One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks The 20million campaign follows a big rise in cases in south WalesMany affected missed out on vaccination in late 1990s and early 2000s587 confirmed measles cases in England in first three months of 2013That's more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 ” class=”blkBorder” /> Vaccinations: Figures show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 Many of those affected are teenagers who missed out on vaccination in the late 1990s and early 2000s when parents were concerned about a link between MMR and autism that has since been discredited.
I was first to see the Sandy Hook carnage: British clergyman describes agony of comforting parents as they asked: 'Where's my child'Rev Clive Calver went straight to the school after hearing of the shootingHe was with parents as they heard that their children were among the deadHe also held the funeral of only British victim six-year-old Dylan Hockley | UPDATED: 11:31 GMT, 24 December 2012 A British clergyman has described how he was among the first on the scene of the Sandy Hook school shooting – and was with the families when they heard the news their children had died. Rev Clive Calver, who was born in London but now leads the Walnut Hill Community Church, in Conneticut, took the funeral of Dylan Hockley, the six-year-old British boy who was killed when crazed gunman Adam Lanza went on a rampage which left 20 children and six teachers dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dylan, who suffered from autism, died cradled in the arms of his devoted special needs teacher Anne Marie Murphy who was also killed. Rev Clive Calver, left, was among the first on the scene and held the funeral of British victim six-year-old Dylan Hockley, right Dylan's funeral was held at the Walnut Hill Community Church on Friday His father Ian Hockley, 42, moved his family from Eastleigh, Hampshire, to Newtown, Connecticut, two years ago in the belief that America would give his boys – Dylan and big brother Jake, eight – a better start in life.
British families stranded in Lapland as dream trip turns to nightmare when return flight is cancelled due to engine problemsMore than 200 passengers stranded for four hours on planeFamily tell how 1,700 Christmas dream holiday turned into 'disaster'Passengers left to queue in the 30 degree chill to see Santa | UPDATED: 18:52 GMT, 23 December 2012 Hundreds of Brits on a day-trip to Lapland today feared they would not get home for Christmas after their return flight was cancelled.
Single mother targeted by 'sex-hungry' men after fake dating profile set up on Plenty of Fish website revealed her work address Lynn Gunning from Sunderland said she was 'beside herself' when she was approached by men after workThe fake profile said she was 'up for anything' and invited them to meet herIt was only shut down after Northumbria Police commented that it was a fake | UPDATED: 23:08 GMT, 29 November 2012 A single mother was targeted by ‘sex-hungry’ men after a fake dating profile was set up in her name. Lynn Gunning's fake profile on the Plenty of Fish website said she was 'up for anything' and invited men to meet her at Boots, where she works as a sales assistant. The mother-of-two said she was 'beside herself' when a series of men turned up expecting sex.