'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days later his wife Hilda, 89, died in the same home after she too was given sedatives and had vital food and fluids withdrawn under pathway procedures
Cameron warned he has 'no mandate' to redefine marriage by legalising gay weddingsDozens of MPs and peers sign letter accusing the PM of ignoring public opinionCross-party group say no party promised same-sex weddings in 2010 manifesto | UPDATED: 09:38 GMT, 17 December 2012 David Cameron has promised to pass laws next year which would legalise gay marriage David Cameron is today accused of ‘ploughing on regardless’ with plans to legalise gay marriage in the face of opposition from dozens of MPs and peers. The Prime Minister has insisted he will enshrine same sex weddings in law next year, with legal protection for the Church of England and other religious groups who chose not to opt in.
Parents 'betrayed' on porn as ministers reject call for opt-in for online access Ministers claim experts advised against an automatic block forcing internet users to contact their Internet Service Providers to access porn Around 35 per cent of parents backed the 'opt-in' system | UPDATED: 01:20 GMT, 16 December 2012 Deputy Labour Leader Harriet Harman says the Government is doing 'very little' about increasing numbers of children being exposed to online porn Ministers were accused of betraying parents last night after they ruled out an automatic block on internet porn to protect children.
Harriet Harman: Children pore over sexual images as their parents watch Downton in the next room… yet ministers do nothing | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 15 December 2012 Deputy Labour Leader Harriet Harman says the Government is doing 'very little' about increasing numbers of children being exposed to online porn The internet has transformed our lives and brought many benefits
Is it the end of the road for the tax disc Scrapping paper version would cut costs and streamline services to motorists, say ministersPolice can tell from access to DVLA computer whether car has been taxedPaper element of driving licence also due to be scrapped by 2015 | UPDATED: 02:25 GMT, 14 December 2012 End of the road: The car tax disc which has been displayed on car windscreens for 90 years could be scrapped The car tax disc which has adorned windscreens for more than 90 years could be due for the axe. Ministers say scrapping the paper discs would cut costs and streamline services to motorists
Mr Fabricant, in custardy wig, loudly cheered pro-gay speakers | UPDATED: 23:32 GMT, 10 December 2012 Sarcasm: Matthew Offord asked if polygamists would now be given a Government consultation Might bigamy be the next love that dare not speak its name The Commons yesterday had its first chance to discuss gay weddings in church.
Four in 10 parents say their children have been exposed to internet porn Shocking figures exposed in Department for Education consultationAlmost a third of parents say their sons or daughters have received sexually explicit emails or textsMore than 50 per cent of parents questioned in favour of stricter controls | UPDATED: 22:46 GMT, 7 December 2012 Shocking figures: Four out of ten parents say their children have been exposed to internet porn More than four in ten parents say that their children have been exposed to internet porn, an official survey reveals. Almost a third say their sons or daughters have received sexually explicit emails or texts and a quarter say they have been bullied online or on their phones. Many others have been exposed to websites promoting anorexia, self-harm and even suicide
Scrap law on 'insulting words and behaviour' that censors free speech, MPs urgeLaw has 'disproportionate impact on freedom of expression’, say MPs and peers | UPDATED: 23:25 GMT, 26 November 2012 Controversial legislation that criminalises ‘insulting’ words and behaviour should be scrapped, MPs and peers urged yesterday. The law – which has been used to arrest a Christian preacher, a critic of Scientology and a student who made a joke – has a ‘disproportionate impact on freedom of expression’, the Joint Committee on Human Rights said. In a report, it recommended that ministers accept an amendment which would remove the ‘insulting’ offence from the Public Order Act.