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Pioneering surgery has transformed this woman's life...

Victoria Derbyshire | 08:34 UK time, Monday, 19 October 2009

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This morning Katie Piper speaks about the horrendous acid attack she endured and the pioneering surgery she received that not only saved her life but gave her optimism for the future.

18 months ago Miss Piper was an aspiring model and TV presenter. She started going out with a man called Danny Lynch. She met him on Facebook and after a couple of dates he subjected her to a violent rape - holding her captive for eight hours in a hotel room. Four days later he persuaded her to leave her flat and, as she left - an accomplice of Danny Lynch's threw a cup of acid in her face.

That attack destroyed the skin on much of her face, neck, hands and throat, and left her blind in one eye and needing to be fed through a tube in her stomach.

You can listen to the full interview via iPlayer.

Also today, the City Minister Lord Myners on the FSA's decision to ban self-certification mortgages. How will that affect you? And Jenson Button - how worthy a winner is he? Have a look at what people are saying on my Twitter page.

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