Asthma inhalers made at GSK’s plant in Ware

GSK to publish clinical trial data for drugs

Pharmaceutical giant shocks medical world by opting to reveal findings of all tests on patients

It's not our libraries' responsibility to help the mentally ill. It's the Government's

News that GPs will prescribe books to help those suffering from mental health problems is a smokescreen - the Coalition is failing the most vulnerable

Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee An account of the author’s formative years growing up in a village in the Cotswolds after the First World War, and an encounter with the young temptress Rosie Burdock.

The medicinal power of literature: Books on prescription to be introduced

'Mood boosting' poetry and novels to be recommended by GPs

Why the BBC’s decision to muzzle the Major was far from Fawlty

The broadcaster must think of its audience over "completist" concerns. Plus, the joys of an underwhelming exhibit at the British Library

Researchers at the University of Manchester’s John Rylands Library have stumbled upon a treasure trove of works by poet and artist William Blake.

Hundreds of lost William Blake etchings discovered at a Manchester Library

Researchers at the University of Manchester’s John Rylands Library have stumbled upon a treasure trove of works by poet and artist William Blake.

Daniel Radcliffe plays poet Allen Ginsberg on Kill Your Darlings in New York

Radcliffe ‘weirded out’ by media focus on gay sex scenes in new film

Actor says he found incessant questioning at the Sundance Film Festival ‘strange’

Scottish library offers pole-dancing lesson

Council bosses are staging a free pole-dancing class in a library in an attempt to persuade more people to use the service.

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Corelli at Christmas, Avison Ensemble, Rebecca Bottone, Kings Place, London

Soprano Rebecca Bottone is one of the most versatile performers on the operatic stage today. She gets her charisma from her father, the tenor Bonaventura Bottone, but her chameleon ability is all her own.

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography By John J Collins / The Essenes, the Scrolls and the Dead Sea By Joan E Taylor

For six decades, the enigmatic texts have excited and baffled seekers after the origins of faith

On the right track: visitors take in the sights of Oslo visit Norway

My life in travel: Kate Mosse

‘I love the relaxed attitude in Norway’

City leaders warn of crisis over cuts to funding

The leaders of seven major cities have warned that deprived areas face a “looming financial crisis” because of new austerity measures.

Book of a lifetime: Dusty Answer, By Rosamond Lehmann

Some books read early stay with you forever, that first dazzled encounter making such an impression that the texture of your life becomes part of the narrative. So, for me, 'Our Island Story' is about being nine and lying on a wall beside a swimming pool: a warm Pepsi with a straw in it, the smell of chlorine and pine trees.

The emperors strike back

The British have always had special regard for the Mughal Emperors, who ruled India from 1526 to 1858. They were intelligent, cultured and tough – all virtues in the eyes of Westerners who came to India, awestruck by the luxury of the imperial court and the extent of its conquests.

Unhappy 18th birthday: The teenage refugees who fear they'll be sent 'home'

Audio library highlights plight of youngsters who fled war zones when they reach adulthood in UK

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Sevenoaks is split over much-delayed decision on controversial grammar school annexe

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