One in four health trusts have failed to meet standards over hospital infections, with five getting warnings under the Care Quality Commission's tough new regulatory regime. Randeep Ramesh, the Guardian's social affairs editor, has the details.
Jonathan Freedland on the US putting more pressure on Israel over Palestinians
The row over Joe Biden's visit gives Washington the chance to dispense with endless talks about talks and push for real peace
Labour turned out in force to eulogise their former leader, Michael Foot, socialist stalwart, at a funeral in north London
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Mark Thompson is jumping from the second storey because he fears a new government may throw him from the roof