Laura Coward: Young rider who was paralysed after being thrown from racehorse launches compensation bid

Rider, 21, who was paralysed after she was thrown from racehorse launches multi-million pound compensation bidLaura Coward was just 17 when she broke her back by falling on to a fenceShe remains in a wheelchair after surgery to mend her severed spinal cord Claims her stables told her she would be fine, despite the horse's strength By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 18:03 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:37 GMT, 31 January 2013 Paraplegic: Laura Coward was working at a racehorse training stables when she fell off Saucy Night A promising young rider who was paralysed when she was thrown from a history-making racehorse has launched a multi-million pound compensation claim against the stables and trainer. Stablehand Laura Coward was 17 when she broke her neck after taking Saucy Night for a trial ride in Wiltshire in November 2008. The racehorse had made headlines three years earlier when he became the first to win a race without wearing horseshoes.

Coq d"Argent: Married banker, 46, leapt seven floors to his death from open air City restaurant "after struggling to pay children"s…

Married banker, 46, leapt seven floors to his death from City restaurant Coq d'Argent 'after struggling to pay children's school fees'Inquest finds Nico Lambrechts intended to kill himself when he jumped off the roof of Coq d'Argent in October last yearBanker was about to move home to South Africa and had financial troubles /10/18/article-2219345-050942290000044D-717_634x399.jpg” width=”634″ height=”399″ alt=”Suicide: Mr Lambrechts jumped to his death in the internal atrium of the building in the City of London” class=”blkBorder” /> Suicide: Mr Lambrechts jumped to his death in the internal atrium of the building in the City of London Site: Police stand at the spot where Mr Lambrechts fell to his death Domenico Ferrini, who hired Mr Lambrechts at Investec in June last year, said that the banker had joined the company shortly before it was due to move its headquarters to Cape Town. 'He was very interested to start with and it was a wonderful opportunity within our growing business,' he said. 'I think there were a few things he was worried about.

Disability handouts to be cut or stopped for 330,000 claimants as Government aims to end "welfare for life"

Disability handouts to be cut or stopped for 330,000 claimants as Government aims to end 'welfare for life'New figures show 71 per cent of claimants do not go through proper checksWithout reform, one in every 17 adults would be claiming DLA by 2018 says Disability minister | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 13 December 2012 Benefits clampdown: Disability minister Esther McVey defends change The Government is to reduce or stop disability allowance for hundreds of thousands of claimants in a bid to end unchecked ‘welfare for life’. The clampdown comes as new figures suggest that seven in ten of those claiming the benefit go through the system without proper checks

Kristy Cadman-Jones death: Coroner challenges groom over new wife"s heroin overdose on honeymoon

'Did you intend your bride to die' Coroner stuns groom at inquest with challenge over new wife's heroin overdose on honeymoon Former journalist Kristy Cadman-Jones killed by overdose of pure heroin Hearing heard husband filled in life insurance claim form putting cause of death as 'heart and cardiovascular failure'Damian, 31, denies embalming his wife less than 48 hours after her death in order to prevent toxicology tests being carried outPair were on honeymoon in a dream four-week trip when 27-year-old died | UPDATED: 10:42 GMT, 7 December 2012 A coroner stunned an inquest into a honeymooner’s death by asking her husband if he had been involved. Kristy Cadman-Jones, 27, died of a drugs overdose at a luxury hotel in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, towards the end of a month-long tour of the Far East with Damian, 31.