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A very sick 11-month-old girl who has spent her life in hospital should be allowed to die peacefully, a High Court judge has ruled.Mr Justice Hayden said doctors could stop providing "futile" life-support treatment to the youngster.The judge said the little girl had a progressive brain injury plus a very…
Most of us want to live interdependently – in lives full of friendship, love, purpose and meaning. We also want some independence – to make choices about our lives, and to be able to undertake the basic activities of daily living (dressing, washing, eating) how and when we want. If…
One of Britain's most prolific paedophiles, who blackmailed a string of vulnerable victims, is to challenge his 32-year prison sentence.Cambridge graduate Matthew Falder will have his case considered by three Court of Appeal judges in London on Tuesday.He admitted 137 offences, including voyeurism, encouraging child rape, and sharing images showing…
Two ambulances have been damaged by bricks thrown from a Birmingham overpass in a "dangerous and idiotic" attack. Authorities are appealing for information about the incident which took place on Borchfield Road, at the junction of Aston Lane, between 2.30pm and 3pm on Tuesday. Nathan Hudson, emergency services operations delivery…
A killer who strangled a mother-of-two during sex and then scattered pornography near her body has been convicted of murder. Jurors deliberated for an hour and 15 minutes before unanimously convicting Richard Bailey (pictured) of the murder of 33-year-old Charlotte Teeling, who had also been smothered. Birmingham Crown Court heard…
A 25-year-old mother convicted of allowing the manslaughter of her infant son at the hands of his father has been jailed for 18 months. Laura Davies (pictured) was told she had failed to heed "warning signals" before the death of six-month-old Kayden Walker - including a comment from his father,…
Staff at one of Britain's largest prisons were found asleep or locked in offices during an inspection that uncovered "appalling" squalor and violence, a watchdog has said, as it emerged the Government is taking over the privately-run jail. In a scathing critique, Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke warned HMP…
Young people with mental disorders are being let down by under-ambitious NHS treatment targets, experts have warned as they shunned the "snowflake generation" label. Researchers claimed adolescents and students are not more emotionally brittle than their parents, instead "more likely to talk about anxieties and worries". Consultant psychiatrist Dr Rachel…
A woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a doctor while being treated for blood clots at Birmingham Children's Hospital has been awarded a five-figure settlement by the trust. The woman, now 26, was allegedly attacked by prolific paedophile Dr Myles Bradbury, who is serving a 16-year sentence for sex…
A woman has spoken of how she feared she would die at the hands of her increasingly violent and controlling husband after he was jailed for his abusive crimes. Zeenit Bibi endured 16 years of marriage to Aziz Rehman, who kept her a virtual prisoner in their home, routinely beating…
A woman who duped her teenage daughter into going to Pakistan and forced her to marry has been jailed for four and a half years, in the first successful prosecution of its type. The unemployed woman, whom a judge said acted with "cowardice" and "deceit", was convicted on Tuesday of…
A mother has been convicted of duping her teenage daughter to go to Pakistan and forcing her to marry, in the first successful prosecution of its type. The woman was found guilty following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court, where a jury heard how the victim had sobbed as she…
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