NHS faces 17.5bn payout bill after treatment bungles: One seventh of annual budget set aside following avalanche of claims

NHS faces 17.5bn payout bill after treatment bungles: One seventh of annual budget set aside following avalanche of claims By Daniel Martin PUBLISHED: 23:47 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:51 GMT, 11 April 2013 The NHS has been left with a multi-billion-pound bill after an avalanche of legal claims following medical blunders.

Skier missing after avalanche in the Scottish Highlands

Search resumes for missing skier swept up in huge avalanche in the Scottish Highlands Emergency services called to area near Glencoe Ski CentreThirty people involved in the search operationLeader of mountain rescue team admits it is unlikely the person would be found alive Person described as 'an experienced off-piste skier' who was 'out of the ski area' Temperatures could drop to -10C in the Highlands tonight By John Hutchinson PUBLISHED: 18:18 GMT, 30 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:25 GMT, 31 March 2013 Rescuers have resumed their search for a skier missing after being caught up in a major avalanche in the Scottish Highlands. The man was skiing in an off-piste area behind Glencoe Ski Centre with his friend when the avalanche struck at about 1pm yesterday. He was swept away during the incident and efforts to find him have so far been unsuccessful

Pippa Middleton book: A whole 5 off – and signed, too

'A whole 5 off – and signed, too!': Yes, that's Pippa's frank admission on how she's now shifting copies of her (rather rudely reviewed) party tips bookPippa Middleton signed discounted copies of her book at a pub in Stanford DIngley, Berkshire'Her Royal Hotness' has launched a tireless book-signing blitzkrieg in an attempt to turn struggling sales around | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 16 December 2012 It surely wasn’t what she – or the publisher who stumped up a 400,000 advance – expected. But Pippa Middleton’s party-planning book has struggled to sell after attracting an avalanche of unkind reviews blasting its advice as ‘glaringly obvious’. If she is disheartened, however, ‘Her Royal Hotness’ isn’t showing it – and has even launched a tireless book-signing blitzkrieg in an attempt to turn things around

Christmas 2012: Inside the vast Royal Mail depot that is dealing with half a million presents a day

That's Christmas sorted: Inside the vast Royal Mail depot that is dealing with half a million presents a dayGiant temporary facility will sort four million parcels in the run-up to ChristmasBoom in online shopping is behind spike in demandMore than 300 seasonal staff will handle deluge of post | UPDATED: 19:07 GMT, 10 December 2012 Here's where Christmas is sorted on a giant scale – a massive postal centre dealing with half a million parcels a day. The giant temporary facility has been set up to handle the avalanche of online shopping over the festive period. More than 300 seasonal staff have been taken on to run the sorting centre in Swindon, Wiltshire – one of eight set up by the Royal Mail around Britain.