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Close encounters: Are we getting enough hugs?

In LA, even the drug dealers are fond of a warm embrace. But is it a friendly gesture or an invasive and unwanted act of intimacy, asks Jessica Bennett


Charlotte Cripps Alex would weep if he could see the damage wrought by the kids

On a ‘date’ admiring a west London mansion Alex is doing up, Charlotte Cripps recalls the old saying ‘behind every successful man is a woman’. Is she the missing ingredient?