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Cancer nurse numbers 'reach peak'

Macmillan has warned against complacency after research showed that around one in 10 people with cancer in England had not been assigned a cancer nurse

The number of specialist adult cancer nurses in England has reached an all-time high, with more than 3,000 posts in the NHS, newly released figures show.

EU imposes more sanctions on Syria

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has hailed fresh EU sanctions against the Syrian regime, describing Bashar Assad as the "cause of instability and conflict" in the country.

Ombudsman critical over on-the-runs

Michael Maguire, Northern Ireland's police ombudsman

Police in Northern Ireland can offer no satisfactory explanation for why they reviewed the cases of 36 republican terror fugitives whose status was changed from wanted to not wanted, a watchdog has found.

Greening to visit Sierra Leone

International Development Secretary Justine Greening is joining British troops heading to Sierra Leone to help with the fight against Ebola.

Family vows to stand by Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius faces sentencing today for the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

The family of Oscar Pistorius say they will stand by the decorated Paralympian when he arrives in Pretoria for sentencing today for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Kate to greet Singapore president

The Duchess of Cambridge will join the royal party

The Duchess of Cambridge is expected today to take part in her first royal engagement since it was announced she is expecting her second child.

Spinal surgery breakthrough hailed

A man completely paralysed from the waist down after his spinal cord was sliced in half in a stabbing attack is able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery.

EU imposes more sanctions on Syria

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond welcomed the sanctions

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has hailed fresh EU sanctions against the Syrian regime, describing Bashar Assad as the "cause of instability and conflict" in the country.

Family vows to stand by Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

The family of Oscar Pistorius say they will stand by the decorated Paralympian as he prepares to learn whether he will be jailed over the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Victims await revenge porn ban vote

Victims of 'revenge porn', Hazel Higgleton (left) and Hannah Thompson outside Parliament before a vote on a move to ban the practice

Banning revenge porn will give victims more confidence of getting justice, campaigners have said ahead of a crucial vote to make the cruel craze illegal.

Balls confirms mansion tax plans

Ed Balls said "asset-rich cash-poor" home owners will be able to defer their bills until they sell or pass on their property under Labour's mansion tax plans

Owners of properties worth between £2-3 million would pay an extra £3,000 a year under Labour's mansion tax plans, Ed Balls has confirmed.

Cancer fraudster admits charges

Danielle Watson pleaded guilty at Basildon Crown Court, sitting in Southend

A young mother has admitted defrauding friends and kindhearted strangers out of thousands of pounds by claiming she had terminal cancer.

Bank glitch delays house moves

A 'technical issue' at the Bank of England has hit payment transfers

Thousands of property purchases were thrown into turmoil today as the Bank of England system used to transfer hundreds of billions of payments between lenders was hit by a technical glitch.