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Family of Maisha, who was 10 at the time, say they hope ‘lessons will have been learned’ from horrific case

Shona with Rainbow Trust support worker Val and her favourite toy, Hippo

Independent Appeal: 'It was Shona's last full day on earth and she had a wonderful time – it was such a blessing'

A family who received extra support when their daughter fell ill tell Luke Blackall how the Rainbow Trust can make a difference

Djokovic to be fit for World Tour Finals

Novak Djokovic looks likely to win his fitness battle to play at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, which start on Sunday. The world No 1, who pulled out of last week's Paris Masters with a shoulder injury, arrived in London on Tuesday and has been practising at the O2 Arena, the venue for the season-ending championships.

Lady Thatcher admitted to hospital

David Cameron wished Baroness Thatcher a "speedy recovery" tonight after she was taken to hospital suffering from an infection.



Father and daughter die in Essex village

A father and daughter died after being found with serious injuries in a detached house in a village yesterday.

Man in hospital after pub shooting

A man was recovering in hospital today after a gangland-style shooting in a bar.

An Empty Death, By Laura Wilson

London, 1944. Doodlebugs rain from the sky. Yet something resembling normal life goes on; hospitals have to be run, and crimes have to be solved. DI Ted Stratton is called to investigate the death of a doctor, and it soon turns into a murder enquiry. Then a nurse at the same hospital is found strangled. Then a pathologist is killed.

Hospital launches probe into 'missed' fractures

Complaints were made against hospital staff who apparently failed to spot fractures, a health trust said today.

Andy Burnham

In the IoS Diary last week we said that Andy Burnham hadn't been to visit Stafford hospital since he took over as Health Secretary in June. But in fact he visited Stafford hospital on July 21st . We apologise to him for our error.

Thatcher stays in hospital after fall

Baroness Thatcher is to remain in hospital for several days as a "precautionary measure" after breaking her arm in a fall.

Teenager stable after being shot in chest

A 14-year-old boy was in a stable condition in a hospital after being shot in the chest, police said today.

Wendy let him go, but Peter Pan is coming back for children

Few who as a child loved Peter Pan can have failed to wonder what became of the boy who didn't grow up when he waved Wendy goodbye and flew off into the London night that last time. They are about to find out.

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