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Is Anti-Virus John McAfee in Guatemala?

Gawker reports disapprovingly on "tits-and-drugs rag Vice" accidentally revealing the location of on-the-run John McAfee, the 67-year-old founder of the antivirus company, who has been in hiding since his neighbour was murdered last month.

Parcel firm DPD creates 1,500 jobs

Up to 1,500 new UK jobs are set to be created as part of £175 million expansion plans by parcel delivery company DPD.

I GPS tracked my wife, and it didn't feel good

As new gadgets are released that make it easier to track loved ones, the New York Times's Farhad Manjoo asks if we're in for a wave of family snooping. To see how it felt, he slipped a GPS tracker into his wife's car, another into his 2-year-old's diaper bag, and one more into his parents' vehicle for good measure.

NHS watchdog severely reprimands Serco - a private company providing out of hours GP services in Cornwall

An NHS watchdog has severely reprimanded a private company providing out of hours GP services in Cornwall which was short of staff, provided inadequate training, left patients facing long waits and manipulated its results.

Life expectancy variations revealed

English people will live longer than their Scottish neighbours, newly published statistics show.

Hamish Meldrum: He fears that more strikes will leave the BMA isolated

Head of doctors union warns profession will lose patients’ trust if GPs and hospital doctors strike again

The head of Britain’s doctors union today warned that the profession will lose patients’ trust if GPs and hospital doctors strike again in their dispute with the Government over pensions.

Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach, By Jean Sprackland

Under a poet's eyes, the sands of Liverpool Bay yield treasures of natural and human history.

NHS 111 rollout deadline relaxed

Doctors' leaders have welcomed a move by the Government to relax the deadline for the rollout of a new number for non-emergency services.

Cuts to low-level care 'will cost billions in long term'

The Government’s “dangerous” and “short-sighted” cuts to home-based care for the elderly is a “false economy” which has put lives at risk and cost the NHS billions of pounds, a new study claims.

Doctors' surgeries to get scores

A new points scoring system will allow patients to assess how good their doctors' surgeries are.

Doctors back action in pensions row

Doctors are to take industrial action for the first time in almost 40 years in protest at the Government's controversial pension reforms.

Heather Roberts, 57, pictured with her daughter Frances, 27: 'It was frustrating that it was such a hard fight to be diagnosed'

Most GPs can't recognise signs of Alzheimer's

Early treatment alleviates symptoms but only 37 per cent of doctors are trained to identify it

Up to 40,000 foxes live in Britain’s cities, or around 15 per cent of the UK total

TV study of the urban fox is bigger than Big Brother eviction night

A new TV programme tracking urban foxes has been a surprise hit

Hedge fund boss to cut LightSquared role

The hedge fund manager Philip Falcone has agreed to scale back his role at the tottering wireless internet venture LightSquared as he fights to save the company from bankruptcy.

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China's influence on fashion

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It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

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UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

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'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

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