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.

Golden Silvers outshine Noah and the Whale

Noah and the Whale and Golden Silvers, The Hospital Club, London

Twin brothers charged with gun murder

Twin brothers were charged today with the murder of a father-of-two who was gunned down as he opened his front door.

Borthwick faces month on sidelines

Steve Borthwick is expected to be sidelined for up to a month after a kick to the face from Gloucester hooker Olivier Azam left him with "extreme swelling" around his right eye.

Brown to unveil fast-track plan for cancer tests

Cancer patients are to be given the right to be tested and have their results within a week of seeing their doctor, Gordon Brown will tell the Labour conference.

Manchester City's Ireland cleared after hospital visit

Stephen Ireland has been given the all-clear after being taken to hospital last night following Manchester City's Carling Cup win over Fulham.

Suicide rules 'will lead to Swiss clinics'

Campaigners fear that Swiss-style euthanasia clinics could soon be established in Britain after the publication today of new guidance which will protect compassionate carers from criminal prosecution.

David Flatman: Bloody battle is nothing after midwife disdain

View from the front row with Bath & England prop

Arrest over murder outside nightclub

A man has been arrested in hospital after a reveller was murdered near the famous Ministry of Sound nightclub, police said today.

Mystery of burnt man found naked in road

Police were trying to discover today how a man came to be found naked and severely burnt in a road.

Moped taken from fatal crash site

Thieves may have stolen a moped shortly after its teenage rider crashed and suffered fatal head injuries.

Hartson returns home from hospital

Former international footballer John Hartson was released from hospital yesterday where he was having cancer treatment.



Boy killed at clinic for internet addicts

A teenager was allegedly beaten to death in a camp designed to treat internet addiction.

Security guards hurt in Dublin hospital shooting

Two security guards were shot outside a hospital in central Dublin today.

Boy, 14, shot in leg in Croxteth

A 14-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after being shot in the leg, police said today.

Central Pakistan explosion kills nine

A massive explosion killed at least nine people - seven of them children - in a central Pakistan village today.

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