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Six NHS trusts have “persistently” high death rates for patients who die in hospital or within 30 days of discharge, according to new data.

Killer on the run after escaping while on day release

A prisoner serving a life sentence for murder is on the run after he disappeared while on day release.

Revoe Primary School in Blackpool, Lancashire

Head and five teachers suspended at Blackpool school over responses to 'challenging behaviour'

A headteacher and five members of teaching staff at a primary school have been suspended amid concerns over the wellbeing of pupils.

New horizons: David Bentley had a frustrating time at Spurs

Tottenham loan David Bentley to Blackburn Rovers

Out-of-favour midfielder eligible to play against former club Arsenal tomorrow

British broadcaster Stuart Hall has been charged with one offence of rape and 14 offences of indecent assault

Stuart Hall vows to 'regain his reputation' as he faces sex offence allegations

The veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has vowed to 'regain his reputation' as he faces sex offence allegations.

Sasha Marsden, 16, was found in a rear alley behind a bed and breakfast hotel in Blackpool on Thursday night.

Man still held over Blackpool teen murder

Sasha Marsden died as a result of 'significant stab wounds'

OFT crackdown shuts three debt firms

Three debt-management firms have been shut in the latest crackdown on the sector by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

Mother jailed for killing baby with five-stone television when high on heroin

A woman who killed her four-month-old son when she knocked a five-stone television set on to his head while she was high on drink and drugs has been jailed for 15 months.

Professor Peter Walsh: Authority in medieval Latin

Professor Peter Walsh: Authority in medieval Latin

One of that generation of post-war intellectuals who rose to the top of the academic tree in spite of humble childhood circumstances, Peter Walsh was a Latinist of huge range – the author of definitive studies of texts from the classical period, but also a scholar and translator who specialised in medieval Latin.

Talking a walk

Flood warning follows snow chaos as drivers spend the night stranded on the M6 motorway

A mountain rescue team had to dig an ambulance out of snow overnight

North of England 'needs major derelict home refurbishment drive to kick-start stalled economic recovery'

Influential think tank says work should begin in struggling towns and cities including Burnley, Bradford, Hull and Blackpool with large concentrations of crumbling properties

Michael Appleton: expected to be announced as the new Blackburn Rovers manager

Michael Appleton set to take charge at Blackburn Rovers

Blackpool boss set to make switch

Blind stroke victim to make compensation claim after being Tasered by police who mistook his white stick for samurai sword

A blind stroke victim who was Tasered by police, after they allegedly mistook his white stick for a samurai sword, is lodging a claim for compensation from the Lancashire Constabulary.

A police officer with a Taser weapon

Blind man seeks compensation for police Taser mistake

A blind stroke victim has issued a compensation claim after he was shot in the back with a 50,000-volt Taser stun gun by a police officer who mistook his white stick for a samurai sword.

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Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
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'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

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The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

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Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
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Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

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Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

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