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

Health Update: HRT warning

WOMEN on hormone replacement therapy may still not be getting enough oestrogen to prevent brittle bone disease, doctors from Llandough Hospital, South Glamorgan, warn in the British Medical Journal. They say that the oestrogen content of certain HRT preparations is below the dose thought most effective in preventing the disease.

Hospitals alert

Hospitals in Birmingham and parts of London have declared a 'yellow alert' over bed shortages after 'an unprecedented run of extremely high levels of emergency medical and surgical admissions'. A yellow alert allows hospitals to delay non- urgent cases.

Bart's denies threat of financial collapse

A REPORT that St Bartholomew's hospital in east London is on the brink of financial collapse was strenuously denied yesterday by its chief executive, who said it was offering the most cost-effective service in the North East Thames region.

First transplant of small bowel

The first small intestine transplant in Europe has been carried out at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. The recipient, a married man in his thirties, is now in intensive care. His condition is said to be stable.

Letter: Barts' need for a captain at the helm

Sir: Averil King (letters, 27 October) wonders if the coincidence of Professor Mike Besser's appointment as chief executive at Barts and an advertisement for the post is 'symptomatic of the state of the hospital'. Yes, but not in the way implied.

Hospital hate mail inquiry

Two former senior police officers have been asked to conduct an inquiry into a 'stream of hateful literature' said to have been displayed and distributed inside Ashworth special hospital on Merseyside, which houses many criminally insane patients.

Rave death

Tests were being done on the body of Robert Jeffrey, 17, an army private who died in hospital after a rave event in Micheldever, Hampshire, to see if he had taken the drug ecstasy.

Pope recovering

ROME (Reuter) - The Pope, looking thinner and paler, left hospital for a period of convalescence, 13 days after undergoing surgery to remove a benign intestinal tumour.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee