U-turn over NHS database opt-out: Victory for privacy campaign as hunt backs down

U-turn over NHS database opt-out: Victory for privacy campaign as hunt backs down By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 00:29 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:29 GMT, 26 April 2013 Patients are to be given the right to opt out of an NHS database logging details of drinking habits, waist sizes and family medical histories.

3,000 patients may have died needlessly in just one year at the 14 hospital trusts being investigated over death rates

3,000 patients may have died needlessly in just one year at the 14 hospital trusts being investigated over death rates Blackpool Teaching Hospital Trust had 410 more deaths than expected Officials say data is ‘experimental’ and figures only act as ‘smoke alarm’NHS England said trusts in question would be visited by a team of experts . The trusts had a combined total of almost 1,500 more deaths than expected in 2011 to 2012 – according to the figures.

Man with no shame, Sir David Nicholson, "must share blame" over Mid Staffs scandal, Health Secretary finally admits

Man with no shame Sir David Nicholson 'must share blame' over Mid Staffs scandal, Health Secretary finally admitsJeremy Hunt changes stance on chief executive of the health serviceUp to 1,200 people died needlessly because of poor care By Tamara Cohen PUBLISHED: 16:51 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:44 GMT, 14 March 2013 The most powerful man in the NHS ‘bears some responsibility’ for the tragedy at Mid Staffordshire, the Health Secretary admitted for the first time yesterday. Jeremy Hunt acknowledged Sir David Nicholson’s failings while running the regional health authority.

Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting teenage girl has a secret wife after marrying abroad

Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting teenage girl has a secret wife after marrying abroad By Richard Hartley-parkinson PUBLISHED: 09:52 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 14 March 2013 A Roman Catholic priest has revealed that he is actually married at a trial in which he is accused of sexually abusing a teenager. Bradford Crown Court heard from lawyers acting for Father William Finnegan, 59, that he had confessed that he is married to a woman called Beverley Dawson. His lawyer said that he fled to Cyprus in 1999 and married Miss Dawson, keeping the marriage secret from all but their closest friends and family

We struggle to find right-wing comedians, admits BBC chief

We struggle to find right-wing comedians, admits BBC chief Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation led to complaints from Radio 4 listenersShow criticised for 'Tory bashing' and 'prejudiced extreme left wing views' Commissioning editor Caroline Raphael has now admitted it is a struggle to find comedians with a right-wing point of view By Paul Revoir PUBLISHED: 04:08 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:31 GMT, 12 March 2013 'Diatribe': Jeremy Hardy has come under criticism from Radio 4 listeners for his 'extreme left-wing views' on his show The BBC has admitted it finds it ‘very difficult’ to find Conservative comedians to appear on radio programmes in order to provide political balance. Radio 4’s comedy boss has claimed it is a ‘struggle’ to find performers regarded as having a right-wing point of view

Jeremy Clarkson upsets animal activists after posting a picture of a dead mouse "killed during Top Gear rehearsals"

Animal rights activists outraged as 'oaf' Jeremy Clarkson posted picture of a squashed dead mouse 'killed during Top Gear rehearsals'Star posted picture on Twitter from MoscowClaimed it was 'harmed during Top Gear rehearsals' PETA brands him 'an oaf and a lout' By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 10:59 GMT, 23 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:38 GMT, 23 February 2013 Jeremy Clarkson pictured today during a visit to Red Square in Moscow He's never been one to shy away from controversy.

Serbian prime minister left speechless when glamorous interviewer has "Sharon Stone moment" during TV prank

You don't see that on Newsnight! Grinning Serbian prime minister left speechless when glamorous interviewer has 'Sharon Stone moment' during TV prankPresenter recreates famous scene from Basic Instinct during interview with Socialist party leader Ivica Dačić Uncrosses legs to reveal wardrobe indiscretion Prime Minister stumbles over his words but can't resist fleeting glanceYouTube video of stunt has been watched more than 1.2million times By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 21:14 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 31 January 2013 An X-rated TV prank has left the prime minister of Serbia feeling a little overexposed after he was flashed by a glamorous presenter during an interview. The country's Socialist party leader Ivica Dačić was midway through a discussion about Balkan politics when the young woman, wearing a particularly short mini dress, uncrossed her legs to reveal she wasn't wearing any underwear. The YouTube video, a clear copy of the famous scene starring Sharon Stone in the 1992 film Basic Instinct, has already had more than 1.2million hits.

YouTube is ruining Top Gear moans James May as he blames social networking sites for spoiling show"s surprises

YouTube is ruining Top Gear moans James May as he blames social networking sites for spoiling show's surprisesJames May predicts a future where the public will create the showSays privacy could be a thing of the past because of social media , is believed to have a massive 350 million viewers per week in 170 different countries. It features a number of regular features including a challenge for the presenters, Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car and power laps, where the show's 'tame racing driver' The Stig completes a lap around the Top Gear test track to gauge the performance of various cars. In September, MailOnline reported how co-presenter Jeremy Clarkson was set for a 5million windfall after the BBC bought out his stake in Bedder 6, which he set up five years ago with Top Gear's executive producer Andy Wilman, to exploit the programme's global brand

Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation

Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation Human rights lawyers described mistreatment as 'appalling' failures of careWorcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust bosses will apologise to families Successful legal action by 38 families has led to total payouts of 410,000Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is 'disgusted and appalled' by the accountsPatients left thirsty while another had ribs broken as staff tried to lift himTrust accepts care was below standard but has not admitted legal liability | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 24 December 2012 A hospital trust has paid out more than 400,000 in compensation and issued dozens of apologies over an ‘appalling’ catalogue of neglect.

Shocking catalogue of neglect at hospital where patient STARVED to death and pensioner was left unwashed for 11 weeks

Shocking catalogue of neglect at hospital where patient STARVED to death and pensioner was left unwashed for 11 weeksHuman rights lawyers described mistreatment as 'appalling' failures of careWorcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust bosses will apologise to families Successful legal action by 38 families has led to total payouts of 410,000Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is 'disgusted and appalled' by the accountsPatients left thirsty while another had ribs broken as staff tried to lift himTrust accepts care was below standard but has not admitted legal liability | UPDATED: 17:19 GMT, 23 December 2012 An NHS hospital trust will apologise to families of patients who suffered a shocking catalogue of neglect – including a pensioner who starved to death and another who was left unwashed for 11 weeks.