Women called back in after review of cervical cancer screening lab
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Women called back in after review of cervical cancer screening lab

NHS trust in Essex is rescreening 2,500 samples, with 17 women so far needing reassessment after problem with tests Testing issue at the lab was found in a quality assurance visit by Public Health England. Photograph: Garo/Phanie/Rex/Shutterstock Thousands of cervical smear test samples are being reviewed by an independent screening service after a problem was…

Paris trial sheds light on terrorists’ efforts to hide after attacks
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Paris trial sheds light on terrorists’ efforts to hide after attacks

Drug dealer claims he unwittingly harboured November 2015 attacks’ ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud Jawad Bendaoud told the court he and fellow dealer Mohamed Soumah were ‘criminals and imbeciles, not terrorists’. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images The trial of a drug dealer and slum landlord accused of harbouring two members of the cell that attacked Paris in November 2015…

Tax abuse crackdown brings in only a  third of expected £1bn
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Tax abuse crackdown brings in only a third of expected £1bn

Freedom of Information request reveals some attempts to close avoidance loopholes have failed Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz. Measures are in place to tackle use of offshore accounts here and in Switzerland to recover unpaid tax. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty A crackdown on offshore tax cheats has only recovered about a third of the £1bn that the government…

Hospitals cancelling urgent surgery despite NHS bosses’ orders
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Hospitals cancelling urgent surgery despite NHS bosses’ orders

Exclusive: shortage of intensive care beds in England leading to operations being postponed Hospitals say the limited supply of ICU beds has forced them to prioritise flu patients at immediate risk of dying. Photograph: Mark Thomas/Rex/Shutterstock Hospitals have been cancelling urgent surgery for patients with cancer, heart disease and other life-threatening illnesses, despite NHS bosses’…

Man accuses hospital of ‘rushing to kill’ brain-damaged son
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Man accuses hospital of ‘rushing to kill’ brain-damaged son

Lanre Haastrup wishes to appeal against ruling to withdraw life support for his son, Isaiah Lanre Haastrup and Takesha Thomas, the parents of Isaiah Haastrup, outside the high court in London. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA A grieving father has accused a London hospital of rushing to kill his brain-damaged 11-month-old son by switching off life support…

Nunes memo won’t stop Trump-Russia investigation – Benghazi Republican
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Nunes memo won’t stop Trump-Russia investigation – Benghazi Republican

Trump-Russia investigation Trump on Saturday tweeted: ‘This memo totally vindicates Trump in the probe’. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/EPA A top Democrat in Congress has accused his Republican colleagues of carrying out “a political hit job on the FBI in the service of the president” with the Friday release of a memo assembled by House intelligence committee…

Two Freemasons’ lodges  operating secretly at Westminster
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Two Freemasons’ lodges operating secretly at Westminster

Exclusive: Lodges for MPs and journalists are so covert even lobby reporters do not know members The Central Lobby of the Houses of Parliament. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian Two Freemasons’ lodges set up for members of parliament and political journalists are continuing to operate secretly at Westminster, the Guardian has learned. New Welcome…

‘Shambolic’: women’s groups accuse government over vote centenary funding
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‘Shambolic’: women’s groups accuse government over vote centenary funding

Just 4% of money for grassroots groups allocated in time for anniversary of 1918 suffrage act Law-abiding suffragists. Women’s groups are still waiting to hear if they have received funding to celebrate the centenary of some women getting the vote in 1918. Photograph: Hulton Deutsch/Getty Images It was supposed to be the moment that kickstarted…