Council fined 12,000 for ignoring warnings about a rotten flagpole which crushed a toddler River Webster, 3, had cracked skull and ankle fractures after pole fell on herMother said River's pupils became 'tiny pinpricks' when pole hit her headGardener had told the council it was rotten 18 months beforehand By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 17:50 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:41 GMT, 15 April 2013 Crushed: River Webster suffered a cracked skull and bleeding on the brain when the flagpole fell on her last year A council ignored repeated warnings about a rotten flagpole before it collapsed and crushed a toddler, a court heard. River Webster, who was two years old at the time, suffered a cracked skull, bleeding on the brain and a double ankle fracture when the 18ft pole fell on her on March 31 last year.
Girl, 8, with face tumour the size of a football to have life-saving surgery before it strangles her Trinny suffers from a severe form of bone disease called Fibrous dysplasiaThe tumour is benign but has grown so quickly it has blinded her in one eye and threatens to strangle her if no action is takenMother has praised her daughter who has bravely dealt with condition for half her lifetime | UPDATED: 17:37 GMT, 14 December 2012 An eight-year-old girl with a football-sized facial tumour is to have pioneering surgery before it strangles her.
Doctors use broken bones to help unmask dementia in elderly patients who may otherwise not be diagnosed | UPDATED: 10:02 GMT, 10 December 2012 Brain impairment caused by conditions such as Alzheimer's makes falling over and suffering breaks more likely Doctors are using broken wrists to diagnose dementia in elderly patients.
Doctors use broken bones to help unmask dementia in elderly patients who may otherwise not be diagnosed | UPDATED: 01:14 GMT, 10 December 2012 Brain impairment caused by conditions such as Alzheimer's makes falling over and suffering breaks more likely Doctors are using broken wrists to diagnose dementia in elderly patients. They say brain impairment caused by conditions like Alzheimer's make falling over more likely, yet many older people with broken bones remain undiagnosed. They often get advice on how to strengthen their bones, but little effort is made to identify problems with dementia, it is claimed.
Driver dies after crashing into two women leaving them seriously injured on seafront walk Victims were taking morning stroll on beach promenade in Sandgate, KentDriver is believed to have had 'medical episode' at the wheel and left the roadWomen were knocked off the pathway and on to pebble beach below | UPDATED: 17:13 GMT, 4 December 2012 One woman is fighting for her life and another has suffered serious injuries after a car careered off the road and hit them while they were taking a seaside stroll.