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.

Burnham launches hospital parking review

The NHS has not given enough attention to hospital car parking charges, Health Secretary Andy Burnham said as he launched a consultation on the issue today.

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In the IoS Diary last week we said that Andy Burnham hadn't been to visit Stafford hospital since he took over as Health Secretary in June. But in fact he visited Stafford hospital on July 21st . We apologise to him for our error.

Private finance initiative 'terrible' for taxpayers

A leading union called today for a moratorium on the private finance initiative after claiming that taxpayers were "locked" into £250 billion of payments on hundreds of projects.

Messiah, Coliseum, London<br/>Les Arts Florissants Barbican, London

The soloists excel in ENO's new staging of a Christmas warhorse, but the chorus is unfashionably cumbersome

Man dies after nightclub shooting

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Footballer dies during routine training session

A United Arab Emirates footballer collapsed and died during a routine training session after suffering a massive heart attack yesterday.

Father gives up fight to keep baby alive

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Right-to-die case: mother's view paramount, says paediatrician

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