Laura Barton
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/ 18 February 2008

The business of sleep

The days following Heath Ledger’s death have swirled with speculation, with tales of hard drugs and prescription pills, of anti-depressants and sleeping tablets. Amid all the mutterings about heroin abuse and cocaine addiction, it is the sleeping pills that seem most startling. Ledger, plagued by the chronic insomnia that often accompanies depression, had apparently come to rely on medication to get him to sleep.

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/ 30 March 2005

The big squeeze

Perhaps I shouldn’t have had lunch. Indeed, to be in with even a cat-in-hell’s chance of mustering the waspish proportions of Kylie Minogue, pictured on stage recently twirling a heavily corseted waist, one would surely have to forgo eating, drinking and probably all breathing whatsoever. Not to mention a few ribs. If you’ve ever been stuck in a lift, you will have a hint of what it is like to be laced into a corset.

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/ 30 March 2004

From lonely heart to online tart

For Suzanne, it was also about sexual experimentation. ”I wanted to try out some things I’d never done before. Maybe I wanted to be a bit perverted, a bit dirty, but I didn’t feel I could do that within a relationship because a boyfriend would judge me.” Thousands of women are turning to the internet in search not of love but of sex, writes