Voices Little security: rents are the biggest factor in the cost of living crisis

If we don't like rich landlords then we can raise taxes on the rich generally, but it will be a brave politician who suggests it

Second Yosemite National Park visitor dies of rodent-borne illness

A second person has died of a rare, rodent-borne disease after visiting Yosemite National Park earlier this summer and park officials warned past visitors to be aware of some flu-like aches and symptoms.

Two held over Notting Hill Carnival stabbings

Two men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder yesterday after the most serious bout of violence to hit this year's Notting Hill Carnival.

Great Britain Paralympian Charlotte Henshaw and teammates during a training session at the Aquatics Centre in Stratford

Made in Britain: How the Paralympic ideal was born

At an NHS hospital 64 years ago, a doctor had a revolutionary idea. Peter Popham tells a story that began at Stoke Mandeville

Fraser and his sons Ewen, five, and Jamie, two

Loch Gairloch canoe tragedy claims four as little girl dies

Man still missing after he and his children were swept away on a Scottish loch on Sunday

Marmite 'may help fight superbug'

A Marmite ingredient could help doctors defeat the MRSA superbug, research suggests.

NHS paying huge price for missed appointments

One in 10 health appointments were missed last year, costing the NHS millions of pounds and delaying treatment for others, figures suggest.

Oliver Wright: No simple remedy for the big healthcare dilemma

How much are treatments worth to us as a society and are we happy to pay for them?
Joe Ansbro, the London Irish centre, has a serious spinal injury

Joe Ansbro suffers broken neck in pre-season game

If the point of pre-season warm-up matches is to help players hit their optimum fitness levels ahead of a new campaign, things are not going to plan amongst the Premiership fraternity.

Johnny Hallyday 'stable' after heart problems

The veteran French pop star, Johnny Hallyday, 69, was said to be "stable" last night after being flown by helicopter to a hospital in the French west indies suffering from an excessively fast heart-beat.

Third child dies in Loch Gairloch canoe tragedy

A five-year-old girl who was rescued from a sea loch after a canoe accident has died in hospital - the third child to die in the tragedy.

German postal service issue circumcision stamp amid heated debate

The German postal service is set to issue a stamp reminding Germans that 2,000 years ago Jesus underwent circumcision as an eight-day-old baby, a ritual religious practice that a German court has controversially banned in part of the country.

Gavin Henson: Was injured in the first minute of a pre-season game

Gavin Henson's comeback delayed by fracture

The London Welsh centre Gavin Henson is expected to be sidelined for six weeks after fracturing his cheekbone during Saturday's pre-season friendly defeat against Llanelli Scarlets.

Cyclist critical after van crash

A cyclist is fighting for his life after crashing into a Ford Transit van.

Duke of Edinburgh makes first public appearance since being discharged from hospital after bladder infection recurrence

The Duke of Edinburgh has made his first public appearance since being discharged from hospital last week.

Elvis Presley's soiled underwear expected to fetch £10,000 at auction

The King's briefs are to go on sale at an auction of Elvis Presley pop memorabilia.

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Hollande's vanity project is on a high-speed track to the middle of nowhere

Vanity project on a high-speed track to nowhere

France’s TGV network has become mired in controversy
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Alexander Armstrong on insulting Mary Berry, his love of 'Bargain Hunt', and life as a llama farmer

Alexander Armstrong on insulting Mary Berry and his love of 'Bargain Hunt'

From Armstrong and Miller to Pointless
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Sanchez helps Gunners hold on

Olivier Giroud's moment of madness nearly costs them
A Christmas without hope: Fears grow in Gaza that the conflict with Israel will soon reignite

Christmas without hope

Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

The 'Black Museum'

After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review
Chilly Christmas: Swimmers take festive dip for charity

Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect