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Hundreds protest against Paralympics sponsor Atos as anger about its role in slashing benefits bill intensifies

Hundreds of disabled people stepped up protests against the Paralympics sponsor Atos today as anger about the company's role in slashing the benefits bill intensifies.

Maurice’s Jubilee, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Maurice, a retired jeweller living in Penge, is expecting a visit from the Queen. Sixty years ago, when he took charge of the crown jewels overnight, she promised to find him, should she ever reach her diamond jubilee and he his ninetieth birthday.

Paddy Millar won nearly £2m in the EuroMillions draw by getting wife Gail's age wrong

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It is not an advisable move, but one man has nearly two million reasons to be thankful for forgetting his wife's birthday.

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Normal service may have resumed in terms of the weather in London yesterday, with yet more rain, but that won't have dampened the warm afterglow left in the nation's hearts and minds by Danny Boyle's wondrous and witty Opening Ceremony at the London Olympics.

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Thousands protest against closure of children's heart unit at Leeds General Infirmary

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Mother admits killing four-year-old Chloe Burke

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Ratko Mladic taken to hospital during genocide trial

Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic has been taken to hospital after complaining of feeling unwell at his genocide trial.

Morning-after pill available by phone during Games

Women are being invited to stock up on free supplies of the morning-after pill which will be sent to them by post during the Olympics.

Philip Hensher: I only scraped my O-levels but Gove is right

When Michael Gove announced that he was preparing to introduce a new two-tier system of examinations at 16, resembling the old O-levels and CSEs, the response from the teaching profession and the Government's coalition partners was predictable.

Colgate censured for misleading advert

The firm behind the Colgate brand has been reprimanded by the advertising watchdog for wrongly implying that one of its toothpastes has the backing of health professionals.

'Medicine killed John Demjanjuk,' says attorney

John Demjanjuk's attorney has filed a complaint with Bavarian prosecutors claiming that pain medication administered to the former Ohio autoworker helped lead to his death as he awaited an appeal against his conviction for Nazi war crimes.

The Physicists, Donmar Warehouse, London 

Life expectancy for a female nurse is on the low side, to put it mildly, at the Les Cerisiers, the private sanatorium in The Physicists, Friedrich Durrenmatt's absurdist tragicomedy from 1961.

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