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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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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment