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

How a family tree can save your life

Finding out which conditions afflicted our forebears can tell us more about the risks we face than expensive genetic tests. Hugh Wilson reports

Why rising cancer rates among over-45s are not all bad news

The risk of developing cancer in middle age has risen by almost a fifth within a generation, causing thousands more individuals to live under the burden of the diagnosis.

The Night Watch, BBC2, Tuesday<br/>Double Lesson, Channel 4, Friday

A Sarah Waters story told backwards is more doom than va-va-voom

Betty Ford, former first lady, dies at 93

Her openness about her problems means she has left an enduring legacy

Jennifer Aniston: The sex-mad dentist will see you now

After years of playing Rachel in Friends, followed by a never-ending stream of formulaic rom-coms, Jennifer Aniston tells Gill Pringle she has found a new drill

Cancer: 'The flaw in our family tree'

A faulty gene means Gaby Koppel carries a high risk of female cancers. Taking no chances, she's had her breasts and ovaries removed &ndash; but how can she help her children with the choices they face?

Michelle Brunner: Bridge player regarded as one of Britain's finest

Michelle Brunner's life revolved around bridge.

Christina Patterson: We can't keep paying people to be poor

It's very very hard for the people who will be poorer. But paying healthy people not to work doesn't help the healthy people

Urban Worrier, By Nick Thorpe

An angsty adventurer hits home

Doctor Ann McPherson: GP and activist who campaigned to change the law on assisted dying

When the actor Hugh Grant picked up the British Medical Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award for Medical Communication on behalf of Dr Ann McPherson, he described her as "part doctor, part campaigner, part stalker" for her subtle, persistent, and ultimately successful pursuit of his support, and said it was "a massive honour" for him to help pick up her award (which he did alongside Ann's husband, Klim).

Plastic fantastic: the life of Poly Styrene

Poly Styrene, the female punk musician whose band X-Ray Spex changed the direction of popular culture, has died from cancer at the age of 53.

Simple blood test could save hundreds from ovarian cancer

A £20 blood test given to women with suspected ovarian cancer could save hundreds of lives a year, experts said yesterday.

Punk icon Poly Styrene dies

Punk icon Poly Styrene has died at the age of 53.

Deborah Ross: Health scare stories can give you cancer

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Cancer recurrence linked to weight

Piling on the pounds increases the chances of breast cancer returning after treatment, a study has shown.

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Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

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In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

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Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness
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Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story
Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
Pot of gold: tasting the world’s most expensive tea

Pot of gold

Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
10 best wildlife-watching experiences: From hen harriers to porpoises

From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

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Nick Easter targeting World Cup place after England recall
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

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Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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