Tests have confirmed 20 people died after contracting the disease on the island
Between six and seven million people in the UK take the medicines every day to lower 'bad cholesterol' in the blood
A Swedish pest control company has confirmed the discovery of sewer rats with an immunity to commonly used anti-rodent poisons.
Death of Temir Issakunov is the first case of bubonic plague in the country for over 30 years
A synthetic kidney made from a patient’s own skin cells might soon be ready for the first human transplant following the creation of a similar artificial organ in laboratory animals, scientists said today.
The author of His Dark Materials is excited to see his new story, I Was a Rat!, performed on stage in Birmingham
Research into 'man-machine interface' could one day allow people to communicate directly with electronic devices by thought alone
"The mice at this station have been attacking customers," reads a sign at the entrance to Farringdon Tube station in London. "Please place the bottom of your trousers into your socks to avoid being a victim of the Farringdon mice."
Nigel is encouraged to tidy in a frock. It doesn't solve much, but we get to have a gawp
Inspired by a surge in interest in taxidermy, Genevieve Roberts learns to stuff a mouse called Derek... to wear as a brooch
Benjamin Mee, the inspiration behind the new Matt Damon film, recalls a mad week of tigers and premieres
Laughter is the most obvious outward sign of happiness. But is it better for our health than we ever imagined?
During a local truce on 15 April 1945 after fierce fighting along the Rhine, Trooper Fred Smith, one of Montgomery's "Desert Rats" who had fought through North Africa and later Normandy, thought he had seen all the horrors of war. Hitler's men were on the run, Smith's 7th Armoured Division were pushing towards Hamburg and Berlin and he was confident he'd soon be back in London's East End
Restrictions on taking pets on holiday are to be relaxed. Simon Calder offers a ruff guide
Research into cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's could be set back by boycott
Sex and imminent nuclear annihilation come alive in the tale of a boy and girl finding love – just as Kennedy and Khrushchev lock horns over Cuba