Life and Style

New app and SMS service will offer advice and tips to women

Independent writer Simon Usbourne works out

Thumbing one's nose at the quest for digital dexterity: Get fit for 4G with O2's thumbells

It had the scent of a PR stunt best filed under “B” for “balls”. But in the interests of the nation’s health (and my editor’s demands) I agreed to undergo a workout billed as a cure for a very modern affliction.

Stroke-hit Andrew Marr to return to full-time presenting, says BBC

Broadcaster Andrew Marr will return full-time to his presenting duties in the autumn following his recovery from a major stroke, the BBC confirmed today.

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 23 July 2013

Wada widen remit in battle against drugs cheats

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill to make comeback with low-key return in Loughborough

Heptathlete will take part in Loughborough European Athletics Permit meeting tonight

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill forced to delay comeback yet again

The heptathlete has pulled out of the Sainsbury's British Championships in Birmingham

Doctors

BMA passes vote of no confidence in Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

The BMA represents 152,000 doctors around the country

David Warner, right, and Michael Clarke, left, face the media

Australia in crisis ahead of the Ashes: Timeline of events

Today head coach Mickey Arthur was replaced

Health chief criticised by anti-cuts campaigners for 'out of touch' Superman video

A health chief has been criticised by anti-cuts campaigners after he appeared in an online video cavorting around an NHS building dressed as Superman.

David Warner takes it easy during the Australia nets session last week

Australia in crisis as David Warner is stood down for attacking Joe Root: Timeline of events

The nightclub incident is just the latest incident among a number of problems

Michael Clarke claims he has put aside thoughts of the Ashes series

Champions Trophy: Michael Clarke misses out again for Australia

Injury ruled captain out of New Zealand match

Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke a doubt for Champions Trophy opener against England

Batsman to see a specialist ahead of Saturday's game

Gloria Abeka before (left) and after her leg operations, with an x-ray showing the pins in one her legs

UK doctors break both Gloria Abeka's legs in three places so she can walk

Ground-breaking operations will enable Ghanaian 12-year-old to play with friends for first time

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has promised that every vulnerable elderly person in England will have a personal NHS worker who will be responsible for co-ordinating all their health and care needs

Elderly patients will get personal NHS worker to coordinate health care, pledges Jeremy Hunt

Health Secretary says each patient will have their own dedicated NHS worker

South Africa captain Graeme Smith

Champions Trophy: South Africa opener Graeme Smith to miss tournament

Scans yesterday revealed the Test skipper suffered a stress fracture to his left ankle

A family photo of Alfie Buck, aged seven, who suffered catastrophic brain damage after a 'catalogue of errors' at his birth

£8.5m payout for boy whose brain was damaged in 'catalogue of errors'

A seven-year-old boy who suffered catastrophic brain damage after a "catalogue of errors" at his birth is to receive a compensation package worth £8.5 million.

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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?