i Gloria De Piero, politician

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Melanie C has received the mum of the year award

Spice Girl Mel C wins mum of the year award

Former Spice Girl Mel C has been named Tesco's Celebrity Mum of the Year.

Stafford Hospital, where hundreds of patients are thought to have died needlessly in a four-year period

Stafford hospital scandal: NHS staff responsible for 'terrible care of patients could face prosecution for wilful neglect or manslaughter'

NHS staff responsible for the “terrible” care of patients at Stafford Hospital could face prosecution for wilful neglect or manslaughter, the head of the inquiry into failings of care suggested today.

Stafford hospital carer 'called dementia patient an animal'

A veteran nurse broke down in tears while telling a tribunal how she saw a colleague at Stafford General Hospital pulling a dementia patient around by his pyjamas with his genitals exposed and then called him an “animal” .

Robbie Williams says his daughter threw up after he sang the song he wrote for her

Robbie Williams' song for baby Teddy makes her sick

Robbie Williams has written his first song for new baby Teddy - but admits it made her throw up.

Peter Stringfellow and his wife Bella are expecting a child together

Peter Stringfellow to become father at 72 nearly 50 years after his last child was born

Nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow is to become a father again at the age of 72.

Stafford Hospital, where a healthcare assistant allegedly dragged an elderly patient by the collar

Stafford Hospital carer accused of dragging 73-year-old by collar

Four doctors and 10 nurses face misconduct hearings in wake of healthcare scandal  

Multiple births are on the increase

More than 170 sets of triplets and three quads were born to women in the UK last year amid a rise in the number of multiple births, official figures have revealed.

Nine-year-old girl gives birth in Mexico as police hunt for 17-year-old alleged father

A nine-year-old girl in Jalisco, Mexico has given birth to a baby daughter and police are looking for the alleged father, a 17-year-old.

Nine-year-old girl gives birth as Mexican authorities seek out father

A nine year old in Mexico has given birth to a baby girl, prompting an investigation by the state into the whereabouts of the father.

The approaching patter of tiny feet can leave ‘Dad’ feeling a bit helpless

Radio Review: The baby's coming! Boil water and pass the canapés!

Woman's Hour, Radio 4, Tuesday / Technicolour, Radio 4, Monday-Friday

Serial-killer serial: Kevin Bacon (left) and James Purefoy in ‘The Following’

Grace Dent on TV: The Following

If you're clever enough to get all the literary references in this show, you're way beyond watching it

Unexpected Lessons in Love, By Bernardine Bishop

Rules of attraction and affection come under cool scrutiny in this novel of modern manners

Anger after pregnant woman is allowed to take Barney the Labrador into maternity ward to watch her give birth

Staff reportedly said they were appalled that the dog, named Barney, was allowed into a delivery room - and that no special cleaning was undertaken

A simple tape measure could help save 600 babies a year

Up to 600 stillborn babies could be saved each year with the aid of a measuring tape and a chart, experts say.

‘Call the Midwife’, with Miranda Hart, has outshone ‘Downton’

Call 3,000 more midwives! TV smash inspires a new generation

Solid ratings were expected when BBC1 launched its 1950s medical drama Call the Midwife last January in the primetime Sunday night slot vacated by Downton Abbey.

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London