U-turn over NHS database opt-out: Victory for privacy campaign as hunt backs down

U-turn over NHS database opt-out: Victory for privacy campaign as hunt backs down By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 00:29 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:29 GMT, 26 April 2013 Patients are to be given the right to opt out of an NHS database logging details of drinking habits, waist sizes and family medical histories.

GP, Stephen Hamilton, 45, "raped vulnerable schoolgirl he secretly medicated with anti-depressants"

Family doctor, 45, 'raped 10-year-old schoolgirl he secretly medicated with anti-depressants' Dr Stephen Hamilton, 45, from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, on trialAlleged to have prescribed girl citalopram before sexually abusing her Court told he put his hands round the girl's neck saying 'you deserve to die'Denies 14 charges including rape, sexual assault and child cruelty By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 09:12 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:59 GMT, 24 April 2013 On trial: Dr Stephen Hamilton, a GP at Heaton Medical Practice in Bolton, is accused of raping the girl from the age of 10 A family doctor raped a vulnerable schoolgirl from the age of 10 after secretly medicating her with an anti-depressant, a court heard. Dr Stephen Hamilton, 45, from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, is alleged to have given the girl the drug citalopram before subjecting her to degrading sexual abuse. Manchester Crown Court heard how he would put his hands around the girl’s neck as he attacked her and told her ‘you deserve to die’

Grandmother handcuffed and escorted from GP surgery after demanding to see medical notes

Grandmother handcuffed and escorted from GP surgery by police after demanding to see medical notesMary Kerswell, 67, paid 10 to see records at Biggleswade Health CentreBut receptionists 'refused to print them out' she claimsShe was handcuffed and led off by police after she refused to leave By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 08:51 GMT, 8 April 2013 | UPDATED: 02:05 GMT, 9 April 2013 Handcuffed: Mary Kerswell was led from Biggleswade Health Centre by police after a misunderstanding over her medical notes A grandmother was handcuffed and led away from her doctor’s surgery by police after a row over her demand to see her medical notes. Mary Kerswell, 67, asked for a copy of her GP records after she was called in for a urine test for a kidney condition she did not have. When the mother of two was shown a brief summary of her medical history she was shocked to see that as well as being wrongly listed as having chronic kidney disease, it said she was a heavy smoker with Alzheimer’s

A portrait of desperate Britain: 4,000 job seekers queue for chance of employment at new shopping centre

A portrait of desperate Britain: 4,000 job seekers queue for chance of employment at new shopping centre Queues formed two hours before the jobs fair opened its doorsJob seekers had to park a mile away because so many people were therePositions were sought at new 84million shopping centre with 56 shops . The Whiteley Shopping Centre, Hampshire, is set to open in May and will have 56 shops, creating more than 1,000 jobs. Carol Bramley, from West End, was the first in the queue at 8am on Wednesday as she looked to find a job for the first time since January.

Toddler dies after her buggy is blown into the road by a gust of wind and hit by a van as her mother turns to lock the front door

Toddler dies after her buggy is blown by a gust of wind into the path of a van as her mother turns to lock the front doorPushchair was blown into traffic after mother turned to lock the front door Three-year-old girl suffered cardiac arrest and died an hour laterDesperate mother tried to give CPR at the scene of the accidentCourier van driver held on suspicion of causing death by careless driving By Damien Gayle PUBLISHED: 16:37 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:27 GMT, 25 March 2013 A three-year-old girl was killed in front of her mother this morning when a gust of wind blew her buggy from her doorstep into the path of a delivery van, according to witnesses. The girl was hit by a van driving into an estate off Wellesley Road in Croydon town centre, South London, after her mother let go 'for a second' to lock her front door

Shopper, 60, who was critically injured in Christmas “trolley rage” attack inside M&S store dies of his injuries

Shopper, 60, who was critically injured in Christmas 'trolley rage' attack inside M&S store dies of his injuries Michael Buckley, 60, was struck by a trolley before ChristmasHe was taken to hospital but police revealed today he has diedMet homicide and serious crime officers are investigating /12/31/article-2255264-16B3C499000005DC-277_634x681.jpg” width=”634″ height=”681″ alt=”The altercation happened while the man shopped in The Glades shopping centre in Bromley High Street” class=”blkBorder” /> Death: Michael Buckley, 60, has died after being knocked to the ground at The Glade shopping centre in Kent One M & S employee said the victim was left sprawled on the floor in agony after what appears to have been a ‘moment of madness’. He said: ‘She just seems to have rammed into him. It is everyone’s nightmare.

Zoya Anwar found alive and well: "Straight A" student, 18, who vanished at her school gates 9 days ago found in Birmingham

Zoya Anwar found alive and well: 'Straight A' student, 18, who vanished at her school gates 9 days ago found in Birmingham Zoya Anwar vanished at the gates of King Edward VI School in Handsworth, Birmingham, on February 26She was spotted by city centre security guards who recognised her picture Four men and a woman, aged between 27 and 48, were originally arrestedThey were all said to know her and were released without charge By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 17:20 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:27 GMT, 7 March 2013 A-level student Zoya Anwar who vanished after saying goodbye to friends at her school gates has been found following a nine day search. She was spotted by security guards in Birmingham City Centre late last night and was taken to Birmingham Central police station where specially trained officers were interviewing her. Four men and a woman arrested in connection with her disappearance were yesterday released without charge.

British project launches first "phonesat" into orbit – and special app will finally reveal if you really CAN hear a scream in space

British project launches MOBILE PHONE into orbit – and special app will finally reveal if you really can hear a scream in spaceSTRaND-1 launched from Sriharikota, IndiaIt is controlled by a Google Nexus One handset running AndroidSatellite will also test two new fuel-efficient propulsion systems . The camera on its Google Nexus 'heart' is visible through the porthole at the top of the stack The STRaND-1 (which stands for Surrey Training Research and Nanosatellite Demonstration) is a joint project between Surrey Space Centre and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, a world leader in small commercial spacecraft.

Enthusiasts from all over the UK and Europe gather in Glasgow for model railway exhibition

The train now standing… is a model: Enthusiasts queue to indulge their love of the railways (in small scale) Model railway clubs from all over the UK and Europe gathered in Glasgow for the Model Rail Scotland exhibitionEvent runs until Sunday but if you can't make it along have a look at our gallery from the Scottish Exhibition Centre By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:11 GMT, 22 February 2013 Huddled over his pride and joy, his is the face of the perfectionist. Using the steadiest of hands, Dave Patterson applies the deft finishing touch to his model carriage. His addition may not have been noticeable to the crowds who descended upon the Model Rail Scotland exhibition yesterday

Man left brain damaged and paralysed after vicious attack has "spoken" for the time in 20 years – thanks to an iPad

Man left brain damaged and paralysed after vicious attack has 'spoken' for the first time in 20 years – thanks to an iPad By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:28 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:59 GMT, 17 February 2013 A man left brain-damaged and paralysed after an attack 20 years ago has been able to 'talk' again for the first time with the help of an iPad.