Former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves hospital after successful "routine tests"

Former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves hospital after successful 'routine tests'94-year-old had planned tests to monitor his existing health conditionsMandela was hospitalised last year for lung infection and gallstones /12/21/article-0-1669C678000005DC-717_638x392.jpg” width=”638″ height=”392″ alt=”Routine: Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital in Pretoria for routine tests and there was said to be 'no cause for concern'” class=”blkBorder” /> Routine: Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital in Pretoria for routine tests and there was said to be 'no cause for concern' Mr Mandela was hospitalised at the end of last year and he was airlifted on December 8 from his rural village in the south of the country to a hospital in Pretoria for a series of tests. Doctors found the former president and hero of the anti-apartheid struggle had a recurrent lung infection and had developed gallstones. He underwent surgery to remove the gallstones on December 15 and remained in hospital until December 26.

Daniel Day Lewis: Oscar winner"s brother says I wish Daniel would end our 19-year feud

Brother of Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis says he wishes the star would end their 19-year feud… which started over a bookSean Day-Lewis, 81, 'fell out with his brother over unauthorised biography' Mr Day-Lewis is half brother of the star, from his father's first marriageHe said he longs for a reconciliation with his younger brother By Chris Hastings PUBLISHED: 15:11 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 3 March 2013 Sean Day-Lewis, 81, reportedly fell out with his famous brother over a 'misunderstanding' about a biography of the actor – pictured with his Oscar The estranged brother of Daniel Day-Lewis has revealed he is desperate to end their 19-year feud sparked by an unofficial biography of the actor. Sean Day-Lewis says that the Lincoln star – who last week made history as the first man to win three Best Actor Oscars – cut him off in 1994 and that the pair have not spoken since

New Year Honours: Children"s illustrator Quentin Blake who sketched Roald Dahl books celebrates 80th birthday with a knighthood

Children's illustrator Quentin Blake who sketched Roald Dahl books celebrates 80th birthday with a knighthood | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 29 December 2012 Children's author and artist Quentin Blake is best known for illustrating Roald Dahl's books Children's author and artist Quentin Blake, best known for illustrating Roald Dahl’s books, will receive a knighthood. Mr Blake said the honour was an excellent present for his recent 80th birthday – but added that many of his fans already assume he is a Sir. He said: ‘The funny thing is that my books are published a lot in France and Germany and I get a lot of letters from people there who think I have got it already, so I suppose this kind of regularises it.

Sir John Betjeman"s daughter drops a bomb on Nick Boles

Betjeman girl drops a bomb on Boles… By Quentin Letts PUBLISHED: 20:47 GMT, 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 21:38 GMT, 21 December 2012 Minister with plans: Nick Boles wants to make building easier for developers Planning minister Nick Boles has been given a right kick up Santa’s chimney by the daughter of Sir John Betjeman

Nelson Mandela"s health problems are "serious" but "he is improving", says South African president

Nelson Mandela's health problems are 'serious' but 'he is improving', says South African presidentJacob Zuma described Mr Mandela as an 'unparalleled fighter' 94-year-old had previously been admitted to hospital with lung infection Doctors say the former South African president will be kept in hospital | UPDATED: 10:25 GMT, 21 December 2012 Nelson Mandela's condition was serious when he was admitted to hospital 13 days ago, but the 94-year-old's health is improving, President Jacob Zuma has said. The South African president, told members of the ruling African National Congress at the close of a party conference: 'His condition was serious but he is responding well to treatment and has steadily improved over the last few days.' Mr Mandela was airlifted on December 8 from his rural village in the south of the country to a hospital in Pretoria for a series of tests

We HAVE to build on the countryside to solve Britain"s "massive" housing crisis, says Cameron

We HAVE to build on the countryside to solve Britain's 'massive' housing crisis, says CameronDavid Cameron made clear that greenfield sites would have to disappear for new homes to be builtAnd he said the Government would continue to push for the planning system to be speeded up to allow new development | UPDATED: 08:33 GMT, 12 December 2012 Controversial: Large areas of the countryside will have to be built on to solve Britain's 'massive' housing crisis, David Cameron said yesterday Large areas of the countryside will have to be built on to solve Britain’s ‘massive’ housing crisis, David Cameron said yesterday. The Prime Minister backed planning minister Nick Boles, who caused fury last month by saying the Government needs to concrete over an area of greenfield land twice the size of Greater London. Mr Cameron said it was not a target to build on 3 per cent more of Britain’s land – the figure outlined by Mr Boles – but he made clear that greenfield sites would have to disappear for new homes to be built.