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Terminally-ill Noel Conway has called on politicians to change the law on assisted dying after his legal fight to die "peacefully and with dignity" was rejected by the UK's highest court.The 68-year-old retired lecturer (pictured), from Shrewsbury, who has motor neurone disease, said the Supreme Court's refusal to hear his…
A terminally ill motor neurone disease sufferer who wants to die a "peaceful and dignified death" will go to the UK's highest court in a bid to change the law on assisted dying.Noel Conway (pictured) vowed to continue his legal fight after losing a Court of Appeal challenge in June…
An incurably-ill man has ended his life in a clinic in Switzerland, according to two campaign groups who supported his UK legal challenge. The 54 year-old man, who can only be identified as Omid T, died at a Lifecircle clinic on Thursday morning, Humanists UK and My Death-My Decision (MDMD)…
A ruling that a man with an extensive brain injury should be allowed to die without his family going before a judge has been upheld by the UK's highest court. From June 2017, the 52-year-old financial analyst, who can be identified only as Mr Y, was in a prolonged disorder…
Motor neurone disease sufferer Noel Conway has lost his Court of Appeal challenge against a "blanket ban" on assisted dying. The 68-year-old retired lecturer from Shrewsbury, who says he feels "entombed" by his illness, has fought a long legal battle for the right to a "peaceful and dignified" death. He…
A fashion student has been acquitted of murdering her former partner who died by euthanasia after she threw acid over him as he lay sleeping. Berlinah Wallace, 48, meticulously researched acid attacks and purchased a bottle of 98% concentration sulphuric acid online after Mark van Dongen left her for another…
Prue Leith has shared her backing for assisted dying after watching her own brother endure a "very painful, miserable death". The Great British Bake Off judge has revealed she is supporting Guernsey's step towards legalising assisted dying when its parliament debates whether to allow terminally ill people to end their…
A politician debating whether to legalise assisted dying in Guernsey has been criticised for his "crass" and "ignorant" comments to campaigners. The Channel Island could become the only place in the British Isles to allow the terminally ill to end their lives with the help of a doctor if the…
A terminally ill man is to begin an Appeal Court challenge against a "blanket ban" on assisted dying. Motor neurone disease sufferer Noel Conway, who says he feels "entombed" by his illness, is fighting a legal battle for the right to a "peaceful and dignified" death. The 68-year-old retired lecturer…
An incurably-ill man has brought the latest stage of his legal fight for a "dignified death" to the High Court. The 54-year-old, who can only be referred to as Omid T, is involved in an ongoing legal battle against the UK's "blanket ban" on assisted suicide. He is in the…
A majority of UK doctors and the general public support assisted dying, according to a series of articles in the British Medical Journal. Over half of doctors agreed that assisted dying should be legalised in certain circumstances, according to a survey of 733 doctors referenced in an article by cardiologist…
Terminally-ill Noel Conway has vowed to appeal against a legal decision which has denied him a say over how and when he will die. The 67-year-old retired lecturer from Shrewsbury, who says he feels "entombed" by his motor neurone disease, is dependent on a ventilator and was not at the…
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