Brave girl, 8, overcomes cancer to appear in a movie alongside film hunk James McAvoy

Brave girl, 8, overcomes cancer to appear in a movie alongside film hunk James McAvoy Megan Finn was diagnosed with a kidney tumour in 2007She had surgery and underwent six months of chemotherapyLast year she beat hundreds of other youngsters to appear in movie adaptation of Irvine Welsh novel Filth with Oscar-nominated James McAvoy – but Megan won't be allowed to watch it for a few years.

Meet Selfridges "Elfridges: Department store hires stylish Santa"s helpers to take the stress out of Christmas shopping

The Selfridges 'Elfridges: Department store hires stylish Santa's helpers to take the stress out of Christmas shopping 'Elfridges will help shoppers find presents, gift wrap them, carry bags and even hail taxis Female helpers dressed in stylish Vivienne Westwood dresses | UPDATED: 14:29 GMT, 23 November 2012 Shopping in central London can be a nightmare – and never more so than during the festive season.

New jab could relieve your hayfever for weeks – as global warming threatens to extend the pollen season

New jab could relieve your hayfever for weeks – as global warming threatens to extend the pollen season | UPDATED: 04:41 GMT, 11 September 2012 A new hay-fever vaccine that promises lasting relief for sufferers is being developed, amid fears that the pollen season could go on six weeks longer in future due to global warming.

An end to the flu? Oral spray "kills 99.9% of infectious airborne germs"

An end to the flu Oral spray 'kills 99.9% of infectious airborne germs' Halo Oral Antiseptic has been found to be 99.9 per cent effective in killing infectious airborne germsSpray protects from any germs breathed in for six hours | UPDATED: 12:01 GMT, 10 September 2012 The influenza season is a thorn in the side of both employees and employers alike.

Spring into shape now: From fitness ‘snacking’ to the three-chew challenge – here’s how to lose that winter flab

Spring into shape now From 'fitness snacking' to the 'three-chew challenge' – how to lose that winter flab | UPDATED: 00:41 GMT, 2 April 2012 'Fitness snacking': Regularly exercise in short bursts if you want to lose weight The temperatures might have dropped again but our recent heat wave offered a tantalising glimpse of the summer ahead.

Hay fever playing up? Blame the birch trees and steer clear of celery!

Hay fever playing up Blame the birch trees and steer clear of celery! | UPDATED: 23:35 GMT, 19 March 2012 Sneezing, itchy eyes and runny nose — these are the symptoms that will already be troubling many millions of Britons, with the hay fever season having started even earlier than usual due to the mild winter.

John Motson: "The thought of the next football match is usually enough to keep me cheerful"

“The thought of the next football match is usually enough to keep me cheerful”: Under the microscope with John Motson The 66-year-old veteran Match Of The Day commentator on how he has avoided depression and why he puts on weight during the football season

Boy allergic to CHRISTMAS: Charlie Smith, 3, set to miss out on traditional festive treats

Boy, 3, set to miss out on traditional festive treats… because he’s allergic to CHRISTMAS A three-year-old boy misses out on all the traditional trappings of the festive season – because he”s effectively allergic to Christmas