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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.

Moss recovers following lift accident

Motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has undergone surgery in a London hospital after suffering multiple injuries when a lift malfunctioned at his Mayfair home.

Heart surgeon quits hospital in children's deaths probe

The surgeon who operated on four children who died after undergoing heart surgery at a leading hospital is leaving his post, it was confirmed today.

Hurry Down Sunshine: A Father's Memoir of Love and Madness, By Michael Greenberg

What happens, wonders Michael Greenberg, when one's vitality grows so powerful that, instead of flourishing, one eats oneself alive? Greenberg believes that this happened to his 15-year-old daughter. In 1996, Sally Greenberg was diagnosed with manic depression and – after a spell of feverish insomniac nights writing sonnets – was hospitalised. Language, once a blessing, became her curse. She could no longer express herself coherently, her linguistic breakdown mirroring her psychological disintegration.

Wrong body cremated after mortuary mix-up

Legal action was launched today by the family of a 95-year-old woman whose body was cremated by mistake following a mix-up at a hospital mortuary.

Andy Burnham

In the IoS Diary last week we said that Andy Burnham hadn't been to visit Stafford hospital since he took over as Health Secretary in June. But in fact he visited Stafford hospital on July 21st . We apologise to him for our error.

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The soloists excel in ENO's new staging of a Christmas warhorse, but the chorus is unfashionably cumbersome

Footballer dies during routine training session

A United Arab Emirates footballer collapsed and died during a routine training session after suffering a massive heart attack yesterday.

'All white staff' request refused for birth

A pregnant woman in labour arrived at a hospital and asked for an all-white team of staff to deliver her baby, it was confirmed today.

Fertility clinics' success rate hits new high

Fertility clinics have raised their success rates to record levels, despite an increase in the age of women treated. Almost one in four cycles of treatment (23.7 per cent) resulted in a live birth in 2007, up from 21.6 per cent in 2005 and 15 per cent in 1995.

Borthwick faces month on sidelines

Steve Borthwick is expected to be sidelined for up to a month after a kick to the face from Gloucester hooker Olivier Azam left him with "extreme swelling" around his right eye.

Manchester City's Ireland cleared after hospital visit

Stephen Ireland has been given the all-clear after being taken to hospital last night following Manchester City's Carling Cup win over Fulham.

Mystery of burnt man found naked in road

Police were trying to discover today how a man came to be found naked and severely burnt in a road.

Moped taken from fatal crash site

Thieves may have stolen a moped shortly after its teenage rider crashed and suffered fatal head injuries.

Boy killed at clinic for internet addicts

A teenager was allegedly beaten to death in a camp designed to treat internet addiction.

Reports of IVF errors on the rise

The number of IVF blunders reported by fertility clinics has more than doubled in the four years since an official report criticised safeguards in place.

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