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Meeting over exploitation report

Professor Alexis Jay's report found around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over 16 years

The leaders of Rotherham's under-fire council will meet today to discuss the devastating report which revealed at least 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the town.

How cockatoos use wooden tools

Cockatoos have been observed making and using wooden tools to obtain food

Cockatoos learning carpentry skills sounds like something out of Monty Python. But this is serious science, not surreal humour. Researchers have observed these brainy birds teaching each other how to make and use wooden tools to obtain food.

New guidelines over drug allergies

There are "major issues" in the way doctors document drug allergies in patients - which could be putting them at serious risk, health leaders have said.

Concerns expressed over GP emails

Doctors who email patients instead of meeting with them in person or telephoning them could miss out on vital signs about a patient's ailments, according to an article in a leading medical journal.

Ashya parents relieved to be free

The parents of brain tumour patient Ashya King said they were "relieved" and "tired" as they left a Spanish prison and prepared to be reunited "as soon as possible" with their five-year-old son.

£11m cost of elderly patient delays

The NHS is having to fork out millions of pounds every year because of delays in getting elderly patients back into their own homes following a hospital stay, a charity has found.

Sir David warns of 'animal erosion'

Sir David Attenborough says there is 'escalating erosion of wildlife' from the planet

The "escalating erosion of wildlife" from the planet is a direct threat to people's quality of life, naturalist Sir David Attenborough has warned.

Concerns expressed over GP emails

Doctors who email patients instead of meeting with them in person or telephoning them could miss out on vital signs about a patient's ailments, according to an article in a leading medical journal.

Barlow offers tax row 'apology'

Gary Barlow was accused earlier this year of being involved in an "aggressive" tax avoidance scheme

Pop star Gary Barlow has finally broken his silence to "apologise" on Twitter following damaging tax-dodging allegations.

Nighy tells of pride in gay role

(from left) Freddie Fox, Paddy Considine, Bill Nighy and Andrew Scott walk the streets of Camden to promote the new film Pride in London

Gay Pride stormed Camden High Street tonight as the stars of new comedy Pride marched to the cinema with a Welsh brass band for the film's premiere.

PM slams 'barbaric' hostage murder

Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned a video apparently showing a US journalist being beheaded

David Cameron has condemned as "despicable and barbaric" the apparent slaughter of a second US journalist by Islamic State (IS) extremists - as it emerged that a British hostage is also under threat.

Nato 'must show fight over Russia'

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says Nato must show it has the political will to fight if Russia attacks a member of the alliance

Nato must show that it still has the political will to fight back in the event of a Russian attack on any member of the alliance, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has warned.

Morgan parts company with network

Piers Morgan is parting company with CNN

Piers Morgan, the newspaper editor turned television host, has announced he has left US network CNN, six months after his show was cancelled following plummeting ratings.