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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The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them altogether

Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them

Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
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Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on