Police investigate 13 deaths in a year due to mistakes by paramedics Errors made by East Midlands Ambulance Service include taking eight hours to respond to an elderly manStaff also left morphine tablets on the roof of a rapid response car and moved patient with broken neckService was recently named worst in the country for responding to the most serious 999 calls /13) equates to 0.009%, or a serious incident every 10,377 jobs. 'EMAS is open and honest and publishes information about all serious incidents for the Trust Board to consider (and publishes details on our website).
From Laurel and Hardy to Strictly, how Christmas Day TV has changed over the past 60 years More religious content in the 1950s and light entertainment in the 1970sMore repeats, film and drama than ever before in 2012Sir Bruce Forsyth and the Queen remain the enduring figures on our screens on December 25 | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 21 December 2012 A church service in the morning, some Laurel and Hardy in the afternoon, then an evening in the company of Norman Wisdom before being tucked up in bed at 11pm. Christmas Day television in 1952 was a rather gentler affair than it is now – with a much bigger proportion of it devoted to religious programming. But some things, reassuringly, have endured, not least the presence of Bruce Forsyth – and the Queen.
Drink-binge British tourist, 47, 'dies in Thai hotel room after girlfriend flew home following row' Carsten Denbigh reportedly found on floor in room in Wang Krachae, Muang He had visited Ko Mak island in Trat one week ago but later went to Muang | UPDATED: 15:14 GMT, 18 December 2012 A British tourist was today found dead in a hotel room in Thailand after allegedly going on a drinking binge after he broke-up with his girlfriend. The man, named locally as Carsten Denbigh, was found kneeling on the floor with his body resting on a bed in a room this afternoon in Wang Krachae, Muang district, according to reports. The 47-year-old's body was found on the floor but showed no injuries – and he had been dead for up to seven hours when found, police and doctors told the Bangkok Post
Too much tweeting to woo: How using Facebook and Twitter in bed is ruining our sex lives Nearly 50 per cent of adults admit spending 90 minutes online once they've got into bed | UPDATED: 09:13 GMT, 13 December 2012 Social networking is ruining Britons' sex lives because they are wasting too many evening hours online. People are going to sleep 90 minutes later than 10 years ago – becasue they sit in bed using Facebook and Twitter, it has emerged. A typical adult now drops off at midnight, compared with 10.30pm ten years ago.
Boom in online night shopping: New parents fuel rise in purchases between midnight and 6am The number of baby products sold overnight has rocketed by 78 per centMany 'shopturnals' are new parents kept awake by their children | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 11 December 2012 While others are asleep, more and more of us are ‘shopturnals’ – shopping online between midnight and 6am. Many of these shoppers are new parents who are kept awake by their babies.
Early birds can pick up M&S turkey at midnight: Stores to open early to attract last minute shoppersSome M&S branches will open at midnight on Christmas Eve in a bid to lure last-minute shoppersMove came after Chancellor refused to allow large shops to extend opening hours on December 23 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 6 December 2012 Marks & Spencer will for the first time open some stores at midnight on the morning of Christmas Eve in a bid to lure last-minute shoppers.
A smile that says Kate's feeling better: William leaves hospital after six hours at bedside but RAF duties may keep him away for monthsDuchess is 'continuing to feel better' but will stay in hospital for treatmentKate and William issue statement thanking public for all their supportWilliam spent hours at bedside before leaving her in care of top doctors Alan Farthing and Marcus Setchell are helping Kate through pregnancy Royal couple 'reassured condition not dangerous for mother or baby'Clarence House: 'Catherine needs rest and will stay in for several days' | UPDATED: 09:01 GMT, 5 December 2012 Tired but happy: A smiling William leaves Kate's hospital yesterday evening after she was said to be feeling better They are not out of the woods yet, but for the first time in more than 24 hours Prince William finally felt able to offer a smile.
Grandmother-of-three faces up to her hair loss in an unusual way … by getting her entire HEAD covered in a 700 tattoo | UPDATED: 17:55 GMT, 3 December 2012 A grandmother left completely bald by alopecia has ditched her wig in favour of something a little more permanent – a tattoo covering her entire head
Incredible time lapse video captures every plane landing at San Diego airport within five-hour period | UPDATED: 22:13 GMT, 2 December 2012 It could be an image taken straight from World War II – a fighter jet squadron flying out to battle. Except these aren't fighter jets, they are commercial airplanes.
Woman goes to doctor with backache…and gives birth six hours later (to a baby five WEEKS overdue) Kayleigh Renwick, 24, had actually lost weight and had no idea she was pregnant She was so far gone her placenta had stopped feeding baby Lucy | UPDATED: 16:28 GMT, 26 November 2012 When Kayleigh Renwick visited the doctors with agonising back ache, she assumed she had developed a kidney infection. But just six hours later she was giving birth in hospital. Unbeknown to the 24-year-old nursery nurse, from Stanley, County Durham, already a mum to daughter Grace, she was five weeks overdue.