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Mike Hancock was suspended from the party this week following leak of unpublished report into his conduct

Caution on Botox migraine treatment

A health watchdog has called for more information before it can recommend Botox for the treatment of chronic migraines on the NHS.

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Tuilagi can make a massive impact on every game he plays. He could do nothing all game and then change the outcome within a couple of phases. He does this better than anyone in not only the England squad but anyone in the competition.

Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes recalled into England squad

Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes are in contention to face Wales at Twickenham on February 25 after being recalled to the England squad by interim coach Stuart Lancaster.

'Concealed' drug trial data putting lives at risk

Patients' lives are being put at risk and public money wasted on ineffective medicines because researchers are concealing the results of clinical trials amid a "culture of haphazard publication and incomplete data disclosure".

Mitt Romney (L) attacks former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich during the ABC News GOP Presidential debate

Newt Gingrich rolls with the punches to give opponents a headache

For now, the Newt Gingrich bandwagon rolls on.

Ryan Taylor is not getting carried away with his own form despite impressing for high-flying Newcastle this season

Taylor: Newcastle run will not be derailed by injuries

Newcastle full-back Ryan Taylor is hoping for more of the same as the club attempts to cope with a defensive crisis.

Jake White would be interested in discussing the England job

Coach White throws his hat into RFU ring

By Chris Hewett

Jake White has signalled his interest in the role

World Cup winner White throws his hat into RFU ring

Jake White, the South African coach who guided the Springboks to a world title four years ago, threw his hat into the England ring yesterday

David Prosser: Are the banks dumping sovereign debt en masse?

Outlook Still on the eurozone, why did bond yields spike upwards so sharply once again yesterday? At first sight, there was no reason for investors to mark up the risk of Italy, Spain and other eurozone members.

Last night's viewing: Alphas, 5*; This World: Spain&rsquo;s Stolen Babies, BBC2

If you've ever been annoyed by television shows that ignore the parking problem, then relief is at hand. While most series simply pretend that traffic wardens don't exist and that an empty parking bay will always appear exactly where the hero needs it, Alphas, 5*'s enjoyably silly science-fiction drama, acknowledges that there can be drawbacks to car ownership. It doesn't get out of hand. They haven't yet fruitlessly looped round the block three times while the baddie saunters off down a pedestrianised street. But on two occasions in last night's pilot episode, forward momentum was briefly allowed to snag on the intractable rigidity of parking regulations. At one point, our heroes had to scrabble through their pockets for the right change for the meter and later one of them got the less than heroic assignment of sitting in the car to make sure it didn't get towed, while the others were employing their special powers to pursue a mind-controlling black-ops type.

Doctor Roberts is prepared to dish out the medicine

Jamie Roberts has two sets of finals on his mind, and if he gets his wish the one back home will be delayed as long as possible by the other here at the World Cup. "I've got my finals to qualify from Cardiff Medical School in January 2013," said the Wales centre.

Roberts and Faletau offer hope amid depressingly familiar story

Wales have made such an art form of narrow defeats to the southern hemisphere superpowers (and let's leave aside the many hammerings for the time being) that if it was possible to lose by a tenth of a point, you know they would've managed it yesterday.

Soldier escapes slavery after 11 years &ndash; and is arrested for desertion

A Russian soldier who says he escaped after spending the past 11 years as a slave in the North Caucasus, could face charges of desertion from the Russian army in a case that has shocked the country.

At Dale Farm, they are ready for the bailiffs

Activists are on site, the UN is on side, and there's a protest planned for Saturday &ndash; these travellers won't go without a fight

Ben Jones-Bishop: Wing who is back after fracturing skull aims to turn heads at Wembley

Following a horrific injury run, the Leeds man is due some luck against Wigan this weekend

Police baffled by mystery of amnesiac found on Kent beach

He doesn't know why, but he wants be called Frank. A week after he apparently awoke on a beach in Kent with no idea who he is or how he got there, however, the true identity of this mysterious amnesiac is still bewildering police and the local community.

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In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
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Martha Stewart has flying robot

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A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
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Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
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Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
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The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

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How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

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