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

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Borthwick faces month on sidelines

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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'

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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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