You"ve lived too long. You"re a nuisance: What drunken daughter, 67, told her elderly mother before trying to smother her after row over…

'You've lived too long. You're a nuisance': What drunken daughter, 67, told her elderly mother, 97, before trying to smother her after row over Christmas dinner Connie Goodman, 97, fought off daughter and pressed emergency alarmJulie Faulkner jailed for five years after admitting attempted murderTold police: 'I promised her when it got too bad I'd put a pillow on her face'Mother has changed her locks and doesn't want to see her daughter again By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 11:44 GMT, 5 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 5 April 2013 Jailed: Julie Faulkner, 67, tried to smother her mother with a cushion in a row over Christmas dinner in her sheltered accommodation in Blaby, Leicstershire The daughter of a frail 97-year-old woman smothered her with a pillow for asking to be cooked Christmas dinner, shouting: 'You've lived too long and you're a nuisance.' Julie Faulkner, 67, has now been jailed for five years for the assault, which almost cost the life of her mother, Connie Goodman.

Creator of Thunderbirds Gerry Anderson dies aged 83 after long Alzheimer"s battle

'Inspirational' creator of Thunderbirds Gerry Anderson dies aged 83 after long Alzheimer's battle Father of four created classic sci-fi series but had been battling dementia One of Britain's leading creative brains over six-decade production career Family is 'touched by the outpouring of gratitude for what dad did for TV' | UPDATED: 00:48 GMT, 27 December 2012 Gerry Anderson, the creator of classic TV series Thunderbirds and Stingray, has died aged 83. The father of four, of Nuffield, Oxfordshire, who also created the Captain Scarlet and Joe 90 shows – had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for almost three years and died peacefully in his sleep

IQ tests are "meaningless and too simplistic" claim researchers

IQ tests are 'meaningless and too simplistic' claim researchers Researchers say findings are a 'wake up call' for anyone using current testsComes after biggest ever study of intelligence | UPDATED: 18:29 GMT, 19 December 2012 It will come as a relief to those who failed to shine when taking an IQ test. After conducting the largest ever study of intelligence, researchers have found that far from indicating how clever you are, IQ testing is actually rather ‘meaningless’.

I will agree to radiotherapy if my son has cancer, says mum who ran away to stop him receiving the life-saving treatment

I WILL agree to radiotherapy if my son has cancer, says mum who ran away to stop him receiving the life-saving treatment | UPDATED: 22:57 GMT, 9 December 2012 Sally Roberts, 37, at the High Court last week. She sparked a nationwide hunt when she disappeared with her seven-year-old son, who is recovering from the removal of a large brain tumour The mother who went on the run with her son to prevent him being given radiotherapy has dramatically relented – saying last night that she would allow doctors to perform the potentially life-saving treatment if his cancer had returned.

I was afraid the cancer treatment would fry his brain: Why mother fled hospital with her gravely ill son, 7

I was afraid the cancer treatment would fry his brain: Why mother fled hospital with her gravely ill son, 7 Mother says she ran away with seven-year-old as she fears radiotherapy will permanently harm his brain, affect his IQ and damage her only son's growthSally Roberts has been giving seriously ill son Neon natural medicineDoctors disagree with decision and have started legal proceedingsNeon was temporarily placed into foster care then given to his father | UPDATED: 22:31 GMT, 6 December 2012 A mother who ran away with her seven-year-old son to prevent him having life-saving radiotherapy last night claimed that a doctor told her the treatment would ‘fry his brains’. Sally Roberts, 37, has been giving her seriously ill son Neon alternative therapies as he recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumour. But doctors disagree with her decision to use only natural medicine and have started legal proceedings, arguing that Neon’s chances of surviving will be ‘dramatically reduced’ if he does not undergo radiotherapy soon

Why older people are more susceptible to fraud: Area of the brain that deals with trust is less active in pensioners

Why older people are more susceptible to fraud: Area of the brain that deals with trust is less active in pensioners | UPDATED: 01:39 GMT, 4 December 2012 Age-related changes to the brain could make pensioners more susceptible to fraud, scientists say. They have found that an area of the brain that helps us work out who can be trusted is less active in older men and women