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BRCA gene mutation ‘doesn’t affect breast cancer survival’

BRCA gene mutation ‘doesn’t affect breast cancer survival’

Image copyright Getty Images Young women treated for breast cancer have the same survival rates regardless of whether they have the BRCA gene mutation, a study suggests. The BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by four-to-eightfold. The study of 2,733 British women also found a double mastectomy did not […]

Flu cases: Levels ‘very high in hospitals’

Flu cases: Levels ‘very high in hospitals’

Image copyright Getty Images Hospitals in England are now seeing very high rates of patients with flu, according to Public Health England figures. A sharp rise in cases seen by GPs in the past week – up 78% on the week before – suggests it could be the worst flu season for seven years. But […]

Men who drugged and prostituted girl, 14, are jailed

Men who drugged and prostituted girl, 14, are jailed

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption (L-R) Jake Cairns, Brandon Sharples and Jack McInally forced the girl to have sex with 20 “clients” Three men who forced a 14-year-old girl into prostitution and “plied her with drugs” have been sentenced for sexual exploitation offences. Jake Cairns, 21, was sentenced to eight years, while Brandon […]

Barry Bennell trial: Boy ‘abused on way to games’

Barry Bennell trial: Boy ‘abused on way to games’

Image caption Barry Bennell, now known as Richard Jones, is appearing in court via a video link Former football coach Barry Bennell abused a boy while giving him lifts to and from training and youth matches at Manchester City, a court has heard. A witness told Liverpool Crown Court he was abused by Mr Bennell […]

John Worboys victims’ plea to review rape claims

John Worboys victims’ plea to review rape claims

Image copyright Met Police Image caption John Worboys, 60, is thought to have carried out more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults on women in the capital Almost 100 cases against sex attacker John Worboys should be reconsidered by the Crown Prosecution Service, lawyers for his victims have said. Worboys, 60, is thought to have […]

Stockport woman accused of murder after garden body find

Stockport woman accused of murder after garden body find

Image copyright PA Image caption Police say officers had stopped excavating the garden but were still working at the crime scene A woman has been charged with murder after police found a body buried in a garden in Greater Manchester. Barbara Coombes, 63, is also charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of a […]

We’ve run out of beds, warn hospital bosses

We’ve run out of beds, warn hospital bosses

Image copyright Getty Images Hospitals have run out of beds and can no longer cope, bosses are warning. Reports have emerged since Christmas of patients being left for hours on trolleys in corridors and stuck in ambulances as A&E teams struggle. Chris Hopson, of NHS Providers, said hospitals were now unsafe and over-crowded and the […]

University bosses face curbs under fair-pay rules

University bosses face curbs under fair-pay rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Universities have been under pressure over senior pay University heads will be barred from being involved in setting their own salaries, under a new fair-pay code announced in the wake of claims of excessive pay for vice-chancellors. Senior pay would also be expected not to rise more quickly than […]

Bigamist spotted on Ant and Dec TV show with ‘second wife’ is jailed

Bigamist spotted on Ant and Dec TV show with ‘second wife’ is jailed

Image caption Daniel Gundry (third from left) had married a second woman in the Seychelles by forging documents A bigamist who was caught out when his wife saw him on live television with another woman has been jailed. Daniel Gundry’s wife Helen Gundry was watching Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway in March 2016 when […]

Blue Planet II tops 2017 TV ratings

Blue Planet II tops 2017 TV ratings

David Attenborough’s underwater documentary series Blue Planet II was the most-watched TV show of 2017. The 29 October episode – the first of the series – attracted more than 14 million viewers to BBC One. Blue Planet II occupied the top four slots in the end-of-year top 10. Strictly Come Dancing was the second most […]