Bowel cancer risk 'boosted by gene'

Leigh Journal: A gene mutation has been found to increase the risk of bowel cancer from eating processed meat

8:07am Friday 18th April 2014

One in three people is born with a gene that significantly increases their likelihood of developing bowel cancer from eating processed meat, a study has found.

Millions joining Easter getaway

Leigh Journal: Fine weather is expected for Easter travellers

2:49am Friday 18th April 2014

Easter travellers can expect a fine start to the long weekend, with those who have booked breaks in Britain taking to the roads in their millions.

Kate wigs out at Aussie Easter show

Leigh Journal: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Royal Easter Show at Sydney Olympic Park

4:55am Friday 18th April 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge has suggested the perfect solution for her husband's growing bald patch - an alpaca toupee.

Call on foreign doctor standards

Leigh Journal: Research by the University College London found a "performance gap" between international medical graduates and UK graduates

6:46am Friday 18th April 2014

Foreign doctors who want to work for the NHS should face tougher tests in line with the standards of UK-trained doctors, a study has said.

Boy, 14, charged with rape of girl

Leigh Journal: A boy will appear at Telford Magistrates' Court charged with serious sexual offences.

8:07am Friday 18th April 2014

A 14-year-old boy will appear in court today in connection with a serious sexual assault on a 10-year-old girl.

Pickles approves 59 allotment sales

Leigh Journal: Eric Pickles has been criticised for approving dozens of applications by councils to sell allotments

8:07am Friday 18th April 2014

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has approved 59 applications by councils to sell allotment sites to make way for development, it has emerged.

British teenager dies in Syria

Leigh Journal: The Foreign Office has confirmed that a British teenager has died in Syria.

8:07am Friday 18th April 2014

A British teenager has died in Syria, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

NHS whistleblower wins tribunal

Leigh Journal: Raj Mattu was "vilified and bullied" by the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, according to his lawyers

2:49am Friday 18th April 2014

A heart doctor turned whistleblower who exposed NHS safety fears has won an unfair dismissal case, his solicitor said.

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