Six NHS trusts have “persistently” high death rates for patients who die in hospital or within 30 days of discharge, according to new data.
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Friday 05 October 2012
Sheffield United were given a good going-over by a bruising Hartlepool side in midweek and Leyton Orient can benefit from the knock-on effects by beating the battle-weary Blades at Brisbane Road on Saturday. Take the 5/2 about the Londoners prevailing.
Thursday 04 October 2012
He was in his element at conferences, juggling stories for different BBC news outlets
Monday 01 October 2012
He championed free speech and his stance on editorial independence made him a hero
Thursday 27 September 2012
Colchester have confirmed Joe Dunne as the club's permanent manager following the dismissal of John Ward last weekend.
Monday 27 August 2012
Police searching for a lion in Essex said today they were taking the hunt seriously.
Saturday 18 August 2012
In a bleak season, some beacons of hope shine for Surrey. Two left-handers, both Surrey-born, combined to set a partnership record with a century apiece at The Oval yesterday to give their side at least a chance of easing their relegation fears with a win over their nearest neighbours.
Sunday 12 August 2012
British competitor takes four hours to finish but wows the crowd
Sunday 12 August 2012
To get to Beth Chatto's house you turn down an unremarkable lane just near a petrol station in the heart of Essex. Here is the celebrated gardener's residence itself: a white suburban bungalow that sits plump on well-mown green turf. And though it's signposted well, it remains a surprising prologue to one of Britain's most interesting and exotically original gardens.
Tuesday 31 July 2012
A guard of honour was formed at the funeral today of a police officer who was shot dead as he tried to stop a gunman.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
The suspect who is thought to have shot dead an off-duty policeman who tried to intervene in a violent neighbourhood dispute shunned guns while working as a volunteer at a clay pigeon club, it emerged today.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Seriously-injured paratrooper Ben Parkinson was greeted like a rock star today when he carried the Olympic Torch with thousands of people willing him on.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
The British Museum is set to loan out valuable treasures, including a Roman bronze of Herakles, to sites around the country as part of what it has dubbed the “Spotlight Tours” to bring them to as many people as possible. This is expected to pave the way to more local partnerships with major galleries and museums.
Monday 26 March 2012
Former Commons leader Lord Newton of Braintree has died at the age of 74, his family announced today.
Saturday 17 March 2012
Friday 20 January 2012
A warm welcome, good food and a fine ale can make living in a commuter village about more than just motorway links and train connections, says Ruth Bloomfield
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
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New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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