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.

GP, Stephen Hamilton, 45, "raped vulnerable schoolgirl he secretly medicated with anti-depressants"

Family doctor, 45, 'raped 10-year-old schoolgirl he secretly medicated with anti-depressants' Dr Stephen Hamilton, 45, from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, on trialAlleged to have prescribed girl citalopram before sexually abusing her Court told he put his hands round the girl's neck saying 'you deserve to die'Denies 14 charges including rape, sexual assault and child cruelty By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 09:12 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:59 GMT, 24 April 2013 On trial: Dr Stephen Hamilton, a GP at Heaton Medical Practice in Bolton, is accused of raping the girl from the age of 10 A family doctor raped a vulnerable schoolgirl from the age of 10 after secretly medicating her with an anti-depressant, a court heard. Dr Stephen Hamilton, 45, from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, is alleged to have given the girl the drug citalopram before subjecting her to degrading sexual abuse. Manchester Crown Court heard how he would put his hands around the girl’s neck as he attacked her and told her ‘you deserve to die’

The 100ft-long holiday home that looks like it is about to topple over the hillside

Balancing Barn at Suffolk nature reserve appears to teeter on hillside’s edge but really it’s as safe as houses The 100ft-long hotel teeters over the edge of a mound near the Suffolk coast The holiday home is owned by non-profit rental firm Living Architecture By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:58 GMT, 17 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:53 GMT, 18 March 2013 This building may look like a health and safety nightmare, teetering over the edge of a hillside. But the Balancing Barn is safe as houses. The 100ft-long hotel sits atop a mound of earth near a Suffolk nature reserve and even has a swing dangling below its hanging end.

Dr Darryl Peel: Father-of-three who suffered horrific burns after using petrol to start bonfire in his garden dies

Father-of-three who suffered horrific burns after using petrol to start a bonfire in his garden dies from his injuriesDr Darryl Peel, 51, died after accident which left him with 80 per cent burnsGP ignited petrol fumes whilst preparing a bonfire at his Suffolk home By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:04 GMT, 27 February 2013 Fatal accident: Dr Darryl Peel died three weeks after the accident which left him with severe burns A man has died after suffering horrific burns as he was caught in a fireball lighting a bonfire in his garden. Dr Darryl Peel, 51, was preparing the pile of wood in his Suffolk home when a spark is believed to have set the petrol can ablaze.

Hundreds of GP"s surgeries "are too cramped and not fit for purpose"

Hundreds of GP’s surgeries ‘are too cramped and not fit for purpose’ Some found to have inadequate heating and insufficient easy-access facilities for elderly or disabled patientsKings Fund report said 'major' improvements were needed to cope with higher patient numbers | UPDATED: 07:56 GMT, 6 December 2012 Hundreds of doctors’ surgeries are too cramped and ‘not fit for purpose’, a report warns. Rooms in some are so close together that patients worry that confidential discussions can be overheard in the waiting area.