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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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The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

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Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

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Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

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Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
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It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

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Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test
Tour de France 2015: Twins Simon and Adam Yates have a mountain to climb during Tour of duty

Twins have a mountain to climb during Tour of duty

Yates brothers will target the steepest sections in bid to win a stage in France
John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

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'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

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The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy

Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy