News Jimmy Savile volunteering as a hospital porter in 1970

A further 19 hospitals are to have their links with disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile investigated, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today.

One Minute With: Deborah Moggach, novelist

Where are you now and what can you see?

Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of Detective Constable Adele Cashman, 30, a response team officer based at Kentish Town police station, who collapsed and died yesterday whilst chasing a phone thief

Detective collapses and dies while chasing phone thieves

Britain's top policeman tonight paid tribute to one of his officers who collapsed and died while chasing two phone thieves.

Eric Hobsbawm, one of the greatest British historians of the 20th century, dies aged 95

Eric Hobsbawm, one of the greatest British historians of the 20th century, has died at the age of 95, his family announced today.

Johan Stegers, 49, from east Sussex with Kay Mason, 68, from Hertfordshire, who are the 100th and 1st altruistic Kidney donors

Kay Mason: How one woman's selfless gesture went on to save 100 people at death's door

Yesterday was a landmark for altruistic kidney donation in Britain. Jeremy Laurance on the woman who started it all

MMR jab doctor appeals GMC ruling

One of the doctors struck off over the MMR jab controversy asked the High Court today to rule his treatment "unfair and unjust".

Fourteen trusts identified with high death rates

Fourteen NHS Trusts were identified yesterday with higher than expected death rates. But Barking, Havering and Redbridge was not among them – its mortality rate was better than average.

Variations in NHS stroke care 'shock' MPs

Stroke victims are having to wait more than 24 hours for a brain scan because of "unacceptable variations" in the way hospitals operate, MPs have said.

Cut number of hospitals, says ex-NHS chief

The NHS needs to cut the number of hospitals and consultants, one of its former chief executives has said. Lord Crisp, who led the service under Tony Blair from 2000 to 2006, said a new "vision" is needed for it to improve. "They need to set out a vision for the NHS and I just don't think they've done it," he said.

Cannibal told hospital staff he wanted to eat patient

A cannibal killer attacked a fellow patient at a high-security psychiatric hospital, telling staff afterwards that he "wanted to eat him", an inquest heard yesterday.

Hospital apologises for error that left girl paralysed

A teenager was left paralysed from the waist down when a spinal anaesthetic was left in too long after a routine operation, a hospital has admitted.

Hospital admits error that paralysed girl

A teenage schoolgirl was left paralysed from the waist down when a spinal anaesthetic was left in too long after a routine operation, a hospital has admitted.

Ian Brady accused of assaulting female nurse

The Moors murderer Ian Brady is to be questioned by police after allegedly assaulting a nurse.

Three arrested after man shot dead in south London

A 20-year-old man was shot in the chest early yesterday in West Norwood, south London.

NHS trusts fear they will run out of cash, says study

The number of NHS trusts that believe they will face severe financial pressures next year has almost doubled, according to a new report.

Leading article: Heart lifting

The tale of Matthew Green is an inspiring one. The 40-year-old has been given an artificial heart by Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. This is the first time a British person has benefited from this medical technology.

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Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
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As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project