Carer Angela Perkins jailed for stealing 100k life savings from dementia patient

Carer jailed for stealing 100,000 life savings from dementia patient aged 90Angela Perkins, 47, was sentenced to two years in prisonShe admitted the theft at an earlier hearing at Norwich Crown CourtPerkins had originally been charged with stealing 55,000 from the womanBut it later emerged that she had stolen almost double that amountThe victim is in 24-hour residential care By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 09:03 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:31 GMT, 7 February 2013 Sentenced: Carer Angela Perkins was jailed for two years after admitting stealing 100,000 from a 90-year-old dementia sufferer A carer who stole 100,000 from a 90-year-old dementia patient has been jailed for two years. Angela Perkins siphoned money from the vulnerable patient's life savings between 2005 and 2010

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Patients must have dignity until the end

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Patients must have dignity until the end | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 22 December 2012 Sadly, it has been a year in which disturbing questions have been asked about the way Britain’s health service – so admirable in so many ways – treats the sick and dying. There have been terrible instances of patients being killed by malnutrition and dehydration. Only this month, the Labour MP Ann Clwyd told how her husband – treated with ‘indifference and contempt’ by NHS nurses – had died ‘like a battery hen’.

Why some people are gay: New study claims trait is passed from mothers to sons and from fathers to daughters

Why some people are gay: New study claims trait is passed from mothers to sons and from fathers to daughtersNew study answers puzzle of why homosexuality seems to run in familiesIt would not be expected to persist given Darwinian natural selectionResearchers show it is an epigenetic rather than a genetic trait | UPDATED: 14:26 GMT, 12 December 2012 Homosexuality is passed down through the generations from mother to son and from father to daughter, a new study claims. From an evolutionary standpoint, homosexuality is a trait that would not be expected to develop and persist in the face of Darwinian natural selection. It is nevertheless common for men and women in most cultures and previous studies have shown that homosexuality runs in families, leading most researchers to presume a genetic underpinning of sexual preference.

The Pope joins Twitter and racks up 70,000 followers within hours

The Pope joins Twitter for first time and racks up 70,000 followers within hours (only 1.2billion to go then)The official account went live today and was deluged with followersThe Pope will begin tweeting on December [email protected] handle means both 'Pope' and 'Bridge builder' | UPDATED: 14:16 GMT, 3 December 2012 God's representative on Earth will soon be spreading his holy message via Twitter He already has 1.2 billion 'followers' in the standard sense of the word but the Pope now has another type after entering what for any 85-year old is the brave new world of the social media site. It was today announced that Pope Benedict's official handle on Twitter will be @Pontifex and within hours of the account going live this morning, the feed had attracted more than 70,000 followers