Margaret Thatcher leaves hospital after operation to remove growth from her bladder Surgery was 'minimally invasive' and former PM said to be in good spirits | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 29 December 2012 .
Nelson Mandela is 'in good spirits' after two weeks in hospital, says South African president Jacob Zuma Former South African leader is 'looking much better' said President Zuma Mr Mandela had surgery to remove gallstones on December 15 Doctors are happy with Mr Mandela's progress but no date given for release | UPDATED: 11:23 GMT, 25 December 2012 Nelson Mandela is in good spirits and looking much better after more than two weeks in hospital, South Africa President Jacob Zuma said today. Zuma, who visited Mandela on Christmas Day, said in a statement that doctors were happy with the progress the anti-apartheid hero was making. 'We found him in good spirits
Christmas carnage kicks off across Britain as drunken revellers stretch emergency services to the limit Drunken yobs cause carnage in cities across the countryCalls to 999 skyrocket as drinkers fight and fall overArmy-style triage units in street to deal with chaos500,000 emergency centre just for drunks set up in London | UPDATED: 16:18 GMT, 16 December 2012 A young woman dressed in next to nothing lies prostrate on a soaking pavement, one of thousands of binge-drinking revellers who caused chaos on Britain's streets on 'Black Friday'. With just nine days until Christmas, hordes of party-goers ignored the driving rain and freezing conditions to pack out pubs, bars and clubs on festive parties, and many were so drunk they could barely stand