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Patients and doctors were conspicuous in their absence

Relief Healthcare fined for selling unapproved beds

A company has been fined more than £10,000 for selling unapproved beds to vulnerable elderly people, a regulator has said.

Last Night's Viewing: The Town That Never Retired, BBC1
Super Tiny Animals, ITV1

At 68, Nick Hewer could be watching Countdown with his feet up as his pension rolls in. Instead, he's presenting the show. He also found time this week to rescue the agriculture industry in the The Farm Fixer and was last night reunited with Margaret Mountford, his Apprentice co-sidekick, in The Town That Never Retired.

Awfully good: Harold Macmillan was a fan of Sixties satire

The Ballad of the Games, Radio 2, Monday
Night of the Long Knives, Radio 4, Saturday

Knickerless races, and other Olympic failures

Album: Andre Williams & the Sadies, Night and Day (Yep Roc)

Another older black talent supported by younger artists – here, indie stalwarts Jon Spencer, The Mekons and The Sadies – Andre Williams is a renegade r'*'b spirit who remains, in his seventies, as scurrilous as ever.

Guy attracted European fans with her Riverside readings in the 1980s

Rosa Guy: Writer who shone a light on Harlem's poorest youth

With others like Maya Angelou she stormed the UN and shouted down the US ambassador

The secret of how to live longer? Eat 40 per cent less, claim scientists

A group of scientists is developing a treatment to combat the "disease" of ageing. They aim to keep people younger for longer by studying fruit flies, which share 60 per cent of human genes and age in remarkably similar ways.

Ancient Light, By John Banville

Memories of trangressions, erotic idylls, and Irish times past
Contestants of Israel's first 'Miss Holocaust Survivor'

Survivors' pageant is criticised

Fourteen women who survived the horrors of the Second World War have paraded in a pageant, vying for the honour of being crowned Israel's first "Miss Holocaust Survivor". The winner of the controversial event was Chava Hershkovitz, far right.

Care home patients with dementia being 'denied sex'

Care home patients suffering from dementia should be allowed to participate in consensual sex, experts said.

David Cameron holds Downing Street Jubilee party

The Downing Street Jubilee party was a great Big Society occasion despite the festivities being held inside, Prime Minister David Cameron said today.

Humans 'can smell people's age'

Forget the botox and hair dye - people can smell your age, a study has shown.

Arifa Akbar: A debut that makes history riveting and sexy

It is unfortunate that the hoopla around this year's Orange prize was not about the winner but the sponsor. Of course the question of sponsorship remains, but it should not overshadow Madeline Miller's moment.

Disabled home care costs up 10 per cent

Frail elderly and disabled people are being charged more for council help to get washed, dressed and fed at home, according to a survey.

Piazza and apartments to bring new life to brutalist Centrepoint in £350m makeover

A new public realm to rival Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden will be created in an overhaul of Centre Point tower in London by the developer Almacantar.

Breakthrough announced in ageing genes study

Four "Father Time" genes that help determine how fast we age have been uncovered by scientists.

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Help signalled birth of 'metrosexual' man

The Beatles' moptop haircuts and dandified fashion introduced a new style for the modern Englishman, says Martin King
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Ashes 2015: Steven Finn goes from being unselectable to simply unplayable

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Middlesex bowler claims Ashes hat-trick of Clarke, Voges and Marsh
Mullah Omar, creator of the Taliban, is dead... for the fourth time

Mullah Omar, creator of the Taliban, is dead... again

I was once told that intelligence services declare their enemies dead to provoke them into popping up their heads and revealing their location, says Robert Fisk
Margaret Attwood on climate change: 'Time is running out for our fragile, Goldilocks planet'

Margaret Atwood on climate change

The author looks back on what she wrote about oil in 2009, and reflects on how the conversation has changed in a mere six years
New Dr Seuss manuscript discovered: What Pet Should I Get? goes on sale this week

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Oculus Rift and the lonely cartoon hedgehog who could become the first ever virtual reality movie star

The cartoon hedgehog leading the way into a whole new reality

Virtual reality is the 'next chapter' of entertainment. Tim Walker gives it a try
Ants have unique ability to switch between individual and collective action, says study

Secrets of ants' teamwork revealed

The insects have an almost unique ability to switch between individual and collective action
Donovan interview: The singer is releasing a greatest hits album to mark his 50th year in folk

Donovan marks his 50th year in folk

The singer tells Nick Duerden about receiving death threats, why the world is 'mentally ill', and how he can write a song about anything, from ecology to crumpets
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Simulator recreates thrill of F1 circuit

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