Life and Style Michael Mosley holding up a piece of human tapeworm as Mosley lived with tapeworms in his guts for six weeks for a documentary

It's a documentary that promises to be fascinating – but you'd be well-advised not to watch it over dinner.

Critic of Health Bill claims Lansley 'smear'

An NHS chief who spoke out against the Government's controversial Health Bill last night claimed he had been the target of political "smears" by Andrew Lansley's department.

Owen Farrell, England’s only kicker today, gets used to the Twickenham conditions yesterday

Farrell factor offers threat to favourites

Wales arrive at red-rose HQ in great shape but are still wary of hosts' father-and-son combination

Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has denied that he opposed the health reforms

Hague to attend protest rally over health cuts

The Government's controversial health reforms suffered another setback yesterday when the president of the Liberal Democrats said his party should have killed them off last year.

Leading article: A new start for the health watchdog

The resignation of the chief executive of the Care Quality Commission comes not a moment too soon. Indeed, we would argue that Cynthia Bower should rightly have been sacked several times already, given the litany of scandals that has beset the health and social care watchdog during her years at the helm.

David Gower at his care home in Luton. 'The system needs to be better funded,' he says

Fragmented care system is failing elderly, MPs warn

Select Committee urges integration of health, care and housing budgets to protect the vulnerable

Mark Schwarzer – Fulham
With Arsenal being continuously linked with the Australian stopper in the past few years, the January window remains an unlikely period for Mark Schwarzer to leave Craven Cottage. It seems Fulham will not let the 39-year-old leave without an organised replacement, and with Wojciech Szczesny consolidating the number one spot at the Emirates, Schwarzer may have to look elsewhere in the summer.

Mark Schwarzer extends Fulham deal with 2014 aim

The Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has agreed a contract extension to keep him at Craven Cottage until summer next year. The Australia international, 39, also wants to become one of the oldest footballers to have played at the World Cup.

PM scrubs up well

David Cameron sought to pass a health check while visiting Salford Royal Hospital in Greater Manchester.

TXA is used to treat wounded soldiers in Afghanistan

From Afghanistan to the ambulance: the warzone drug that will save hundreds of lives

The first drug approved under new 'medicines innovation scheme', TXA can stem fatal bleeding

Win a Le Creuset casserole set

Le Creuset cast iron is synonymous with high-quality cookware and has forged an unrivalled reputation for its manufacturing techniques.

Michael Collins: All huddled together under one roof

It was Labour who demolished a fair letting system for council houses

Small Talk: Fiberweb cleans up its balance sheet

The hygiene unit sale will rid Fiberweb of its debt burden, which was £145m in October

A child carrying water through the Kifumbira slum in Kampala, Uganda, where sanitation is scarce

World's poor to wait '200 years' for sanitation

WaterAid charity says global efforts to increase access to clean water ignore those most in need

New faces on the Pakistani version of Sesame Street

Sesame Street, brought to you by the letter P for Pakistan

No place for Big Bird or the Cookie Monster as US funds a version of the show in Islamabad

World population set to pass the 7bn mark

Africa will struggle to escape from poverty and hunger this century because its rapidly expanding population will continue to grow significantly faster than any other region of the world, says a United Nations report.

Sell-by dates to be canned in war on wasted food

Sell-by dates will be removed from food products under plans to be announced today by the Environment Secretary, Caroline Spelman.

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

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A cup of tea is every worker's right

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Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
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Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London