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The estate agent Savills' 25,000 staff worldwide are set to share more than £100m in bonuses this year after the property consultant's profits jumped.

Builders shake off the gloom in London with surge of offices

London has seen a surge in building work in the past six months, despite the UK's slide back into recession as developers look to cash in on a shortage of office space, according to new research.

Big projects bring London alive

London has seen a surge in building work in the past six months despite the UK's slide back into recession, as developers look to cash in on a shortage of office space.

Helen Grant: firm principles

Dr Helen Grant: Medical expert who warned about BSE

Helen Grant was a pugnacious fighter when it came to taking on the government and the boxing fraternity. She encountered opposition from both when she tried to warn of the dangers of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, or BSE, crossing over to humans from animals, and of the long-term damage caused to the brain by boxing.

NHS trusts fear they will run out of cash, says study

The number of NHS trusts that believe they will face severe financial pressures next year has almost doubled, according to a new report.

Care home in 'Panorama' investigation to close

A care home near Bristol where members of staff were filmed abusing vulnerable adult patients is to close on Friday, its owners have said.

Labour MP dies in hospital

Politicians have paid tribute to the former Scotland Office minister David Cairns, who has died aged 44.

Revered Indian guru hospitalised

Revered Hindu holy man Sathya Sai Baba has been hospitalised and put on breathing support.

Two held after eight pupils shot by airgun

Eight pupils were injured when an air weapon was fired near a school yesterday.

Dewani in hospital after 'drug reaction'

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani was admitted to hospital after reacting to medication, his family has said, contradicting rumours he had attempted suicide.

Government urged to tackle drink-related hospital cases

Hospital admissions due to alcohol could rise more than a third by 2015, a report says.

NHS is facing 'toughest year in its history'

Next year could be the "toughest" the NHS has faced in its 62-year history, hospital managers have warned the Government.

Gas explosion destroys four houses and leaves 15 injured

A survivor spoke of the horrific explosion which flattened four houses and injured 15 people when a suspected gas blast tore through his home.

Baroness Thatcher taken to hospital for flu treatment

Baroness Thatcher has been admitted to hospital after failing to recover from an infection.

Lady Thatcher admitted to hospital

David Cameron wished Baroness Thatcher a "speedy recovery" tonight after she was taken to hospital suffering from an infection.



Women wrongly told unborn babies were dead

Hospital bosses have apologised after two pregnant women were wrongly told that their unborn babies were dead during routine scans, it was disclosed today.

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