Terrifying moment armed gunman walks down the street after threatening to shoot police officers Boy, eight, ordered to flee by police marksmen as they hunted down the gunman in Much Wenlock, Shropshire Police firearms officers shot at the man, aged in his 50s, but missedHe was later arrested after being tackled by a police dog By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 12:07 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:37 GMT, 2 April 2013 This is the terrifying moment a gunman casually strolled down a road carrying a pistol which he had threatened to shoot two officers with.
Pupils aged just TWELVE given nicotine patches by nurses on visits to schools without telling their parents The patches are available to pupils from NHS nurses making fortnightly visits to schools in Essex Fears the patches could become a 'status symbol' among young schoolchildren By Kerry Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 10:48 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:57 GMT, 25 January 2013 Addiction: The NHS has been dishing out nicotine patches to schoolchildren as young as 12, it has emerged (FILE PHOTO) Nicotine patches are being handed out to schoolchildren as young as 12 on the NHS without their parents' knowledge, it has emerged. Nurses employed by NHS South West Essex have been distributing patches to young pupils during fortnightly visits to schools, where they speak to children confidentially
Pippa opening sexy underwear, Carole enjoying a sneaky ciggie and mum-to-be tucking into turkey: Christmas at the Middletons' home… or is it | UPDATED: 23:07 GMT, 22 December 2012 It's the Middletons as you’ve never seen them before – letting their hair down behind the closed doors of their Berkshire home as they celebrate the last Christmas before the birth of a Royal baby. And there’s special cause for a party this year as the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are spending the festive season with her parents, having decided that a formal Christmas at Sandringham might be too much for Kate, given her severe morning sickness.
Just one cigarette a day doubles a woman's risk of having a fatal heart attack | UPDATED: 21:03 GMT, 11 December 2012 Habit-forming: On average, those in the study who smoked reported that they started in their late teens Women who smoke as little as one a day are at higher risk of dying suddenly from heart attack and other heart problems, warn researchers. The risk is doubled compared with women who don’t smoke, and higher for long-term smokers.
Another reason to rethink that late-night cigarette: Smoking DOES make your hangover worse People who smoke before drinking more likely to experience a hangover and more intense symptoms than those who don'tCigarette smoke contains the chemical acetaledhyde, which is also present in alcohol and has been linked to hangoversResearchers suggest the nicotine in cigarettes could have a negative effect on the nervous system | UPDATED: 12:19 GMT, 5 December 2012 You could regret it tomorrow: Smoking was found to worsen hangover symptoms among students in a U.S study For anyone who has had one too many drinks on a night out, a dry mouth, pounding head and nausea will be all too familiar symptoms the morning after. But now scientists say your hangover could feel a whole lot worse if you smoke as well. A team of scientists from Brown University found this effect wasn't because smokers drank more.
Husband 'murdered wife by pouring white spirits over her and setting it on fire after row about clothes' | UPDATED: 21:40 GMT, 3 December 2012 A husband killed his wife by pouring white spirit over her and setting it alight, prosecutors have said. Stephen Eastwood, 55, attacked his wife of 10 years, Angela, 56, at their home in Thurcroft, Rotherham, a jury at Sheffield Crown Court was told today. The court heard Mrs Eastwood did not go to hospital immediately and may not have appreciated at first how serious the burns were to her face, neck and chest