Plight of savers could get even worse as Bank of England considers NEGATIVE interest ratesDeputy governor Paul Tucker says Bank has discussed radical moveHigh street lenders would have to pay the central bank to hold their moneyMove could wipe out savings rates and inflation would ravage deposits By Rachel Rickard Straus PUBLISHED: 16:22 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:38 GMT, 26 February 2013 Negative interest rates should be considered as an option to encourage banks to lend to small and medium-sized firms, the Bank of England’s deputy governor for financial stability said today. Paul Tucker said the dramatic move had been discussed at this month’s rate-setting meeting as an option to help fuel economic growth
Mother who was in agony after childbirth discovers doctors left placenta inside her for EIGHT WEEKS Elizabeth Hart said her doctors failed to deliver her placenta after she had daughter PoppyWas in agony for two months but said doctors at Queen's Hospital, Romford, refused to examine her when she went to A&EFinally diagnosed after saw a private gynaecologist who delivered placenta By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 15:07 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:01 GMT, 8 February 2013 Doctors failed to spot that Elizabeth Hart had a retained placenta after she gave birth to daughter Poppy A mother has described her suffering after bungling medics left her placenta inside her – for two agonising months. Elizabeth Hart, 30, says doctors failed to spot the potentially fatal complication when she gave birth to daughter Poppy. In the eight weeks that followed, her battle with constant pain and exhaustion left her unable to breastfeed
We know she is dying, but we still believe in miracles: Heartbreaking story of a little girl's last Christmas- and the amazing courage of parents determined to fight brain tumour that is killing her Parents of Amelia Saunders, 4, hope her story will inspire people to donate money to brain tumour research Parents said they sympathise with Sally Roberts, mother of Neon, 7Amelia's tumour is inoperable and medical trials in the U.S failed to help By Emily Hill PUBLISHED: 22:31 GMT, 29 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:32 GMT, 29 December 2012 Little star: Four-year-old Amelia Saunders has an inoperable brain tumour. After spending a heartbreaking last Christmas with her family, Amelia's parents hope her story can inspire people to donate to brain tumour research Four-year-old Amelia is a firm believer in fairy tales. Her parents Richard and Chantal Saunders believe in miracles, too.
Inside Britain's FAT ward: Where clinically obese patients weighing as much as 47-stone are treated with reinforced wheelchairs and industrial weighing scales Based at the Sunderland Royal Hospital, the ward is at the heart of one of the most overweight parts of the countryMore than 600 weight loss operations performed last yearNew documentary follows plight of 29-year-old Terry Garner, who is 47 stone and housebound | UPDATED: 19:13 GMT, 10 December 2012 From super-size doors to reinforced wheelchairs, everything is larger than life. This is one of the UK’s first dedicated weight loss wards, where last year four surgeons performed more than 600 operations to try and help clinically obese patients
David Cameron promises to get tough on insurers as aerial pictures show desperate plight of Britain's flooded homeowners Homeowners could face 20,000 excess on future insurance claims as a result of being repeatedly hit by floodsTewkesbury has been hit once already this year and suffered from devastating flooding in 2007 | UPDATED: 02:52 GMT, 28 November 2012 David Cameron today promised to take a 'tough approach' on negotiations with insurers over homes in danger of flooding as pictures emerged of its devastating effects in a town that has already been hit once this year. Residents in Tewkesbury are once again counting the cost of being hit by flooding from the River Severn and its tributaries following heavy rainfall – and it's just five years since the town was home to similar watery scenes. As a result people in the town could face excess on their damage claims of 20,000 as well as a rise in their insurance premium but the Prime Minister has said he will come down hard on insurers who fail to provide affordable cover