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In England, only 43 per cent of younger people vulnerable to flu have been vaccinated, compared with 49 per cent this time last year

Flu jabs are postponed as vaccine is withdrawn

GP surgeries across the country are having to postpone flu jabs for patients because of a shortage of vaccine. Crucell, the global pharmaceutical company based in the Netherlands, said it had stopped all supplies because of "an unexpected test result".

Children risk asthma if parent of same sex has it

Children are twice as likely to develop allergic diseases including asthma if a parent of the same sex is a sufferer, new research suggests.

Trott in race to be the new Queen Vicky

Laura Trott opened her bid for her second 2012 cycling medal with the sort of zeal that has made her the apparent heir of Queen Victoria Pendleton.

Patients able to compare treatment by GPs online

Patients will be able to compare the performance of their local family doctors and nearby hospitals on a single website, under plans to bring the NHS into the information age.

The 'South Pacific' number on the 1977 'Morecambe & Wise Christmas Show': the BBC presenters, from the left, Michael Aspel, Jenkinson, Barry Norman, Frank Bough, Eddie Waring, Richard Baker and Richard Whitmore

Philip Jenkinson: Film writer and historian who presentedthe BBC's 'Late Night Line-Up'

Philip Jenkinson was a film archivist and journalist who presented the television show Late Night Line-Up, in which he played viewers' requests for clips from old movies. He was particularly fond of the wildly imaginative musical routines staged by Busby Berkeley in films such as 42nd Street, Dames and Footlight Parade, and brought the breathtaking work of Berkeley (whom he insisted on pronouncing "Barkley") to a new generation. He conducted an acclaimed series of talks for the British Film Institute, where he served for a period as governor, on the history of the musical, as well as interviewing for television such legendary figures as Ramon Novarro, John Ford and Gloria Swanson. In 1977 his fame was such that he was one of seven BBC frontmen who performed "There is Nothing Like a Dame", dressed in sailor suits, on The Morecambe & Wise Show.

In the United Kingdom, only 1per cent of babies are exclusively breastfedat six months

Women 'pressured' to breastfeed babies

For decades women have been cajoled to breastfeed their babies with slogans such as "breast is best." Now researchers have criticised the approach, saying it is "idealistic" and "sets parents up to fail", and that greater recognition of the multiple demands new parents face would reap greater dividends.

Rebecca Adlington after winning with ease at the Aquatics Centre

Swimming: Adlington embarks on Olympic mission with statement of intent

Two days down and a dozen in the bag. It is as stark as that; finish in the top two and inside the required time and a place at the home Games is the reward. There is no more crushing championships in which to win a bronze – then endure the medal ceremony – than these Olympics trials and the unifying emotion of all the qualifiers, be it Rebecca Adlington, with her two Olympic golds, or 17-year-old Craig Benson, who grabbed his place in the 100m breaststroke by three-hundredths of a second, was simple: relief.

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