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

From dolly to hospital trolley

A crowd rushing for "Tickle Me Elmo" dolls trampled a toy-store employee, sending the man to hospital. The store had a sale for 48 of the dolls, one of the hottest items in the US this Christmas.

Man 'died of rabies'

Post mortem examination results on a young man suspected to have died of rabies are due to be released today. The man had been admitted to Whittington Hospital, north London, and had died on Sunday at Coppetts Wood hospital.

Inquiries into escapes by sex offenders

Internal inquiries have been launched after two sex offenders escaped from community care facilities on the same day.

Patient stitched by teenager

Hospital administrators have begun an inquiry after a 17-year- old work experience student was allowed to stitch a patient's wounds on two occasions.

Family sues Jimmy's

Family sues Jimmy's

Funeral of boy in hospitals tragedy

Robert Benton, the 23-month-old boy who failed to recover from emergency surgery after he had been shunted between four West Midland hospitals in eight hours, was buried yesterday.

Winnie Mandela leaves hospital

Winnie Mandela leaves hospital

LETTER:Community care is best

From Mr David Mann and Mrs Daphne Mann

Hospital suite `better' for rape victims

A rape suite is to be built in a new hospital accident and emergency department in an attempt to improve the treatment and examination of victims.

24-hour help

IN HER article "No help in times of trauma" (4 December), Angela Neustatter reported on the terrors of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the apparent lack of emotional support available.

Clinic gunman loses first count

Pensacola - Paul Hill, 40, a former Presbyterian minister accused of shooting and killing a Florida abortion clinic doctor and an escort for patients, was the first person convicted under a new federal law making it a crime to block access to an abortion clinic. He was found guilty of three counts of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinics law and one of using a firearm in a violent crime. He is to go on trial in early next year on charges of murdering Dr John Britton and James Barrett outside The Ladies Centre in Pensacola. Reuter

Doctors' demo

DOCTORS who trained at St Bartholomew's in central London, which is threatened with closure, were urged to join forces to prevent the 'disgrace of the century' at a demonstration to mark the start of a campaign to save the 870-year-old hospital.

Heart hope

THE 62-year-old man given the world's first permanent mechanical 'heart' is out of intensive care. He received the device at Papworth Hospital, Cambs.

Hospital getting better

Work began on Barnet General Hospital's pounds 53m redevelopment in which the Accident and Emergency Unit will be refurbished and new wards built by late 1996.

Fire in flats

A woman was killed when she jumped from the 13th floor of a block of flats in Leyton, east London, after a suspected arson attack. A total of 10 people were treated in hospital for burns and smoke inhalation.
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With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

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America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

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Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

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Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

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Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

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