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.

The Sketch: A peer well qualified on pitfalls at the workplace

Tobias Ellwood said something interesting and that's got to be worth a quid. He's that nice, dim-looking Tory, with a bit of an undershot face, looks a bit like a clever Toby Perkins. He said: "Mr Speaker, you are an anecdote to verbal diarrhoea."

E.coli butcher 'sold rotten meat for years'

A butcher at the centre of a fatal E.coli outbreak which claimed the life of a five-year-old boy sold rotten meat for years before the tragedy, an inquest heard today.

Mountains of rubbish return to plague Naples

The streets of Naples are again piled high with stinking rubbish, threatening a public health crisis in the southern Italian city and further ratcheting up the pressure on Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Peacekeepers 'brought cholera to Haiti'

United Nations reluctantly agrees to investigate convincing claims Nepalese troops imported disease

Cholera may have arrived on island 'years ago' from Asia

Medical briefing

Hopes fade of avoiding epidemic as cholera hits Port-au-Prince

Hopes of stopping Haiti's cholera outbreak from turning into an epidemic were fading yesterday, as the disease has begun to infect residents of the densely populated tent cities of Port-au-Prince, where more than a million homeless people are still living as a result of January's earthquake.

Dexter Dalwood: A brush with death

From Kurt Cobain's greenhouse to Sharon Tate's living room, Dexter Dalwood's paintings are haunted by mortality. Peter York delights in the morbid brilliance of this year's favourite for the Turner Prize

School toilets are 'disgusting', say pupils

One in four secondary pupils think their school toilets are "disgusting" and 36 per cent believe they are never clean, according to research published yesterday.

India breathes sigh of relief as Games conclude

The most controversial Commonwealth Games of recent years were officially concluded last night in a powerful, sometimes nationalistic ceremony in Delhi in front of a stadium of roaring spectators.

Christina Patterson: Why Tory realism's going down a treat

What people want is a roll-your-sleeves-up kind of government that knows what it's doing. And it looks as though they are getting it

Tom Sutcliffe: Don't put your novel on the stage

The week in culture

Men in white coats return to the nation's hospital wards

The doctor's white coat, thought to have been consigned to history as outdated, intimidating for patients and an infection risk, is making a comeback.

University heads warn of a new scientific 'brain drain'

University vice-chancellors and the president of the Royal Society called on the Government yesterday to save British science from swingeing budget cuts, or risk a new "brain drain" of the best scientists.

Commonwealth Games crisis eases

The Commonwealth Games appeared to be pulled back from the brink of collapse today after the Scotland and Wales teams announced they had been heartened by the latest developments in New Delhi.

Games chief flies in for summit with Indian leader

The head of the international organisation that controls the Commonwealth Games is today to arrive in Delhi for face-to-face crisis talks with India's Prime Minister in an attempt to salvage a situation rapidly descending into chaos and farce.

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Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
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Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

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Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
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Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable