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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.

Murder probe after blaze girl dies

A murder investigation was launched today following the death of a 15-year-old girl who was seriously injured in a fire at her home.

'Routine operation' for Thatcher

Former prime minister Lady Thatcher will have a "routine" operation to insert a pin into her broken upper arm following a fall, her spokesman said today.

Thatcher stays in hospital after fall

Baroness Thatcher is to remain in hospital for several days as a "precautionary measure" after breaking her arm in a fall.

Thatcher spends night in hospital after breaking arm

Baroness Thatcher spent Friday night in the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London for observation after breaking her arm in a fall at home.

Kirk Broadfoot in hospital after egg explodes

It has emerged that Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot was treated in hospital on Sunday after an egg exploded in his face.

Three dead in California hospital shooting

A hospital worker shot and killed two employees and then killed himself at a medical centre in California, sending panicked people fleeing, police and witnesses said.

Life-threatening allergic reactions are on the rise

The number of people admitted to hospital with life-threatening allergic reactions has more than doubled in a decade, according to the latest figures.

Learning disabilities: deaths 'indictment of society'

The deaths of six people with learning disabilities who suffered prolonged discrimination and neglect by health and social services was "an indictment of our society", an investigation found.

The Sketch: Sorry. Without even reading it out

There was something gallant in David Cameron's return to normal service. "What a complete phoney!" he barked at Gordon, as if to signal there was no need to go easy any more. The PM was left behind the pace with a dogged sort of decency which – dammit – worked well for him. It makes him sound serious.

Octuplets doing 'amazingly well'

Doctors say the octuplets born in California are a feisty bunch who seem to be doing remarkably well, despite arriving nine weeks premature.

Hospital blunders led to teenager's death

A teenage boy would have survived a brain haemorrhage if doctors had not made a series of failures in diagnosis and treatment, a coroner ruled today.

Teenager stable after being shot in chest

A 14-year-old boy was in a stable condition in a hospital after being shot in the chest, police said today.

Fritzl's family leave clinic after eight months

The victims of Austrian Josef Fritzl's incest dungeon have left hospital and set up home together, it was disclosed today.

Parents who helped son to die will not be charged

The parents of Daniel James, the 23-year-old rugby player paralysed in a training ground accident, will not face criminal charges for taking him to Switzerland and helping him to die, the Crown Prosecution Service announced yesterday.

Men taken to hospital after funeral brawl

Two men were taken to hospital after a "large scale" fight broke out among mourners at a funeral today.

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