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Retailer has recalled more medicines as a precaution after a possible manufacturing fault was identified

Care-at-home plans for elderly outlined

Plans to extend care for the elderly are at the heart of the Government's final legislative programme before the general election.

A C Grayling: The art of manipulation: when people become mere pawns in a game

From Machiavelli to Mandelson and Simon Cowell, those who manoeuvre others to suit their own ends are irresistibly captivating

Funeral held for Venetians' 'dying city'

Two-thirds of city's natives driven out by flood of tourists who force up prices

Rosehip - Make your skin zing

Forget scientific serums created in a lab – the latest cult beauty ingredient is the rosehip. Bethan Cole reports from Chile

Review ordered into drug advisory council

The Home Office has announced a review of the work of its drug advisory body, it emerged today as the row over the sacking of its former chairman continued.

SS man goes on trial for WWII murders

Wheelchair-bound man faces life term for killing three civilians in Netherlands

Gritta Weil: Editorial secretary who devoted her life to 'The Observer' and its staff

Gritta Weil, who worked at The Observer from 1945 until 1984, has died aged 84. She was one of those rare people whose lives are far more influential than their apparent roles would suggest. In Weil's case, her job description was "editorial secretary" – today, it would without doubt be something grandiose like "editorial office manager". Weil came fully into her own on retirement, when for many years she ran the organisation that sustained the comradeship forged on The Observer over several generations of journalists.

Kenny fears for career as ban appeal fails

The Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny fears for his future career, after the Football Association dismissed his appeal against a nine-month drugs ban yesterday.

Kenny drugs appeal turned down

Sheffield United keeper Paddy Kenny's appeal against a nine-month drugs ban has been dismissed by the Football Association.

Care home treatment of the elderly 'shocking'

Campaigners today slammed the "shocking" treatment of elderly people living in care homes after research revealed seven out of 10 had been given the wrong drugs or doses.

Ambulance service warned over infection control

An ambulance service has been issued with a warning after a health watchdog found it was failing to protect its patients from infections, it was revealed today.

Waitrose targets 300 convenience stores

Waitrose and Alliance Boots to cross-sell products in 'significant' move

Hand gel removed after prisoners make hooch

Hand gel was banned from a prison after inmates got high and started a fight, it was revealed today.

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George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios

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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

Salisbury ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities

The city is home to one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, along with the world’s oldest mechanical clock
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album