Pregnant mentally disabled woman allowed to have baby after High Court ruled doctors could not force termination as she has capacity to make own decision Mr Justice Hedley said if she could not care for the baby then society couldThe NHS said that the termination was 'urgent' as her life is in dangerThe unnamed patient has sickle cell disease and has suffered several strokesDoctors claimed that she is unable to take decision herself But High Court rules mother has ability to decide on 'continuation or termination of pregnancy' By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 15:04 GMT, 10 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:51 GMT, 11 January 2013 A pregnant woman with severe learning difficulties will not be forced to have an abortion after the High Court ruled she has the mental capacity to decide if she wants the baby. Doctors applied for an order to allow them to terminate her pregnancy claiming the child is endangering her life.
Gadgets blamed for 70 per cent leap in child speech problems in just six yearsRise blamed on screen-based gadgets and games as 'electronic babysitters'Department of Education study finds 135,700 children had difficulties in 2011Children's charity says 1.2million youngsters have communication problem | UPDATED: 01:04 GMT, 28 December 2012 Challenges: Findings from a Government-funded study show that the number of schoolchildren needing help for speech and language difficulties rose 71 per cent between 2005 and 2011. The rise has been blamed on the growing use of gadgets The number of children with speech difficulties has leapt 70 per cent in six years, according to a new study. As many as 1.2million youngsters are now estimated to struggle with speech
BBC has to apologise as guest from Mensa labels people with an IQ of 60 'carrots' on live Breakfast show Peter Bainbridge made 'offensive' remark while discussing IQ testing Interviewed by presenters Louise Minchin and Charlie StaytPresenters forced to read complaints and apologise Viewers described comment as 'insult' to those with learning difficulties | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 22 December 2012 The BBC has apologised on air after a Mensa member appearing as a guest on one of its shows said anyone with an IQ of around 60 was ‘probably a carrot’. Peter Baimbridge made the comment during a live discussion about IQ testing on BBC Breakfast.
Briton with a mental age of seven jailed for four years for starting fire at Spanish hotelAndrew Dmytruk, 51, had been on remand in Spain for almost two yearsCampaigners say he has learning difficulties and is dependent on his 77-year-old mother | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 14 December 2012 Jailed: Andrew Dmytruk, 50 A British holidaymaker with a mental age of seven has been jailed for four years and four months after he admitted starting a fire in a Spanish hotel.
Speeding drivers on the M25 escape without tickets because new network of digital cameras is NOT switched onNot a single ticket has been issued from the motorway's network of 36 overhead digital cameras over the past yearHighways Agency say 'technical and legal difficulties' have prevented it from switching on the camerasAround 500,000 drivers use the London orbital motorway every day | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 13 December 2012 Not a single driver breaking the speed limit on the M25 motorway has been issued with a ticket from its new overhead cameras over the past year. A network of 36 digital cameras has been installed along the busy London orbital motorway by the Highways Agency, but the machines are yet to be switched on, according to a report
EU's 'crazy' pension rules would spell end for final salary pensions and cost 180,000 British workers their jobs | UPDATED: 07:36 GMT, 11 December 2012 CBI chief policy director Katja Hall said: 'Imposing 350billion more costs on business would be a disaster for the economy and for pension saving' ‘Crazy’ pensions rules from Brussels could spell disaster for millions of savers and the economy, the CBI warns today. In a hard-hitting report, the business lobby group said the proposed changes would land British firms with a 350billion bill and cost 180,000 workers their jobs by the middle of the next decade
Horrific pictures show gruesome injuries sustained by vulnerable man who was bullied, tortured and humiliated by bigoted couple because he has special needsDavid Busby, 29, was targeted and belittled by Ross Walsh, 30, and his 36-year old wife Christina for sadistic pleasureThey lured Mr Busby into their home and subjected him to a series of unwarranted beatings – often in the cellarBrothers Faran Abbas, 18, and Sohail Abbas, 20, also joined in the violence against Mr BusbyHe endured a month-long campaign of attacks and suffered many injuries including 14 smashed ribs, a displaced breast bone and broken collar bone | UPDATED: 23:17 GMT, 5 December 2012 These shocking pictures show the horrific injuries sustained by a vulnerable man who was bullied, tortured and humiliated by a bigoted couple simply because he has special needs. David Busby, 29, was targeted and belittled by Ross Walsh, 30, and his 36-year old wife Christina for sadistic pleasure when they realised he had severe learning difficulties. After offering their collection of video games and the promises of help with household chores, they lured Mr Busby into their home and subjected him to a series of unwarranted beatings – often in the cellar.
'Miracle' gas gives hope to babies brain-damaged at birthBirth asphyxia occurs in one or two out of 1,000 deliveries in developed countries | UPDATED: 05:19 GMT, 2 December 2012 A ‘miracle’ gas that occurs naturally in the air could help reduce incidence of brain damage in newborns.