become a beauty queen with a modelling contract.

Are all WAGs stupid? We reveal the fascinating facts about sexual stereotypes

wags split

Women can't park, redheads have bad tempers, little girls like pink and footballers' wives and girlfriends (aka WAGs) are airheads. We reveal the truth behind the labels.

Kirsty Gallacher reveals the secrets of her daily diet

Low calorie diet: Kirsty Gallacher

How many calories do you eat in a week? The ideal intake is 14,000 for women. Here, TV presenter KIRSTY GALLACHER, 33, reveals what she eats to keep in shape.