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Westminster Outlook Michael Fallon is Westminster's – and the world's – first land-dwelling, four-limbed octopus, his tentacles wrapped around Whitehall, circular suckers incapable of being removed from powerful ministries of state.

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

There are a set of photographs in the family album that have the power to really unsettle me.

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.

The statue of Justice at The Old Bailey

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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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links