Stephen Lawrence: "Drop the hunt for Stephen"s killers": Friend who ran from Lawrence murder scene says enough money has been spent on…

Friend who ran from Lawrence murder says police should DROP the hunt for Stephen's killers and spend the money on other crimesDuwayne Brooks says money should be spent solving other murder cases The 19-year string of inquiries estimated to have cost up to 50million By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 08:56 GMT, 20 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:56 GMT, 20 April 2013 Duwayne Brooks says that money should be spent investigating other murder cases The friend of murdered Stephen Lawrence, who managed to escape a gang of youths after they stabbed the A Level pupil, says that the hunt for the killers should be dropped. Duwayne Brooks, 38, who fled after a gang of racist thugs began attacking him and Stephen, says that it is time for police to abandon their search for the three other killers after two of the yobs were jailed for life last year

Extraordinary story of WW2"s Starfish Sites designed to look like burning cities which saved 2,500 lives

Operation Starfish: Extraordinary story of Second World War sites designed to look like burning cities which saved 2,500 lives and diverted 730 air raids Starfish decoy towns in Britain helped to dupe Nazi aircraft during Blitz They were built to lure enemy bombers away from more populated areasTanks containing diesel and paraffin were placed on top of 20ft towersDiesel was released onto coke or coal before water was released on topCaused a virtual explosion of fire and steam, looking like a burning town By Paul Harris PUBLISHED: 00:11 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:04 GMT, 2 March 2013 It sounds a little like something Captain Mainwaring might have dreamed up. But don’t panic – not all the fires that raged across Britain during Hitler’s bombing onslaught were homes and factories ablaze. For a cunning plan to build decoy towns and set them alight bamboozled the Luftwaffe into believing they had hit their targets.

Murderer, 56, went into prison as a man and was released a WOMAN after taking female hormones and is awaiting a 45,000 NHS sex change

Murderer, 56, went into prison as a man and was released a WOMAN after taking female hormones and is awaiting a 45,000 NHS sex change Matthew Richardson was jailed for life for murder in 1986He has been undergoing female hormone treatment in jail Former male kissogram Richardson now goes by the name of MaxineHe is due to undergo an NHS funded sex-change operation By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 13:07 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:01 GMT, 25 February 2013 Freedom: Killer Matthew Richardson, who now goes by the name of Maxine, pictured on weekend release from prison A killer who stabbed to death a prostitute who mocked his performance as a male kissogram has been spotted enjoying a temporary release from prison – as a woman.

Pensioner David Pattrick, 69, died in hospital toilet after gall bladder operation

Pensioner, 69, died in hospital toilet after gall bladder operation 'because NHS targets led to confusion over who was treating him' David Pattrick, 69, found dead, face down in vomit and faeces, in cubicleWent to Colchester General Hospital in Essex for operation in Dec. 2010Professor Roger Motson blames NHS pool list for 'breeding uncertainty' By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 14:41 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 Inquest: David Pattrick (pictured with his wife Susan, 64, in Canada in June 2004) was found dead, face down in vomit and faeces, in a toilet cubicle A patient died because of the confusion caused by NHS targets, an inquest heard. David Pattrick, 69, was found dead, face down in vomit and faeces, in a toilet cubicle in Colchester General Hospital in Essex in December 2010, two days after a gall bladder operation

Senior university business lecturer arrested on suspicion of supplying cocaine in police sting operation

Senior university business lecturer arrested on suspicion of supplying cocaine in police sting operation PUBLISHED: 20:51 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 06:58 GMT, 31 January 2013 Kristine Lord (left), pictured with her son Christopher, has been arrested A senior university business lecturer has been arrested on suspicion of supplying cocaine. Kristine Lord, 64, has also been suspended from teaching at Southampton Solent University following the arrest

Mother left unable to breathe unaided or speak after botched routine thyroid operation is horrified to learn surgeon can work again

Mother's horror as surgeon who left her unable to speak or breathe after botched thyroid op is allowed to work again Jo Roche, 43, had routine surgery to remove the thyroid gland on her neckThe operation, due to take up to three hours, was done in 90 minutes and left her barely able to speak after the vocal cords were damaged Also needed a tube through her neck and into her windpipe to allow her to breathe properlySurgeon was suspended last year after mistreating patients and lying to coronerNow declared fit to work again by the General Medical Council, much to the horror of Mrs Roche and others treated by him | UPDATED: 20:10 GMT, 27 December 2012 A mother-of-two who has been left breathing through a tube and barely able to speak after a routine operation went wrong has spoken of her horror that the surgeon is being allowed to work again.

Poole Harbour: Hope fades for sailor after his boat capsized in harbour sparking huge sea search

Hope fades for sailor after his boat capsized in harbour sparking huge sea search Major rescue operation launched in Poole Harbour, Dorset this morningTwo men found clinging to capsized boat and taken to hospital'Intensive search' for missing third man called off this afternoon | UPDATED: 16:46 GMT, 23 December 2012 Fears have grown for a man missing since his boat capsized today after an 'intensive' search operation was called off. The alarm was raised shortly before 11am when two people were found clinging to the upturned boat in Poole Harbour, Dorset.

Cancer boy"s mother is more cruel than caring

Cancer boy's mother is more cruel than caring | UPDATED: 23:59 GMT, 21 December 2012 No one should doubt the sincerity of Sally Roberts in seeking alternative treatment for her gravely ill son, Neon, as he battles brain cancer. However misguidedly, she believes she has her boy’s best interests at heart. To that end, she went on the run with the seven-year-old, refusing to allow him the treatment that experts said would help save his life.

Today presenter Justin Webb undergoes heart surgery – but still manages to joke about it

'The BBC gave me heart disease,' jokes Justin Webb: Today presenter undergoes surgery at 51 | UPDATED: 22:27 GMT, 4 December 2012 Today programme presenter Justin Webb has revealed he has had heart surgery, joking the stress of the job had taken its toll on his health. Friends of the 51-year-old said he was unaware he had a heart problem until a few weeks ago after suffering from some discomfort

UK floods: The city that sank in the storm: Woman dies as 5ft wall of water drives hundreds from their homes

Making a splash: A refuse lorry speeds through a flooded road in St Asaph as the North Wales city fills up with water Soaked city: Shocked residents woke to police officers knocking on doors yesterday morning to tell them to leave their homes Massive operation: North Wales Police, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Welsh Ambulance Service, the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency and the RNLI are working together to beat the crisis National concern: David Cameron meets James Rice, in Buckfastleigh, near Exeter, and surveys the flood damage to his house Dirty floors: Musky Kendall, from Buckfastleigh, tell the PM how quickly water rose inside her house during the flooding Prime Minister David Cameron, walks through Buckfastleigh, near Exeter, which was hit by a flash flood last week John Curtin, of the EA, said: 'Further flooding is expected in the next few days and communities across the country, particularly in north-east England, North Wales, Northamptonshire, are urged to remain especially vigilant.' The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings – meaning 'be aware' – for North East England and Yorkshire & Humber. The warning read: 'Whilst rainfall amounts will be much lower than of late, river levels are very high and further showers running into the area could exacerbate conditions locally.