Why are conspiracy theories so popular?

The speed with which conspiracy theories spread can make them seem typically modern. But, Rob Brotherton, the author of a new study on the mind of the 'truther', says they are as old as thinking itself and tap into our darkest prejudices.

Making Britain a better place to die

Britain has been declared the best country to die in - yet hospital horror stories are still rife. Lena Corner talks to those who care for the dying and those left behind and discovers what the gentle ethos of hospice care can teach the NHS