News Former radio presenter Dave Lee Travis arrives at court.

The former BBC presenter told police he questioned why alleged victims "waited 20 years to come out" with claims

Mother jailed for life for beating son to death because he failed to learn Koran by heart

Sara Ege was ordered to serve a minimum of 17 years and collapsed as the sentence was delivered

Drugs ban for javelin man Ian Burns

A javelin thrower and coach has been banned from all competition for four years for possessing numerous banned substances discovered after a raid by police.

A black-and-white photograph issued courtesy of Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) of Natasha and Kent Fermor, from Coventry, with their baby son Lucas, who died after medics failed to spot he was being starved of oxygen during labour

Hospital apologises over death of new-born baby

A hospital trust has apologised to the parents of a baby who died after medics failed to spot he was being starved of oxygen during labour.

Liberty X's Michelle Heaton speaks of mastectomy 'hell'

Former Liberty X star Michelle Heaton said there was "light at the end of the tunnel" after having a double mastectomy in a bid to avoid developing breast cancer.

Fancy Intense Pink Diamond and Diamond Ring, Oscar Heyman & Brothers sold for $8,594,500

Huge price tag can't take shine off some extra special jewels

The Occupy movement may have run out of steam since its apex of publicity this summer, but the $65million proceeds of a jewels auction at Sotheby's in New York on Wednesday is proof that the great divide still exists.

Lab mice can't help us in the fight against cancer

Curing cancer in mice is unlikely to lead to a breakthrough for humans. So why do we persist in carrying out bizarre and freakish experiments?

Warning on breast examination 'glove'

Breast cancer charities today urged women to beware of a new self-examination “glove” said to be as effective as a mammogram at detecting lumps.

Sharon Osborne double mastectomy: A background on preventative surgery

Preventative surgery for women at risk of breast cancer has been steadily increasing over the last 10 years – with experts saying it could cut the risk by up to 90 per cent.

Sharon Osbourne has double mastectomy after discovering genetic defect that leaves her at greater risk of breast cancer

Sharon Osbourne has revealed she underwent a double mastectomy operation to prevent her developing breast cancer.

DNA data should be in public domain

We were part of an international effort to find the breast cancer genes in the 1990s when Myriad saw what we'd done, raised the extra £40m needed to name the gene, and beat us there.

Breast cancer charity calls for ban on food packaging chemical

A charity has called on the Government to take action to reduce women's exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.

4,000 cancer patients undergo unnecessary treatment as result of breast screening

Breast cancer screening leads to thousands of women undergoing unnecessary treatment despite saving lives, according to an independent review.

Liberty X's Michelle Heaton calls decision to undergo double mastectomy 'no-brainer'

Former Liberty X star Michelle Heaton said her decision to have a double mastectomy and potentially have her ovaries removed as well was a "no-brainer" after being diagnosed with an 80% chance of developing breast cancer.

Inspectors called in over breast cancer errors

The health watchdog is to carry out an "urgent" inspection into the treatment of breast cancer patients at a debt-ridden NHS trust.

Emily Jupp shared her story of delayed diagnosis earlier this week.

Delayed Diagnosis: Teenagers are good at listening to their own bodies – we should be listening too

The rest of us – distracted by the commute, the weekly shop, a kid's missing PE kit – pinball through life, ignoring signs of ill-health and exhaustion.

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