Foreign doctors will have to prove they can speak English to work in NHS

Foreign doctors will have to prove they can speak English to work in NHS General Medical Council will refuse licences for doctors with poor EnglishRules come five years after German medic Daniel Ubani killed patient David Gray By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 08:51 GMT, 24 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:51 GMT, 24 February 2013 German doctor Daniel Ubani caused the death of patient David Gray in Cambridgeshire in 2008 after he administered 10 times the normal dose of diamorphine. A new test is being introduced to make sure foreign doctors have a good grasp of English Foreign doctors who want to work for the NHS will have to prove they can speak English well enough to treat patients, the Government has confirmed

"Pray for the next pope" says Benedict as thousands gather in St Peter"s Square for Sunday address

'Pray for the next pope': Thousands gather in St Peter's Square for Pope Benedict's penultimate Sunday address as new details emerge about his health Pope Benedict spoke at penultimate Sunday address at St Peter's SquareCrowd, estimated to be 50,000-strong, chanted 'Long live the pope'German journalist said Pope was unable to see from left eye ten weeks agoPeter Seewald claimed pontiff was 'exhausted-looking' and 'worn down' The pope will become the first pontiff in centuries to resign later this month PUBLISHED: 17:29 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:26 GMT, 18 February 2013 Pope Benedict asked the faithful to pray for him and his successor in his penultimate Sunday address to a crowded St.

Mother, 32, suffocated family dog with plastic bag because she refused to use her benefits to buy it food

Mother, 32, suffocated family dog with plastic bag because she didn't want to spend her benefits buying it foodTracy Barker starved her family's German Shepherd Milo for several weeks She then suffocated him with a bag before putting his body in a wheelie binRSPCA officers found Milo in the bin outside Barker's Stoke-on-Trent homeBarker was jailed for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal By Suzannah Hills PUBLISHED: 11:06 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:03 GMT, 1 February 2013 Jailed: Tracy Barker, 32, was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison at Cannock Magistrates Court for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal A mother who suffocated her family's dog with a plastic bag because she could not afford to feed it has been jailed. Tracy Barker, 32, received an 18-week prison sentence after horrified RSPCA inspectors found the emaciated body of German Shepherd Milo stuffed into a wheelie bin outside her home. A court heard that unemployed Barker refused to spend any of her benefits on food for the dog – and instead locked him outside and ignored his pleas to be fed

Tiny Christmas tree that gave the Nazis" prisoners hope: Survivor still lights candles 78 years after receiving gift from his parents

Tiny Christmas tree that gave the Nazis' prisoners hope: Survivor still lights candles 78 years after receiving gift from his parentsPolish POW was sent the tree whilst in German camp in 1944 Janusz Kent, 87, who now lives in East Sussex, has lit the tree each Christmas since | UPDATED: 23:49 GMT, 26 December 2012 It is only a few inches tall, but this tiny tree had the power to lend hope to hundreds of the Nazis’ prisoners. Janusz Kent received it in 1944 while he was in the Stalag 11A camp in southern Germany, having been locked up for taking part in the Warsaw Uprising. Within minutes hundreds of prisoners in the camp, which included inmates from across Europe and Russia, had gathered around his window, to sing Silent Night and other carols in different languages in the snow

I think they might belong to somebody else: Lucy the Labrador"s Christmas surprise after giving birth to TWELVE black puppies

I think they might belong to somebody else: Lucy the Labrador's Christmas surprise after giving birth to TWELVE black puppiesThe pups were all born on 12/12/12Lucy's family had been planing to have her neuteredThe pups are so tiny they are being fed with bottles | UPDATED: 20:00 GMT, 19 December 2012 A Labrador has given her family 12 unexpected early Christmas presents. Three-year-old Lucy started giving birth at the home of her ‘auntie’, Annette Thompson, in Kirkholt, Rochdale. But neither she, nor Lucy’s owner Rachel Foy, had known she was pregnant

Watching internet porn could cause memory loss

Viewing online pornography 'can make you lose your memory' German study finds men turn forgetful when looking at erotic images | UPDATED: 11:09 GMT, 16 December 2012 People addicted to watching pornography on the internet are in danger of suffering short-term memory loss which can have a major impact on their lives, according to new research. German scientists studied the part of the brain responsible for keeping information in the mind while using it to complete a task, critical for understanding, reasoning, problem solving and decision making.

"Bismarck receiving first torpedo": Rare photos chronicle race to sink the pride of Hitler"s fleet

'Bismarck receiving first torpedo': Rare photos chronicle race to sink the pride of Hitler's fleet in 1941 Photo archive unearthed after 71 yearsOne image taken from reconnaissance aircraft records moment the enemy battleship was first sighted off GreenlandBismarck had sunk HMS Hood days earlier, killing 1,415 menSwordfish bi-planes and crew are seen on standby on deck of aircraft carrier HMS VictoriousPhotos – made into picture postcards – given to carrier crew as souvenirs | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 13 December 2012 It was more than just a dark plume of smoke on the horizon – for this was the moment that marked the turning point of World War Two, and the end of a great German battleship's reign of terror. Just days earlier, in 1941, the Bismarck had sunk HMS Hood during the Battle of the Denmark Strait.

Clegg turns up to watch as Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Europe for transforming "continent of war to one of peace"

Europe is awarded Nobel Peace Prize for transforming 'continent of war to one of peace' (but Clegg has to represent Britain as Cameron has stayed at home) All but six Prime Ministers of Europe turn up to see Peace Price awarded to the EUBut David Cameron stays home, leaving Clegg to represent the UK Committee congratulates EU for leading 'global quest for peace' | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 10 December 2012 The European Union's three presidents collected the Nobel Peace Prize today in recognition of six decades of work promoting 'peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights'. Prime Minister David Cameron stayed away – one of six EU leaders who decided not to attend. Instead, deputy Nick Clegg got his own day of peace, attending alone to represent the UK in the splendour of the Nobel Institute in Oslo.

Amazing tale of WWII pilot"s encounter with German flying ace who saluted an American plane and let them fly safely instead of shooting them down

Amazing tale of WWII pilot's encounter with German flying ace who saluted an American plane and let them fly safely instead of shooting them down | UPDATED: 18:25 GMT, 9 December 2012 An American bomber pilot was fighting for his life and they lives of his six wounded crew members when he tried desperately to keep the plane from nose-diving into German territory during World War II. Adding to his concerns, 2nd Lt. Brown feared a new threat when he spotted a German plane directly next to his plane, so close that the German pilot was looking him directly in the eyes and making big gestures with his hands that only scared Brown more.