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

Essential festival gear you don't want to forget

Dave Taylor identifies the things you'll need to make your next event memorable – for all the right reasons

Struck-off doctor jailed for selling slimming pills

A struck-off doctor was jailed for selling slimming pills to patients across the country, police said.

Has the elixir of youth come of age?

Scientists claim that by 2012 they will have developed drugs that delay the ageing process

Business diary: Boots products on sale at half the price

There has been a little bit of embarrassment for Boots, courtesy of Poundland. The discount retailer has been quietly selling the pharmacy chain's products at cheaper prices with new labels just stuck over the original branding. It turns out to be excess stock that the international arm of Boots sold to Poundland, but it might have waited until Boots' UK shops had run out of the identical products.

Consuming Issues: Which chemist is cheapest: high street or online?

Websites offer cut-price deals for packaged goods that remain the same regardless of vendor such as stereos, perfumes and DVDs. In the past few years online chemists have promised to undercut high-street prices charges, so how competitive are they?

Simon Calder: Mayday - insure your travels to the axis of risk

The man who pays his way

Album: The Fall, Your Future Our Clutter (Domino)

Indolence lost: how boredom refired a rock'n'roll maverick

Dom Joly: Stuck in LA, I watch TV and brood about cat litter

I've been stuck in LA all week – another victim of the volcano that nobody outside Iceland can pronounce. Every time I thought I was getting out of here, Twitter or the BBC would warn me about bigger, better volcanoes getting ready to blow. Eventually, like many stranded Brits here, I started to make it my home.

Scientists call for ban on danger chemical

Experts back <i>Independent</i> campaign to outlaw bisphenol-A in baby products

Labour will stamp on recovery, insist Tories

Labour will stamp on the green shoots of recovery if the party remains in power, shadow chancellor George Osborne said today as he unveiled the latest Conservative campaign poster.

Hearing aid man wins porn case appeal

A director of a hearing aid company who kept adult pornographic images on a work computer in a file named "Dirty" won a High Court battle against being struck off today.

Ex-SS man, 88, guilty of wartime deaths

An 88-year-old man was convicted of murder today for the killing of Dutch civilians during the Second World War as part of a Nazi SS hit squad.

Forget a trip to the chemist: try the garden

Need a painkiller, tummy soother or something to help you sleep? Join the people who are growing their own remedies. Rob Sharp learns how to use plants as everyday drugs

My life in active travel: Simon King

'Holidays are often peppered with work'
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Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
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‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

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