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Publican blames 'weak ankles' as he breaks foot in charity bungee jump

A pub landlord who broke his foot in three places during a 200ft charity bungee jump thinks his injuries could be down to "weak ankles".

Michelangelo's David may allay countrymen's fears

Italy’s would-be Lotharios flock to surgeons for penis enlargement

Peer pressure means demand for the operation is up 25 per cent

Fox News plays 'Dude looks like a lady' over Chelsea Manning segment

Rupert Murdoch-owned TV channel Fox News has attracted criticism after playing Aerosmith’s ‘Dude Looks Like A Lady’ over a slot about Chelsea Manning.

Undercover Sunday Times reporter 'had sex with dentist' during Mazher Mahmood sting

Investigator's actions exposed during General Dental Council hearing

Artist implants an RFID chip under the skin to turn into a walking gallery

Chip encased in glass holds just 1Kb of data - enough for a small gif

'I need a more suitable job': New York taxi driver who severed British tourist's leg admits road rage and says he shouldn't be driving a cab

Mohammed Faysal Himon said he needed a 'more suitable job', adding 'there’s too much stress when you’re driving in the city'

Man stabbed to death on busy London street in ‘row over a fiver’ as he made his way to mother’s birthday party

Incident took place in Homerton - an area once dubbed ‘murder mile’

‘Give organ donors transplant priority’: Doctor calls for new way of dealing with the problem of 'free riders'

Figures show that ethnic minorities make up 10.8 per cent of the UK population, yet just 4.2 per cent of organ donors

Fixing a child's heart is one the most intricate operations that the NHS performs

Child deaths from heart defects plummets – thanks to the NHS

Progress in cardiac care creates the first generation to enjoy high survival rates

Charlie Cooper and his mother, Susan, in 1989. Charlie had heart surgery at Southampton General Hospital to correct a birth defect

Left alone, I would have died of heart failure

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Doctor in court over organ donor fraud scandal as transplant centres across Germany placed under criminal investigation

Prosecutors charged that he had changed data on the files of at least 25 patients to push them up the transplant list

Shocking X-ray: Doctors remove fork from penis of 70-year-old Australian man

The case is considered so unusual it has been written-up by three doctors in the International Journal of Surgery Case Report

General practice ‘in crisis’ as doctors’ workloads mount

Problems in A&E wards are “overshadowing” a crisis in general practice, family doctors have warned, as 80 per cent of GPs say they no longer have the resources to provide high-quality care.

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Legal first as court gives go-ahead for sterilisation of disabled man

A High Court judge made legal history yesterday by sanctioning the sterilisation of a man with learning difficulties because it was in his “best interests”.

Tommy Bowe, with hurling glove, during training in Melbourne

Ulster winger Tommy Bowe out for three months

The Ulster winger Tommy Bowe could miss the first three months of the season because of the wrist injury he picked up on the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia.

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