8 patients maimed by hospital blunders every week: Official NHS figures reveal shocking number of serious injuries caused by medical incompetence

Eight patients a week maimed by hospital blunders: Official NHS figures reveal shocking number of serious injuries caused by medical incompetenceIn 2010-2011 eight patients a week were left brain-damaged, blind or missing a limb30million in compensation was paid out to those injuredAmputation payouts alone cost 18million | UPDATED: 10:57 GMT, 31 December 2012 Malpractice: Eight patients a week in 2010-2011 suffered serious injury, such as the amputation of a limb, because of NHS incompetence.

Lego Maniacs! Thought Lego was for kids? Meet the men (and women) who spend 20 hours a week playing with millions of little bricks

LEGOmaniacs! Thought Lego was for kids Meet the men (and women) who spend 20 hours a week playing with their little bricks | UPDATED: 23:46 GMT, 27 December 2012 Every year for the past 20 years, secondary school teacher Michael Addis and his wife, Catherine, have built a giant Lego model in their living room.

David Bailey: Yes, I slept with a lot of women but they had a choice – it wasn"t rape

Yes, I slept with a lot of women but they had a choice – it wasn't rape, says fashion photographer David Bailey (who's still sex mad at 74!) Legendary lothario dated model Jean Shrimpton and married actress Catherine Deneuve before fourth wife Catherine Dyer finally tamed him | UPDATED: 23:53 GMT, 21 December 2012 'I'm mad about her': The photographer with his fourth wife Catherine His reputation as a lothario during his heyday earned him the nickname Big Bad Bailey. Several decades on, with four marriages under his belt and about to turn 75, David Bailey is as controversial as ever. The fashion photographer reveals he still enjoys making love to his 51-year-old wife Catherine, is friends with his ex-girlfriends and ex-wives – and remains unapologetic about his penchant for one night stands.

Royal succession: Ladies of the aristocracy want equality alongside royals

Daughters of the gentry call for equal rights to inherit titles following change to royal succession lawNew law of royal succession would see the royal baby become third in line to the throne regardless of sexCurrent rules see younger brothers inherit titles ahead of older sisters Traditions mean a title will die out rather than be passed to a woman | UPDATED: 09:10 GMT, 17 December 2012 The proposed law changes to ensure that a daughter born to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge can succeed to the throne, should apply to titles as well, daughters of the aristocracy have said. The current tradition follows the previous royal succession law which sees a male heir inherit over a female. Now daughters of the gentry are calling for a equal rights to inherit titles as the new law would leave the aristocracy ‘two steps behind’ the royal family

Rachel Johnson: Introducing The Mail on Sunday"s brilliant new columnist

Rachel Johnson: Introducing The Mail on Sunday's brilliant new columnist PUBLISHED: 22:30 GMT, 8 December 2012 | UPDATED: 01:21 GMT, 9 December 2012 From a Southall council flat to Royal Supergran This week we’ve all felt some sympathetic contractions and unease as the world’s press camped outside a cluster of cells in Marylebone. Well I did anyway. First I worried for the Duchess, long before she would have heard the sad news that the nurse, Jacintha Saldanha, who took the prank phone call from the Australian DJs, had apparently killed herself

Frankie Dettori banned from horse racing for 6 months after failing drugs test

'I've let my wife and children down': Star jockey Frankie Dettori apologises to his family after receiving a six month ban for failing drugs test Former champion jockey failed drugs test at Longchamp on September 16 It has been reported that the substance was cocaineDettori’s ban matches that of Kieren Fallon who tested positive for the drug while riding in France in 2006. | UPDATED: 20:06 GMT, 5 December 2012 Family man: Frankie with wife Catherine son Leo and daughter Ella at the premiere of The Chronicles Of Narnia in December 2005 Star jockey Frankie Dettori today apologised for ‘letting down my wife and children’ after being banned from racing for six months for drug taking

Mother condemns council for removing shrine to her murdered daughter after receiving a single complaint describing it as "litter"

Mother condemns council for removing shrine to her murdered daughter after receiving a single complaint describing it as 'litter' | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 29 November 2012 A mother condemned a callous council today which removed a shrine to her murdered daughter, because of one complaint describing it as ‘litter’. Three people, including her boyfriend, were charged with murder after the body of 23-year-old Catherine Wells-Burr was found in her burned out car dumped in a layby. But tributes left at the scene by family and friends were bagged-up by a council cleanup crew after one person complained that it frightened a horse