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.

Former Japan defender Matsuda collapses on pitch

Former Japan defender Naoki Matsuda collapsed on the pitch and was rushed to hospital on Tuesday after collapsing from suspected heat stroke during practice, local media reported.

Man given new artificial heart

A 40-year-old father has become the first person in the UK to receive a total artificial heart that will enable him to go home.

Vulnerable woman was abused at two care homes

A vulnerable woman with learning disabilities who was moved out of Winterbourne View Hospital after the BBC's Panorama programme filmed residents being punched and humiliated had previously been mistreated at an NHS institution in Cornwall.

Hospital deaths probe continues

Police have named the fifth patient whose death at the hospital at the centre of sabotage allegations is being investigated by police.

Police name two more victims of hospital poisoning

The second and third victims of a suspected serial poisoner have been named, as police continue to investigate who deliberately tampered with medication at a hospital.

Man gored in running of the bulls

An Australian man was gored in the leg and three other people were injured today when daredevils ran with fighting bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona.

Video: Hospitals seek life-saving robot

Chelsea and Westminster hospital in London are trying to raise £1.5m to buy this, Pluto the surgical robot. http://theplutoappeal.com.

Artist explores the concept of pain

Can you see pain? A new exhibition at the Menier Gallery explores this very concept.

Pajama Men: In the Middle of No One, Soho Theatre, London

With its American basement club vibe, it was apt that this excellent US duo were chosen to be the inaugural act for Soho Theatre's new downstairs venue. Assembled around tightly packed cabaret tables, tonight's audience faced a curtain backdrop on to which the Pajama Men's name was projected, something almost too fancy for this pretty no-frills (yet high-octane) act whose only props are their expressive voices and bodies.

Sean Kingston 'feeling a lot better' after accident

The 'Beautiful Girls' hitmaker entered hospital in a critical condition after a recent jet-ski accident but is now recovering and thanked his fans for their support.

Care home in 'Panorama' investigation to close

A care home near Bristol where members of staff were filmed abusing vulnerable adult patients is to close on Friday, its owners have said.

Oliver Wright: Save the NHS: Shut your local hospital

Trick question: You are involved in a serious road accident which has resulted in a life threatening brain injury. Do you want to be taken to the nearest hospital?



Answer: Not necessarily.

Chemical mixture sparks leisure centre blast

A mixture of chemicals caused an explosion at a leisure centre which injured three men yesterday, fire services said.

16 in hospital after chemical spill

Sixteen people were taken to hospital today after a chemical spill at a business park, a fire service said.

NHS fertility clinics told to lift restrictions on IVF treatment

NHS fertility clinics will be ordered to meet their responsibilities and provide adequate levels of IVF treatment, amid growing concerns that a "postcode lottery" is stifling couples' chances of having a baby.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links