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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.

Father and daughter die in Essex village

A father and daughter died after being found with serious injuries in a detached house in a village yesterday.

Hospital plasters little girl's wrong arm

A hospital apologised today and launched an investigation after medical staff plastered the wrong arm of a two-year-old girl.

Surgical kits contaminated with human flesh

Operations at two hospitals were suspended after surgical kits were found to be contaminated with human flesh.

Man in hospital after pub shooting

A man was recovering in hospital today after a gangland-style shooting in a bar.

Hospital must close surgery

The paediatric heart surgery unit at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford will not resume surgery until it improves, a report said yesterday.

Five men wounded in shooting

An investigation was under way today after five men sustained gunshot wounds during a shooting incident, police said.

Hospital criticised for not treating 'deteriorating' baby

A hospital maternity unit scrutinised after the deaths of two baby girls was again in the spotlight when a coroner said heart monitoring had "failed" to trigger concerns about a boy who died within a day of being born brain damaged.

Three in court over stabbing of young mother

Three people will appear in court today in connection with the death of a mother of four.

Man shot dead outside home

A murder inquiry was launched today after a man was gunned down outside his home in broad daylight.

Inquiry into C.diff outbreak to begin

The first phase of an inquiry into a hospital bug outbreak which claimed 18 lives will get under way today.

An Empty Death, By Laura Wilson

London, 1944. Doodlebugs rain from the sky. Yet something resembling normal life goes on; hospitals have to be run, and crimes have to be solved. DI Ted Stratton is called to investigate the death of a doctor, and it soon turns into a murder enquiry. Then a nurse at the same hospital is found strangled. Then a pathologist is killed.

Hospital infection data is made public

People will be able to check the weekly MRSA and Clostridium difficile rates at their local hospital from next month, the Government has announced.

Hospital launches probe into 'missed' fractures

Complaints were made against hospital staff who apparently failed to spot fractures, a health trust said today.

Man fights for life after stabbing

A man was in a "life threatening" condition in hospital today and two of his friends injured after they were was stabbed in the street, police said.

Man left infertile after wrong testicle removed

A man was left infertile after surgeons botched an operation on his testicle.

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Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

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Want to change the world? Just sign here

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Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

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A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

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Which animals are nearly extinct?

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12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

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Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

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Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London