Man left brain damaged and paralysed after vicious attack has "spoken" for the time in 20 years – thanks to an iPad

Man left brain damaged and paralysed after vicious attack has 'spoken' for the first time in 20 years – thanks to an iPad By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:28 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:59 GMT, 17 February 2013 A man left brain-damaged and paralysed after an attack 20 years ago has been able to 'talk' again for the first time with the help of an iPad.

"Meltdown" at BBC after decision to drop Newsnight film as highly-paid management struggled to get a grip on crisis

'Meltdown' at BBC after decision to drop Newsnight film as highly-paid management struggled to get a grip on crisisReport says 'chaos and confusion' reigned as the crisis grewBBC's chain of command blasted by Pollard'No one took responsibility' finds report | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 20 December 2012 'Chaos and confusion': The report states that no senior management were able to show decisive leadership as the media storm raged on ‘Chaos and confusion’ gripped the BBC as it struggled to cope with the outcry over its abandoned Newsnight report into Jimmy Savile, a report found yesterday.

Can you get up off the floor without using your hands? If not you could be heading for an early grave

Stand up with no hands to live longer: Why you could be heading for an early grave if you can't get off the floor without using your hands Simple test asked 50 to 80-year-olds to sit on the floor and stand up with as little support as possibleAdults who needed to use a number of aids such as their hands and knees were six times more likely to die than those who didn't | UPDATED: 01:26 GMT, 14 December 2012 If getting up from a game of Scrabble on the floor this Christmas requires both hands, a lot of sighing and a helpful tug from a grandchild, beware. For the gloomy message from scientists is that you may not live as long as your flexible counterparts. Those who can sit down and get up using only one hand – or no hands at all – are likely to live for longer, a study found