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'Concealed' drug trial data putting lives at risk

Patients' lives are being put at risk and public money wasted on ineffective medicines because researchers are concealing the results of clinical trials amid a "culture of haphazard publication and incomplete data disclosure".

MARK NEARY: His life became a nightmare as he fought a long battle with Hillingdon Council

Appeals soar after secret courts are opened to public

Deprivation of liberty orders are contested following campaign by The Independent

Hospitals' dementia care criticised

A "significant improvement" is needed in the way hospitals deliver care to people with dementia, according to a report.

Haunted Child, Royal Court, London (3/5)

Actors are required to do some rum things in the line of duty.

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Death toll from Sydney nursing home fire continues to rise

Every day the death toll rises from a catastrophic blaze at a Sydney nursing home; last night it stood at nine. And every day the grief deepens, along with the sense of disbelief: how could anyone inflict such suffering on the elderly and infirm and their families?

'Demented' Craig Levein almost quit Scotland job

Craig Levein has revealed he was ready to quit the Scotland job after only three months in the post.

Profit and Loss, By Leontia Flynn

The sum of all her tears

The Long Goodbye, By Meghan O'Rourke

Oh, what a beautiful mourning

Rioters 'demented' says Boris Johnson

London mayor Boris Johnson described the actions of rioters who prevented firefighters from reaching burning buildings earlier this week as "demented" today.

Worried you’ll get Alzheimer’s? Then follow these seven steps

Of the seven factors, low education and and lack of mental stimulation are considered the most significant

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

Gove's GCSE targets will hurt gifted pupils, claims Tory MP

Schools will ignore gifted pupils and those with special needs as a result of a new government target for ranking them, the Conservative chairman of the influential Commons select committee on education said yesterday.

Dominic Lawson: A modest proposal for the benefit of the elderly

In Trollope's novel, the president of Brittanula believes that compulsory euthanasia at the age of 67 will solve all his nation's future problems of poverty

How to protect your finances with a power of attorney

What happens if you are left unable to make decisions for yourself? Kate Hughes looks at ways to provide for family if tragedy befalls
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Abuse - and the hell that follows

James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine