14 Wednesday, 2 September 2009 London Lite A WOMAN whose face was badly disfig- ured when she was kicked by a horse has told for the first time how surgeons transformed her shattered features. Alison Dukes, 49, has been dubbed the Titanium Woman after metal screws and plates with dental implants were used to rebuild her features. Pulverised bone was replaced and scarring was kept to a minimum as doctors used keyhole surgery to operate inside her mouth. Mrs Dukes is full of praise for the doctors at Guys and St Thomas in London and Queen Victoria in East Grinstead who took nearly four years to complete the reconstruction. She said: I looked at myself after the 2004 accident -- it was horrific. My lower jaw had dropped down, making it look as though I had an enormous chin. What the doctors did was so clever, especially as I was dealing with acute trauma. My family all say I look the same as before the accident. Luckily I dont beep at airports -- and it hasnt put me off horses. The IT worker suffered a broken jaw and five missing teeth when a gelding lashed out as she took her daughter, then 11, riding near their East Grinstead home. Surgeons pinned her jaw then later gave her 30,000 of den- tal implants and used hip b o n e t o replace bone u n d e r h e r upper lip. Saving face: X-ray shows metal in Alison Dukess jaw Jokebox......... Asylum seekers Home away One weekend, twO places, yOur cHOice & Why: For a relaxing, luxurious weekend. How to get there: A coach from Earls Court to Bath Spa (from 26.80, nationalexpress. com) or a train from Paddington to Bath Spa (from 48, nationalrail.co.uk). Where to stay: The five-star Royal Crescent (royalcrescent.co.uk) is set by stunning gardens and has a great spa. Rooms from 204. Where to eat: The Bath Priory (the bathpriory.co.uk/restaurant) has won a Michelin star for 10 straight years. Lunches range from 24-39 and dinner is 65. What to do: Choose a relaxing treatment in the Roman Baths (romanbaths.co.uk), take a river cruise on The Kennet & Avon Canal (bath-narrowboats.co.uk) or a guided tour of medieval Bath Abbey. On Saturdays visit the Farmers Market at Green Park Station --the first to open in Britain in 1997. More details: visitbath.co.uk Historic Bath Why: Sightseeing, shopping, clubbing. How to get there: Flights from Stansted to Berlin from 80 at edreams.com. Where to stay: The five-star Adlon Kempinski (hotel- adlon.de) by the Brandenburg Gate in the heart of Berlin. Rooms start from 190 via expedia.com. Where to eat: The rotating, 679ft- high restaurant on Fernsehturm (tv-turm.de/en) is unbeatable for its 360-degree views and prices -- around 8 for starters and 13 for main courses. What to do: Explore the city by bike with a guided tour (berlinon bike.de). Shopaholics can get a fix at Friedrichstrasse and the legendary Kurfrstendamm -- then relax in the Tiergarten park afterwards. Finish your day with a night out in the club Spindler&Klatt, beautifully situated by the river Spree. More details: visitberlin.de TANJA PAHLOW Beautiful Berlin WOmANreveALsfOur-yeArmissiONTOrebuiLdHerfeATures Titanium face of mum kicked injawbyhorse Rippons TVshowin fakedeal by GeorGina littlejohn Mended: Mrs Dukes today A BBC bargain hunt show was involved in a fresh row today, after a crew member apparently posed as an antiques dealer. Sun, Sea And Bargain Spotting, presented by Angela Rippon, was taken off air last month after a cameraman apparently posed as a buyer. This time a crew member appeared to sell contestants a lamp in Italy. But a Florence art dealer claims she had already sold it to the show. The BBC has suspended the production company and is investigating. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html