ENGLAND captain Harry Kane has vowed to do “everything” to keep a young cancer patient smiling by beating Sweden in the World Cup.

The Tottenham Hotspur star replied to a tweet by paediatric radiographer Liam Herbert, who shared a video of Ben Williams receiving a replica World Cup trophy.

The five-year-old could not walk or talk before his treatment but he asked for the World Cup as his speech returned while he was going through a course of radiotherapy for a brain tumour.

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The cardiac team at University Southampton Hospital

UK doctors have become the first in the world to implant a new pacemaker which can be monitored by the patient’s smartphone using Bluetooth technology.

Dr John Paisey, a consultant cardiologist at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) NHS Foundation Trust, performed four of the first five procedures in the world at Southampton General Hospital with the first being carried out at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

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Passport by PA

PASSPORT-style photographs are not a reliable way to validate a child’s identity at border control or in child protection cases, a study has suggested.

Psychologists at the University of Lincoln presented research participants with pairs of photos, some showing only infant faces and some showing both an infant and an older child’s face, and asked them to determine whether the image pair showed the same child or two different children.

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