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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.

Boy, 14, is stabbed to death

A 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death following a fight with a group of youths, police said today.

Leading article: Scandalous failure to care for those most in need

Mental illness is on the rise. It has also become one of the biggest, and least-resourced, burdens on the Health Service. Which is why successive government have been so keen to move the problem out of the expensive care of hospitals into the more diffuse, and less expensive, mercies of the outside community.

Police launch murder inquiry

A brother and sister found dead at a house have been named as Michelle Thomson, 25, and her brother Ryan Thomson, seven. They were found early on Saturday evening, and a murder inquiry has been started.

Tributes paid to Carol Barnes

Tributes were paid yesterday after the death of the former ITN newsreader Carol Barnes on Saturday.

Thatcher back at home after hospital tests

Baroness Thatcher is recovering at her home in London today after undergoing hospital tests yesterday. She became unwell at a dinner party and was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure on Friday night.

Fireproof, By Raj Kamal Jha

In February 2002, in the Indian state of Gujarat, an arson attack on a train left 59 Hindus dead. Mob violence erupted across the state. (Some people have committed an atrocious crime, so hound and torture and murder some other people who had nothing to do with it: how very fair and sensible.) Around 1,000died in the violence, most of them Muslims, many of them killed with grotesque cruelty.

New IVF technique: greater success rate, fewer multiple births

Doctors have found a way to boost the success rate of IVF in a ground-breaking study that halved the incidence of multiple births, by far the biggest hazard of fertility treatment.

Rhesus antibodies: will they effect my health

Twenty-eight years ago, when I was pregnant with my second child, the hospital forgot to give me a rhesus injection and I developed rhesus antibodies because my blood group is A negative and my husband's is A positive. Will these ever have any effect on my health?

Maternity: ward worries

I am hoping to become pregnant soon but have discovered that my local maternity unit has one of the highest death rates in the country and has been placed under special measures. Do I have any choice about which hospital I must attend for maternity services? I live in London so there are lots of hospitals within easy reach. Is there any kind of league table for maternity services that would indicate those with a good reputation?

Porter hands over £12m to end 'homes for votes' scandal

The Westminster "homes for votes" scandal came to a long-overdue conclusion yesterday when it emerged that Dame Shirley Porter, the council's former Tory leader, had handed over £12.3m to settle the affair.

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Eye surgeon and specialist in the management of retinal detachment

Labour MP Bernie Grant dies

Family man driven to edge of despair by music debts

ONE OF the few constants in Michael Menson's turbulent life was the love and support of his family.
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