'They were treated like dogs waiting to be put down': Son of couple put on 'death pathway' blasts decision to withdraw treatment War veteran Charles Futcher died after being put on Liverpool Care PathwayWife Hilda who was also put on pathway, died ten days after her husband Son Charles Futcher said the decision was made without family consentMail revealed 60,000 patients die a year on pathway without their consent | UPDATED: 10:44 GMT, 1 January 2013 A war veteran and his wife died within days of each other after being put on the Liverpool Care Pathway without consent. Charles Futcher, 90, who fought in the battle of El Alamein, died alone in a care home after he was put on the controversial end-of-life process. Ten days later his wife Hilda, 89, died in the same home after she too was given sedatives and had vital food and fluids withdrawn under pathway procedures
Christmas delivery panic! Scores of City Link customers accuse couriers of losing orders over fears gifts would not arrive in time for the big day City Link under fire as customers go online to voice their anger One claims armchair for father, 85, will not now arrive until December 28Comedian Charlie Higson says his son's present was 'lost' by the firm Company pledges to work round clock to deliver all orders by end of today | UPDATED: 20:54 GMT, 24 December 2012 Scores of shoppers were today left fearing they would not get their presents in time for Christmas Day after accusing one of the UK's biggest courier firms of losing orders and delaying deliveries. Customers have gone online to voice their anger after experiencing a spate of problems with City Link, with some saying they will not now be able to give their gifts to loved ones tomorrow. City Link describes itself as a 'market leading service provider of guaranteed Next Day & Timed delivery services' but has admitted receiving 'unprecedented levels' of orders over the festive period
Onwards to half a century! Keith Vaz selectively marks his 25 years in Parliament | UPDATED: 23:47 GMT, 19 December 2012 Publicity-loving Labour MP Keith Vaz, 56, distributes a booklet of pictures marking his 25 years in Parliament, containing generous tributes from David Cameron and Ed Miliband.
Charlie Brooks spills the beans at Christmas party | UPDATED: 00:56 GMT, 19 December 2012 Currently on remand for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, racehorse trainer Charlie Brooks – adoring husband of flame-haired former News International boss Rebekah Brooks – told guests at a Christmas party yesterday: ‘I was leaving the house for the first day of Cheltenham when 18 bobbies turned up.
Terminally ill toddler who delivered his parents' wedding rings in his toy car starts potentially life-saving drug trial Charlie is suffering from acute myleoid leukaemia. Doctors told his parents last month he only had months to liveThey moved forward their wedding so their son could be best man Charlie is now taking part in a drug trial in an attempt to stop cancer growthHis mother said if the treatment goes well it could give the toddler partial remission | UPDATED: 19:39 GMT, 17 December 2012 A dying toddler who drove down the aisle at his parents' wedding in a remote controlled car has started potentially life-saving treatment – just in time for Christmas. Brave Charlie Harris-Beard was best man for his father Joe when he tied the knot with his mother Fiona last month.
Amazing tale of WWII pilot's encounter with German flying ace who saluted an American plane and let them fly safely instead of shooting them down | UPDATED: 18:25 GMT, 9 December 2012 An American bomber pilot was fighting for his life and they lives of his six wounded crew members when he tried desperately to keep the plane from nose-diving into German territory during World War II. Adding to his concerns, 2nd Lt. Brown feared a new threat when he spotted a German plane directly next to his plane, so close that the German pilot was looking him directly in the eyes and making big gestures with his hands that only scared Brown more.