Profile of a sex abuser, aged seven

HE LOOKS like any other fresh-faced seven-year-old playing with his friends in the park; bright and talkative, David loves riding his bike and tinkering with his train set. But David's mother knew something was very wrong with her son when she caught him fondling a friend's year- old daughter.

To believe nothing flows from TV violence is implausible

As president of the British Board of Film Classification I do sentry duty in this area

Letter: Nurses or enforcers?

Sir: The Scoping Study Committee, commissioned by the Department of Health to review the Mental Health Act, published draft proposals in April. Although the proposals are wide-ranging, they pivot around the vexed issue of the compulsory treatment of particular individuals in the community.

Cancer drug funding `should be doubled'

SPENDING ON cancer-fighting drugs must be doubled to give British patients the most effective treatment, medical experts said yesterday.

The Books Interview: Rosalind Miles - A feminist in Camelot

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IVF study to assess risk of birth defects study to assess IVF risk List planned to assess IVF birth defects

A NATIONAL register is to be established of children conceived using a relatively new fertility treatment that has been linked to genetic defects.

Books: A little more than kin

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Dirty air may cause cancers

AIR POLLUTION may be responsible for some childhood cancers, scientists claimed yesterday. They argued that the risk of developing leukaemia increases significantly for children born near industrial centres.

People & Business: Lloyd's triumph in black

ALL THOUGHTS of the dwindling rouble and crashing hedge funds were banished on Sunday as the City's finest battled it out for the annual Reuters City Sevens.

Going Higher: 'Not luxuries, but basics'

Tanya King is working at the guild at the University of Birmingham, having completed a three-year degree in psychology

Going Higher: On a shoestring - but the living is still easy

Those on a tight budget - and that's the majority of students these days - will revel in the discovery that accommodation, nightlife and even food is much cheaper than in the south-east. The quality of life, however, is just as high, writes Diana Appleyard

Going Higher: A fresh look at the new centre of learning

The Midlands may not always be the most scenic of places but it has a lot to offer the student - cheap accommodation, a varied nightlife and some of the country's brightest universities. Diana Appleyard investigates the region's changing character

Open Eye: The new approach to teacher education

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Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

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