Jo Swinson tells magazines not to promote "irresponsible" post-Christmas fad diets and weight loss tips

Don't write about fad diets': Women's minister tells magazines not to promote 'irresponsible' post-Christmas weight loss tips MP Jo Swinson urged magazines to ditch fad diets in new year editions In an open letter she said editors should encourage 'reasonable expectations' about weight loss | UPDATED: 10:42 GMT, 28 December 2012 Appeal: Jo Swinson co-founded the Campaign for Body Confidence Magazines have been urged to ditch New Year ‘miracle diets’ that promise to help readers shed the pounds they have piled on over the festive season. Jo Swinson, the Minister for Women and Equalities, claims such diets – which offer tips on how to lose up to a stone in a matter of days – encourage ‘dangerous’ behaviour and ‘self-hate’

Irina Ionesco: French model who appeared naked in Playboy when she was 11 is suing her OWN MOTHER

French model who appeared naked in Playboy when she was just 11 is suing her OWN MOTHER for taking the picture | UPDATED: 17:42 GMT, 19 December 2012 A French actress is suing her mother for taking pornographic pictures of her when she was a child – and passing them to Playboy. Eva Ionesco was the youngest ever model in the magazine when she was pictured naked aged 11. Now her photographer mother Irina has been ordered to pay 10,000 euros in damages to Eva for taking the explicit pictures of her in the 1970s, when she was between four and 12.

Obama WILL back tough new gun laws: President says he now supports bill to ban assault rifles as NRA breaks its silence over Sandy Hook school…

Obama WILL back tough new gun laws: President says he now supports bill to ban assault rifles as NRA breaks its silence over Sandy Hook school massacre President Obama to do everything within his power to support reinstating ban on assault weapons Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein will propose bill on the first day of the next Congress in JanuaryA 10-year federal ban on sale of assault weapons expired in 2004 and was never renewed Obama had said he would push for renewal in his first term, but it never materializedThe NRA has broken it's silence and said it will make a 'meaningful' announcement on Friday to 'make sure this doesn't happen again' | UPDATED: 22:41 GMT, 18 December 2012 The White House has given its clearest indication yet that President Obama will do everything in his power to reinstate a ban on assault weapons following Friday's horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. After keeping relatively quiet about gun control during his first term, the President is now poised to push for new gun control measures. Obama has long backed such a ban, but the White House has said the president can't act alone and until now there has been little appetite in Congress to enact new gun laws

Ukrainian actress Anastasia Grishay "persecuted for starring in porn" fighting for asylum in the EU

Ukrainian actress becomes first porn star to fight for EU asylum after claiming she has been persecuted for starring in adult films Anastasia Grishay claims she was persecuted in Ukraine over porn rolesMother of three is requesting asylum in the Czech RepublicActress now planning to appeal to European courts after Czech authorities rejected her asylum application | UPDATED: 20:13 GMT, 3 December 2012 A Ukrainian porn-star is hoping to become the first in her profession to be granted asylum in the European Union because of her job. Anastasia Grishay, who is known by her screen name Wiska, claims that she is being persecuted in her home country because of her work on porn films

Feathers ripped from bird"s backs and gaping wounds sewn up with no pain relief: The barbaric cost of your winter coat

Feathers ripped from bird's backs and gaping wounds sewn up with no pain relief: The barbaric cost of your winter coat | UPDATED: 23:02 GMT, 28 November 2012 This winter, they’re the only thing to be seen in. Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren are selling designer versions, they’ve featured in glossy fashion magazines and they’re flying off the shelves in stores like Benetton, Marks & Spencer and Gap. The down jacket is currently experiencing astonishing popularity — but before you rush out and buy one, ask yourself this: how cruel is the coat For the Mail can reveal the dark side of the down industry, where hordes of birds — particularly geese — suffer horrifically to provide the filling for the latest fashion statement.