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

Edwards was John Kerry’s running mate in 2004 and challenged Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries

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John Edwards could have occupied the White House. But he may soon be in a jail cell. By David Usborne

Actress Stefanie Powers, left, who had lung cancer, is backing the campaign, as are Ricky Gervais and Jenny Frost, who lost their mothers to the disease

Bad cough is lung cancer's main symptom, highlights campaign

It is Britain’s most lethal cancer but most people do not know the principal symptom that may indicate its presence.

You, By Joanna Briscoe

The trials of rural bohemia was the subject matter for Briscoe's debut Mothers and Other Lovers. Here she returns to the West Country with a windswept tale of inter-generational strife and two life-changing affairs. It's one of those rare reads that lures you into its world and won't let you go.

Scientists hail revolutionary breast cancer breakthrough

A dramatic breakthrough in breast cancer research will lead to a revolution in the way the disease will be diagnosed and treated in years to come, leading cancer specialists said yesterday.

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A dramatic breakthrough in breast cancer research will lead to a revolution in the way the disease will be diagnosed and treated in years to come, leading specialists said yesterday.

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It is now more than 30 years since scientists discovered the first 'tumor suppressor' gene

Breast cancer drug Avastin 'not effective' says Nice

A drug will not be available to treat breast cancer on the NHS after it was unclear whether it improved survival rates, a watchdog said today.

Three times more alcohol is now consumed in the UK per head than in the 1950s and it is estimated to cause 30,000 to 40,000 deaths a year

Cancer warning for women who like a glass of wine or three

Study shows that those who enjoy wine with dinner are putting their lives at risk

Credit card refund for PIP breast implants

A woman who was given PIP breast implants that ruptured has recouped the full cost of the surgery from her credit card company.

Kylie Minogue raises alarm over 'online stalker'

Pop princess Kylie Minogue “alerted” police after she was targeted by an online stalker.

Runcie rehearses for a concert at King's School, Canterbury in 1980. She was also an 'inspirational' piano teacher

Lady Runcie: Independent-minded wife of Robert Runcie

Lady Rosalind Runcie, widow of the late Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Runcie, was a warm-hearted, irrepressible woman who was determined not to be pigeon-holed as a traditional "clergy wife".

Letters: Skills crisis in NHS chemotherapy

This Government has frequently denied planning to privatise the NHS (letters, 5 January). There are many examples that disprove their view, including the arrangements for the provision of chemotherapy.

Test 'could spare women chemotherapy'

Almost half of women with the most common form of early breast cancer could be spared chemotherapy thanks to a genetic test, research suggests.

Giuliana Rancic to undergo double mastectomy

Giuliana Rancic is to undergo a double mastectomy. 

Call for arrest of Bush rejected

Calls by Amnesty International to arrest George W Bush on torture charges have been dismissed by the Zambian government.

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