Thousands of Britons could be saved from open heart surgery by 'clothes peg'

The implant – the size of a 2p coin – is now available to NHS patients suffering from heart valve disease, in which the valves that control the flow of blood through the heart function poorly and may leak. ...

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Death squads roam in the ruins of the caliphate: A gripping dispatch from the 'last stand' of ISIS

Around 500 fighters, many of them foreigners, are making the last stand of the Islamic State’s ‘caliphate’ in a remote Syrian hamlet near the Iraqi border. ...

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One prisoner in 50 'identifies as the opposite sex'

Special wings for transgender prisoners have been set up across the UK. Ministers are still considering whether or not to make it official policy. Pictured: Tara Hudson, sent to a male prison. ...

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Is it cheaper to buy or rent a property near you?

Hartlepool, in Country Durham, is the most cost effective place for buyers compared to renting, according to research by Zoopla. ...

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'The mole on my tummy was not cancer, but the spot on my nose was'

I never miss a check-up, even ‘embarrassing’ ones, and I’m first in line for a flu shot. Every ache and pain has me calling my GP, convinced that it’s cancer, says JO ELVIN. ...

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How rapists, blackmailers and thieves target victims on Tinder with no checks to stop them 

One particularly shocking case involved student Molly McLaren, 23, who was murdered at a shopping centre in Kent in 2017 by her ex-boyfriend Joshua Stimpson, 26, who she had met via Tinder. ...

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Despite a magnificent Gillian Anderson, Ivo van Hove's All About Eve lacks narrative pace

Gillian Anderson plays the ageing actress Margo Channing in this stage adaptation of the deliciously creepy 1950 movie. ...

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It pays to be choosy when pairing wine and cheese

It pays to make specific cheeses the centrepiece of a pairing – and it’s often white wine that flourishes with the flavours of the cheese, where reds may be more dominant ...

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Joyce DiDonato's fantastic new album Songplay finally brings crossover into repute

'Some of the most joyous music-making of my life,’ says the redoubtable Joyce DiDonato about this exhilarating album. ...

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Craig Brown review Tessa Hadley's 'Late In The Day'

Though it is a comparatively short novel, Late In The Day is far more ambitious than many more self-consciously panoramic works ...

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