Father's fury after 'sad face' emoticon in police e-mail appears to show officer's 'disappointment' that his daughter survived car crashDarren Thomas was 'absolutely distraught' when he saw the internal emailAs daughter Laura lay in a coma, investigating officer wrote: 'It looks like the driver will pull through, so no fatal for me to deal with yet :('He discovered email through Freedom of Information request Humberside Police officer since apologised for any offence causedShe said sad face referred to not 'fulfilling my professional development' By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 15:23 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:09 GMT, 20 March 2013 A father was 'absolutely distraught' after a police officer appeared 'disappointed' that his daughter did not die in a car crash. Laura Thomas suffered a fractured skull, three broken bones in her neck and back and three brain bleeds after she lost control of her car. As she lay in a coma in hospital, a PC investigating the crash sent an internal email to another officer from the vehicle investigation branch.
Death row Briton Lindsay Sandiford set to launch her appeal By Simon Parry PUBLISHED: 00:51 GMT, 10 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 10 February 2013 A British grandmother facing the firing squad in Bali for drug smuggling will appeal against her sentence tomorrow, her lawyer has revealed. Lindsay Sandiford was caught smuggling almost 5kg of cocaine worth 1.6 million into the country from Bangkok last May
Three-quarters of doctors who are struck off in Britain are trained abroad Figures reveal majority of doctors struck off were trained abroadGeneral Medical Council figures show largest number were trained in IndiaStatistics have raised concerns at the training of doctors from abroad | UPDATED: 01:27 GMT, 31 December 2012 Three out of four doctors struck off the medical register this year were trained abroad, figures show. It means that those who qualified overseas were over five times more likely to be struck off than British graduates
We're a nation of painkiller addicts: Doctors writing 62million prescriptions every yearExperts say doctors give out pills too readily, often just signing forms without checking detailsSix billion pills were bought over the counter last year, with sales growing at 4.1 per cent annually | UPDATED: 09:10 GMT, 28 December 2012 More than 62million prescriptions are written annually on the NHS, a 30 per cent rise in only five years Britain has become a nation of painkiller addicts, with soaring numbers of pills handed out by GPs.
High-tech laser sight and 6,000 worth of VIAGRA among items stolen from military basesDefence chiefs have written off thefts of equipment worth thousands Other items stolen include a pair of badminton nets and a 500 karaoke rig | UPDATED: 20:24 GMT, 11 December 2012 Stolen: The batch of Viagra was stolen from Norfolk's RAF Marham A high-value laser and batches of Viagra are among an array of items that have been stolen from military bases.
Gagged, judge who dared to stick up for marriage: Watchdog rebukes him over involvement in campaign | UPDATED: 22:43 GMT, 4 December 2012 Sir Paul Coleridge is listed as 'founder and chairman' of the Marriage Foundation think-tank A judge was ordered to keep a ‘lower profile’ yesterday – after he spoke out in favour of marriage. Judicial watchdogs rebuked High Court family law judge Sir Paul Coleridge following protests about his involvement in a campaign to make marriage ‘the gold standard of relationships’.
Police arrest six children aged 10 and 11 every day in England and Wales | UPDATED: 09:37 GMT, 3 December 2012 More than 2,000 primary school-age children were arrested last year, an average of six per day, a charity has said.
Patient killed in oxygen explosion as a second dies in broken lift: Damning dossier reveals NHS failings that caused death First study shows 345 serious incidents in Scotland including 100 deathsPneumonia patient died after being left for nine days without medicationShocking report reveals another patient had wrong organs stapled together | UPDATED: 15:19 GMT, 26 November 2012 A horrifying catalogue of serious errors at NHS hospitals in Scotland has come to light, following a Freedom of Information request.