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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.

Parliament Health: Hospital waiting lists `fiddled'

THE CONSERVATIVES accused Frank Dobson of a "massive fiddle" over the calculation of hospital waiting lists yesterday after he announced that they fell by 14,200 in January.

Drunk patients disturb hospital

HOSPITAL PATIENTS are to be forced to sign written pledges of good behaviour or face being thrown out. Staff at some inner-city hospitals are becoming increasingly concerned about patients who drink on the wards or even slip out to the pub and come back drunk.

Family of four killed by fumes

A FAMILY of four whose bodies were found at their Derbyshire home after a suspected carbon monoxide leak were named by police last night.

Hospital to blame for death of boy

TWO DOCTORS from Great Ormond Street hospital were cleared yesterday of the manslaughter of a 12-year-old cancer patient who had a chemotherapy drug wrongly injected into his spine.

The map: On the other hand ...

Your hand reveals whether you are a boffin or in line for alien abduction. Okay, perhaps not. Michael Booth gets to grips with palmistry. Photograph by Adrian Burke

Right of Reply: Clare Brown

The head of Child, a national infertility support network, responds to Jeremy Laurance's article on infertility treatment

IVF egg share move

THE SYSTEM of "egg sharing" for women trying to conceive through IVF treatment may be banned after a woman trying for a baby learnt another patient had been successful using one of her donated eggs, it was revealed yesterday.

The evidence: The molecular biologist's laboratory

Dr Harry White is a senior research fellow and member of the Department of Immunobiology at the Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Birth pains that end in tragedy

Medical negligence results in unacceptably high levels of death and brain damage in newborns.

Letter: A religious duty

Sir: MC Fitzpatrick (letter, 22 September ) makes clear that the Private Finance Initiative is a much more expensive way of providing new hospitals. It will also build in permanent conflict between a company whose priority is the highest rate of return for its shareholders, and the hospitals' professional staff still employed by the NHS, whose priority is the care of patients.

Letter: Compulsive shoppers

Sir: You estimate that 2.5 million people in this country can be classified as compulsive shoppers and that there are "Compulsive Shopping Clinics" where these people can be treated ("Shop till you drop - a modern disease", 11 September).

Hospital gave mother wrong dead baby

Hospital gave mother wrong dead baby

Letter: A home birth can end up in hospital, but it is worth the risk

Letter: A home birth can end up in hospital, but it is worth the risk

Hepatitis surgeon 'ignored scalpel wound'

A SURGEON infected with hepatitis B continued with an operation despite the fact his finger was "oozing" with blood after he cut it on a scalpel, the General Medical Council was told yesterday.

LETTER: Rantzen and hospital

LETTER: Rantzen and hospital
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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
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New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

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Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Lost in translation: Western monikers

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