News Undated handout photos issued by the Home Office of brothers Istvan Toth (left) and Peter Toth as Home Office immigration enforcement crime investigators have issued an appeal for information about the Hungarian nationals, who are charged in connection with an investigation into the trafficking of women for the purposes of prostitution

Two brothers set to stand trial next month for alleged sex trafficking offences have gone missing.

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You recover your health, they recover their costs

A new report suggests that pay beds could help to secure the future of the NHS. Paul Gosling reports

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Welcome back to Britain

This was the long, hot summer that should have broken records for British resorts. So did it? We asked traders in six of the UK's leading resorts if 1995 was good for them. By Simon Calder

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REVIEWS Hundreds of characters and only five jokes. Jasper Rees is not amused

Why not exercise a little restraint?: Hello sir, here for your fitting? Mark Simpson visits Fetters, a shop which offers the very best in fetish tailoring and leather gear

Fetters is the Savile Row of sado-masochist finery, the place the deeply committed turn to for their bondage and discipline needs.

Baby died after safety gate fall

Clifford Fincham died after pulling the frame of a child safety gate from a door, falling over backwards and suffering head injuries, a Southwark inquest was told yesterday.

Obituary: Pat Nye

Patricia Nye, actress: born London 11 February 1908; OBE (Mil) 1946; died Richmond, Surrey 11 April 1994.

The Things I've Seen: Margate Scenic Railway

WE WENT to Margate and the sun came out. At the Dreamland amusement park, other people endured the thrills of the Looping Star and the Big Splash; we queued for the Scenic Railway.

Cannabis found on 'Mary Celeste' boat

CUSTOMS officials are investigating the Mary Celeste- type mystery of a crewless cabin cruiser found drifting in the English Channel yesterday with cannabis worth about pounds 250,000 on board, writes Graham Moorby.

Weapons haul

Police seized an arsenal of weapons including machetes, daggers, a sword and two pistols after a three-hour seige at a house in Margate, Kent. Three people were being questioned.

Survivors speak of tragedy at fun-fair: Steel hoop 'had collapsed into path of Water Chute car'

ONE of the survivors of yesterday's accident at a South Wales amusement park said he saved himself from serious injury by ducking below the collapsed lighting gantry.

Charges dropped in rape case

Rape charges against two boys aged 10 and 11 are to be dropped because of insufficient evidence, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Boys 'raped girl'

Two boys aged 10 and 11 appeared before a juvenile court accused of raping a five- year-old girl. The boys, who are also accused of committing an act of gross indecency, were remanded on unconditional bail at Margate Juvenile Court, Kent.

Helper turned victim

A man who stopped to give assistance at the scene of a car crash in Margate, Kent, in which two men died, had his car stolen by another casualty. The injured driver later gave himself up and was arrested.
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Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona - seven nights from £999pp
Lake Maggiore, Orta and the Matterhorn – seven nights from £899pp
Sicily – seven nights from £939pp
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples - seven nights from £799pp
Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
Mary Rose – two nights from £319pp
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?