The National Wealth Service

As Coalition retreats on NHS reform, investigation reveals conflicts of interest that could give GPs a licence to print money

Man dies following street assault

A man who was assaulted in the street has died, police said.

Cameron's father-in-law fails to kill plan to build abbatoir

With its mellow brick Georgian facade, Rococo plasterwork and priceless collection of furniture, the home of Sir Reginald Sheffield has everything befitting the country pile of a family that can date its lineage back to the Crusades. The Grade I-listed building can even boast the occasional visit from Sir Reginald's rather well-connected son-in-law, fellow Old Etonian David Cameron, husband of the 8th baronet's daughter Samantha.

Plymouth loses 'vital link' airport

Plymouth City Airport has no option but to close because it does not have enough passengers to justify keeping it open, the head of its parent company said today.

Video: No 'atomic bomb-style explosion' in Japan

The Government's chief scientific advisor, Sir John Beddington, on the latest from Japan.

Library book returned after 30-year world trip

A rare library book has finally been returned – after more than 30 years of globetrotting with an Australian naval attaché.

Phone-hack detective banned from driving

Glenn Mulcaire, the private detective at the centre of the News of the World phone hacking allegations, was back in court yesterday charged with drinking and driving, for which he was fined £1,000 and banned for a year.

Hospital food needs urgent treatment

Shopping locally would improve food on the wards, say campaigners for the sick and undernourished

In the zone: Famous authors reveal the locations that inspire them

The photographer Harry Cory Wright teamed up with famous authors to discover the locations that inspire them

Boxing: Former champion Gary Mason killed in bike accident

Former British boxing champion Gary Mason has died in a cycling accident.

Man bailed after fatal dog attack

A man arrested in connection with the death of a woman mauled by a dog at her home was released on bail today.

Plumber denies killing woman with faulty boiler

A plumber appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of causing the death of a young dance teacher of carbon monoxide poisoning from a gas boiler.

Miner aims for 2011 promotion

Miner Coal of Africa is aiming for an early 2011 move to the main London Stock Exchange board despite problems at two of its projects.

The PM's official photographer 'needs trust not a state salary'

Jake Sutton, who snapped Thatcher, Kinnock and Blair, talks with Matthew Bell

Trio jailed for life for Halloween murder

Three men who killed an IT expert in a "primeval" attack after snatching his girlfriend's Halloween hat were jailed for life at the Old Bailey today.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee