Rein in the cosmetic surgery cowboys: NHS chief calls for new laws to overhaul 2.3bn industry and protect patients Review by Sir Bruce Keogh warns of lack of controls on certain proceduresHis report has said the practice was a 'crisis waiting to happen'Review calls for compulsory registration and better training in industryAlso demands banning 'distasteful' cut-price deals and offersCelebrity culture's 'hidden advertising' said to 'trivialise' procedures By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 23:09 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:51 GMT, 24 April 2013 Medical director Sir Bruce Keogh is calling for new laws to overhaul the booming 2.3billion cosmetic surgery sector Patients turning to cosmetic surgery must be protected from cowboy surgeons and dangerous treatments, said the head of the NHS. Medical director Sir Bruce Keogh is calling for new laws to overhaul the booming 2.3billion sector, with the first as early as next year.
Huge grassland fire brought under control before it reaches Scottish town after burning through the night Dozens of firefighters battled blaze near Fort William in Scottish Highlands Hundreds of acres of heath, grass and trees have burned in dry conditions Cause unknown but farmers are currently allowed to set moorland on fireLocal Lib Dem MP Charles Kennedy praises efforts of emergency services By Becky Evans and Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 22:38 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:03 GMT, 2 April 2013 Firefighters worked through the night to bring under control a huge grassland blaze. Crews were called to tackle the wildfire north of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands at around 4pm yesterday, which broke out on grassland and heath north of the B8004, stretching for three miles. Ross, Skye and Lochaber Liberal Democrat MP Charles Kennedy praised the efforts of emergency service crews who tackled the fire, with no properties in the area having to be evacuated
Footballer, 21, who gave birth despite doctors saying she couldn't dies after three-year fight with ovarian cancer Emma Mincher had been given the all clear but cancer tragically returned Gave birth to two daughters after being told she could not have childrenTalented footballer played for Blackburn Rovers' women's team By Sam Adams PUBLISHED: 11:00 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:06 GMT, 1 March 2013 A young mother and professional footballer has died aged just 21 after losing her three-year battle with ovarian cancer. Emma Mincher from Droylsden, Great Manchester – who played for Blackburn Rovers – was diagnosed with the disease the day before her 18th birthday in March 2009
Thousands of officers forced to declare their second jobs and publish salaries in major shake-up to improve public trust in policeReform will affect more than 20,000 police officers who have second jobsIt is part of a new code of conduct to try to raise professional standards , compared with 19,329 in March 2011. Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said the integrity reforms were welcome but 'they don't go far enough'. She said: 'Our duty in this house is to make sure police officers get the support they need, and have a proper framework of accountability to keep standards high
Award-winning police special quits after misusing force Twitter account to contact gay menJames Horton quit his West Midlands Police role after 10 yearsHe resigned just six months after winning a long service awardMr Horton quit before disciplinary proceedings could begin By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 10:49 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:05 GMT, 7 February 2013 Quit: Head of Dudley District Special Constabulary James Horton, pictured, resigned after allegations that he had misused a force Twitter account An award winning police special who allegedly used a force Twitter account to contact gay men has resigned after volunteering for more than a decade. Head of Dudley District Special Constabulary James Horton, 34, quit following allegations that he had misused the account which was linked to West Midlands Police. Mr Horton, who was head of a team of 70 special constables, resigned before disciplinary proceedings could take place.
Middle-aged women now drink even more than their daughters as doctors warn NHS is swamped by 'silent alcohol epidemic' Over 45s drink the most out of any female age group, shock figures revealMany professional women said to be 'drinking to forget' unhappy livesThey are knocking back more than nine units a week on average | UPDATED: 01:19 GMT, 30 December 2012 Middle-aged professional women are consuming more alcohol than teenage drinkers for the first time, official figures show. They reveal that those over 45 drink more than any other age group, putting their health at risk. At the same time, experts have warned that older women are becoming the biggest burden on the NHS because of alcohol-related conditions, including stroke, liver disease and cancer
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Police officer told he can keep his job after messaging millionaire's rioting daughter during her trialLaura Johnson, 20, was handed a two-year jail term for driving looters around London during 2011 riotsBut Scotland Yard launched an investigation after James Quigley, an officer who gave evidence at her trial, made contact with her He was later subject to disciplinary action but has kept his job | UPDATED: 19:36 GMT, 27 December 2012 A Metropolitan Police officer who sent a text message to a millionaire's daughter during her trial for chauffeuring looters around during the London riots has held on to his job. University-educated Laura Johnson, 20, was handed a two-year jail term for her part in the crime spree which engulfed the city at the height of the 2011 riots. But Scotland Yard was forced to launch an internal inquiry before any verdict was reached after it emerged Detective Constable James Quigley, an officer who gave evidence to the court, made contact with Johnson.
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Now that's Etch-A-Sketch art: Incredible portraits of famous faces drawn with one continuous lineSelf-taught French artist Pierre Emmanuel Godet has gone back to basics by drawing his portraits with a single line | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 23 December 2012 It's often said that simplicity is a lost art and it seems this artist has taken the motto to heart. Self-taught French artist Pierre Emmanuel Godet has attempted to make his work as basic as possible by painstakingly drawing famous faces from across the decades with just one single continuous line