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Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale

Sales of a sterilisation device are being halted in all countries bar the US, weeks after the Victoria Derbyshire show reported it could cause problems. The Essure implant, which is available on the NHS, has left some women in chronic pain, and some have even needed hysterectomies to remove it. The pharmaceutical company Bayer said the decision to stop sales was being taken for commercial reasons. The sale of the implants in the EU was temporarily suspended last month. Bayer has asked hospitals in the UK not to use their…

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The sale whisperer: Melbourne's best shopping September 14-21

Fresh from its 1960s Gold Coast-inspired show at New York Fashion Week, Zimmermann is staging one of the year’s most hotly anticipated sales, with massive discounts off its spring ’17, resort ’17 and swim ’17 collections, as well as accessories. At the last sale, the hottest buy were bridesmaid dresses, for $ 150, so if you’re getting married this summer, don’t delay. 41-45 Clifton Street, Prahran. Thursday 8am-7pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-4pm. Zimmermann is having one of its massive warehouse sales in Prahran. If you prefer your fashion labels smaller…

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Aviva Premiership: Sale 12-13 Newcastle: Falcons seal last gasp win

A late penalty try earned Newcastle a dramatic 13-12 triumph over Sale at the AJ Bell Stadium as the Falcons made it two successive Aviva Premiership victories. Steve Diamond’s men played the better rugby in the opening period but a combination of the visitors’ stubborn resistance and their own frailties at the lineout meant that the Sharks went into the break with just a 3-0 advantage courtesy of fly-half AJ MacGinty’s penalty. Sonatane Takulua hit back for Newcastle at the start of the second half, and MacGinty and Takulua then…

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The sale whisperer: Melbourne's best shopping September 6-13

Melbourne Fashion Week may nearly be over for another year but the spring style surge continues this weekend with a major shopping event at Westfield centres across Melbourne. The sales and special offers are too numerous to mention but some highlights include 20 per cent off store-wide at Kookai, Country Road and Witchery; 40 per cent off full-priced stock at Bonds and Sheridan; and 25 per cent off at General Pants. There are also prizes to be won. Westfield Southland, Fountain Gate, Doncaster, Geelong and Knox. Check websites for trading hours and…

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The sale whisperer: Melbourne's best shopping August 31-September 6

It’s finally spring, which means it’s time to get your colour on. Lucky there are some sales and new stores to help. Cult accessories label Lucy Folk, which has single-handedly brought back the librarian-style glasses chain, is having a warehouse sale with up to 60 per cent off the original price of clutches and sunglasses. Yule House, Level 2, 309 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Friday 8am-7pm.  Lucy Folk is having a warehouse sale on its cult accessories. Now you have the accessories, you will need the dress. Gown designer to…

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The sale whisperer: Melbourne's best shopping August 24-31

The words “orthopedic shoes” don’t exactly conjure up style but Bared Footwear has changed all that. Designed by a podiatrist but with fashion front and centre, the range features men’s and women’s styles you will want to be seen in. Prices at the warehouse sale will be up to 70 per cent below retail. Best picks include the Cardinal calf hair boot ($ 199, was $ 329) and the Duck White lace-up ($ 179, was $ 249). Sizes range from European 35-43 for women, and 40-48 for men. Warehouse 19, 18-20…

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'A spit in the face': Miu Miu removes $2000 'Holocaust' dress from sale

In fashion, there are certain rules designers ought to follow, such as do not print slogans that condone drug use or the sexualisation of children. And do not, under any circumstances, place a yellow star anywhere near the chest of any garment. An image of a Miu Miu dress that was pulled from sale after complaints it resembled a yellow star worn by Jews in Nazi Germany. Photo: Facebook/Jewish Chick While designers sometimes plead that such stars evoke the Wild West or varsity culture (stars are cute! stars denote achievement!),…

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