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Almost one in three families lack the right support to care for elderly relatives leaving hospital, a report says

Premature discharge of elderly from hospital problem highlighted in report

The research was carried out on house sparrows

Sparrows study finds link between size and lifespan

Many new houses are built well below the minimum space standard needed for a comfortable home, the RIBA says

Many new homes in England 'like rabbit hutches', say architects

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife say they want to create a better world for their daughter Max

New dad Mark Zuckerberg to give away 99% of his Facebook shares

Hope was born at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Baby Hope becomes youngest organ donor after dying 74 minutes following birth

Police forces must boost their ranks of female officers as they tackle the changing face of crime, Theresa May will say

Police must raise female officer ranks, says Theresa May

Firearms instructors play the part of terrorists in a training programme for armed officers when responding to a terrorist firearms attack

UK police marksmen trained to tackle Paris-style gunmen

RAF war planes are gearing up to launch air strikes against the militants in their heartland

Cameron seeks mandate from Commons to bomb Syria

In England and Wales, any healthy person with a 20% or greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease over 10 years is eligible to have statins on the NHS

UK health expert slams new statin research over author's 'conflict of interest'

Morrissey has won a notable literary award

Bigmouth strikes again as Morrissey lands bad sex in fiction award

George Osborne says voters are mainly concerned about "permanent" migrants, not overseas students who come to study in the UK temporarily

George Osborne acknowledges 'lively debate' on how migration figures are counted

Madonna on stage during her Rebel Heart tour at the O2 Arena

Queen of Pop shrugs off fallen Madonna Brits blooper

Professor Roy Taylor, who led the small trial, is publishing his findings in Diabetes Care (Newcastle University/PA)

Fat loss from pancreas can reverse effects of Type 2 diabetes - study

More households are not paying water bills, figures suggest

More households not paying their water bills, Ofwat says

British astronaut Tim Peake is due to spend an extra month in space

Briton Tim Peake to spend extra month in space

Pressure continues to mount on Lord Feldman

'Bullied' Tory activist's father calls for party chairman Lord Feldman to quit

Hackers could potentially disrupt services 'vital' to financial institutions, the Bank of England has warned

Core financial services 'under threat from cyber attack'

Hope was born at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Baby Hope becomes youngest organ donor after dying 74 minutes following birth

RAF war planes are gearing up to launch air strikes against the militants in their heartland

David Cameron rallies support for Syria air strikes ahead of crunch vote

Chris Eubank has been voted out of the jungle

Knockout blow for Chris Eubank as he leaves the celebrity jungle

DJ Neil Fox arriving at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London with his wife, Vicky Fox

DJ Neil Fox 'took phone calls from teenage girl while on air'

Alison Wilson died after being stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle as she intervened in a street row, a jury has heard

Good Samaritan 'murdered in broken bottle attack'

Sir Michael Wilshaw suggests a lack of political will is holding back improvement in secondary schools in the worst-performing areas of the country

Ofsted head warns of 'divided nation' over secondary school standards

Cilla Black will be remembered in an ITV tribute on Christmas Day

Cilla Black tribute to be screened on Christmas Day on ITV

The number of young people owning their own home has fallen by a fifth since 2010, says Labour

First time buyers 'need £40,000 plus deposit'

Organisers said the message is simple: if you are driving, don't drink

Second drink 'can double chances of fatal road accident'

Under the Bill, internet service providers will have to store people's internet connection records for 12 months

Police chief warns on curbs to snooping Bill powers

An artist's impression of sauropod dinosaurs on the Isle of Skye (Jon Hoad/PA)

170-million-year-old dinosaur footprints found on Isle of Skye

A passenger fund is being set up by Network Rail as an alternative to a fine

Network Rail sets up £4.1m passenger fund as alternative to fine

A general view of Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport

MPs say environmental conditions must be met for third Heathrow runway

Figures for prisons in England and Wales reveal more men and women are dying

Prisons violence driven up by influx of 'legal highs', minister claims

Strike action by junior doctors has been suspended

Doctors' strike suspension too late for hundreds of cancelled ops

Charles has called for large-scale restoration of forests (AP)

No plan B for climate change unless we save the forests - Prince of Wales

One of the 600 pieces of art recovered by police (Gloucestershire Police/PA)

Artwork owners sought as police launch gallery fraud probe

Rona Fairhead is chairman of the BBC Trust

Viewers do not want the BBC to change, Trust chief to say

Ed Sheeran has notched up more than three billion plays on Spotify

Ed Sheeran is Spotify's most streamed artist of all time

Alan Johnson is leading Labour's campaign to stay in the European Union

UK less secure outside EU, warns Labour In For Britain head Alan Johnson

Peter Sutcliffe has been held at Broadmoor Hospital for 31 years

Yorkshire Ripper 'should go back to prison as no longer mentally ill'

The Bank of England carried out an annual health check on the UK's biggest lenders

Big Seven lenders pass Bank of England stress test

Ofcom says interference from devices such as Christmas fairy lights can slow up household broadband set-ups

Fairy lights can slow your broadband - Ofcom

Tina Hughes, the mother of Olivia Bazlinton, at London Bridge station ahead of the 10th anniversary of her daughter's death

Mother angry level crossing safety feature down ahead of death anniversary

The Help to Buy Isa rates unveiled so far have been as high as 4%

Help to Buy Isa scheme now available for first-time buyers

A new law on organ donors in Wales means adults become donors after their death unless they have chosen to opt out

Organs law for Wales means adults automatic donors after death

Education has seen a big rise in vacancies but a fall in advertised salaries, research claims

Study finds north-south pay divide getting bigger

Carrie Fisher first played Princess Leia 38 years ago (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Carrie Fisher describes pressure to lose the pounds for Princess Leia

The Force Awakens is the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise

Minions edging Star Wars: The Force Awakens in calendar charts battle

BBC One's Christmas output will be 90% new programmes, managers said

Emphasis on the new in BBC One programming for Christmas

The state dining room at Buckingham Palace

State dining room closed at Buckingham Palace over ceiling safety concerns

Models have petitioned for a law to protect young models from being pressurised into becoming dangerously thin

Campaigning model Rosie Nelson 'told to get her weight down to the bone'

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