Michael Schumacher is "making progress" and "showing moments of consciousness and awakening," his agent has said.
The racing driver, who suffered a severe head injury while skiing off-piste in the resort of Meribel in France last December, remains in an artificially induced coma.
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We're all narcissists now (aren't we) so it must be OK for me to see the prism of UK politics through my two stints as a political editor.