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Mike Hancock was suspended from the party this week following leak of unpublished report into his conduct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

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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

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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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Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
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
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
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
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

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"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

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
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
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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I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
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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Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
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Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker