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Sell! Sell! Sell! - The buy-out boys are back

The buy-out boys are back – and they're champing at the bit to take their firms public. Who will be first?

Last night's television: Proof that size is everything

Hung, More4<br/> Modern family, Sky One<br/> Curb your enthusiasm, More4

Shingles increases risk of stroke by a third

Having shingles can increase the risk of a stroke by almost a third, research has shown.

Your Questions: Can cats get dandruff?

Q. My lovely black cat has started to get white flakes all over his fur. Could it be dandruff? Can cats get it? Benjamin, via e-mail

Exposure to sun 'may help people with cancer survive'

Sunbathing warnings may have been too simplistic, say scientists

The ten best organic skincare

Chosen by Beth Dadswell

Michael Jackson burial delayed

Michael Jackson's family yesterday delayed his burial by five days as a judge ruled that a touring show of his memorabilia could go on and police raided another pharmacy in their ongoing probe of his sudden death.

Jackson doctor 'to face manslaughter charge'

Michael Jackson's personal physician will be charged with manslaughter within the next two weeks, it was reported today.

Letters: Police overtime

Overtime 'bonanza' means overworked police

When life's an itch: How doctors are finding a cure for itching

It's had doctors scratching their heads for years. Now at last we're getting closer to understanding this maddening sensation &ndash; and finding a cure. Enjoli Liston reports

Jackson mother named as children's guardian

Michael Jackson's mother will become the permanent guardian of the star's three children, a court ruled last night.

Hit & Run: Why Coldplay really are yellow

Having watched arch rival Family Guy clean up at the recent Emmy nominations, Simpsons fans now have further reason to despair with the announcement that Coldplay (right) are to guest star in an episode from the upcoming 21st series, screening this autumn.

Sunbeds 'raise risk of skin cancer by 75%'

The Government could review laws on sunbeds after a report revealed that the tanning machines can increase the risk of skin tumours by 75 per cent.

The ten best destinations to escape the British crowds this summer

While some people find comfort in being amongst their own kind whilst on holiday, if you really want to experience the genuine food, culture and customs of the country you are visiting, you'll need to look beyond the British enclaves.

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

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In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
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Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
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The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

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People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

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Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
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Paul Scholes column

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
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Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

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Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
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