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

Strokes affect 150,000 per year in UK

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disturbed, resulting in damage to precious cells.

Quins 'supportive' of blood doctor

Harlequins, experiencing fresh torment over the fake blood scandal that cost Dean Richards his job as director of rugby, yesterday acknowledged their deep sense of responsibility regarding Dr Wendy Chapman, currently appearing before a General Medical Council disciplinary panel investigating her role in the affair.

Firm fined after worker falls through roof

A construction company was fined £8,000 today after a worker was left blind in one eye after he fell through a roof, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said.

Briton killed in Alps accident

A British student has died in the Swiss Alps after smashing into a rock face on a zip wire.

Full face swap patient braves cameras

The world's first full face transplant patient made his public debut before cameras today.

Liverpool wait for Torres injury news

When Howard Webb was appointed as the referee for the World Cup final I wrote a piece entitled ‘Howard Webb – no good can come of this’.

Leaving (15)

Great Scott, age cannot wither her

Last 16 would be sweet for Park

South Korea v Greece: Today, 12.30pm, ITV1

Robben determined to make World Cup

Holland winger Arjen Robben has confirmed he has a small tear in his left hamstring but is hoping intense physiotherapy will help him take part in the World Cup.

David Flatman: I'm not one to beg but please let me wear Red Rose again

View from the front row with Bath & England prop

Tranmere saved by the thrust of Parry

Stockport County 0 Tranmere Rovers 3

Can the Tories gain a footing in Scotland? Here lies the answer

Jonathan Brown visits the Conservatives' biggest target seat north of the border

'The paramedics told me my son wasn't old enough to have a stroke'

It strikes three children every day, and doctors often fail to recognise stroke in the young. Liz Bestic reports

Briefs encounter: Sales of men's 'wonder pants' are booming

It helps posture, eases back pain – and makes your beergut vanish. No wonder sales of fitwear for men are booming. Josh Sims puts the latest pair of 'wonder pants' through its paces
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Aren’t you glad you didn’t say that? The worst wince-and-look-away quotes of the year

Aren’t you glad you didn’t say that?

The worst wince-and-look-away quotes of the year
Hollande's vanity project is on a high-speed track to the middle of nowhere

Vanity project on a high-speed track to nowhere

France’s TGV network has become mired in controversy
Sports Quiz of the Year

Sports Quiz of the Year

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Alexander Armstrong on insulting Mary Berry, his love of 'Bargain Hunt', and life as a llama farmer

Alexander Armstrong on insulting Mary Berry and his love of 'Bargain Hunt'

From Armstrong and Miller to Pointless
Sanchez helps Gunners hold on after Giroud's moment of madness

Sanchez helps Gunners hold on

Olivier Giroud's moment of madness nearly costs them
A Christmas without hope: Fears grow in Gaza that the conflict with Israel will soon reignite

Christmas without hope

Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

The 'Black Museum'

After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review
Chilly Christmas: Swimmers take festive dip for charity

Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect