Finally, MPs move to ban circuses from using exotic animals: Only horses, dogs and rabbits will be allowed Move comes after shocking treatment of Anne the elephant Two circuses have had requests to use wild animals rejected in past year . The move was not binding, however, as it was based on a backbench motion from Tory MP Mark Pritchard.
Sally Roberts spends first Christmas away from her son Neon due to family rift over her opposition to his cancer treatmentTold by estranged husband she was not welcome at family gathering Understood they have fallen out over her unsuccessful eight-week legal bidUncle Tony Leese said: 'It could be Neon's last Christmas. It's such a shame.' | UPDATED: 22:32 GMT, 29 December 2012 Neon Roberts spent Christmas Day without his mother because of the bitter family rift caused by her battle to stop him receiving radiotherapy. Sally Roberts’s unsuccessful eight-week legal bid had put her in conflict with her estranged husband Ben, who told her that she would not be welcome at the family gathering.
Put your son before your beliefs: Neon's uncle in plea to sister who STILL can't accept brain-tumour boy needs vital radiotherapy | UPDATED: 11:24 GMT, 23 December 2012 Fighting on: Sally Roberts, the mother of Neon The uncle of seven-year-old Neon Roberts – the boy whose mother Sally has fought a court battle to stop doctors using radiotherapy to treat his brain tumour – has urged her to put her beliefs aside to save her son’s life. And Tony Leese revealed Mrs Roberts’s quest to find ‘alternative’ cures for her son was in part prompted by a doctor’s careless comment that radiotherapy would ‘fry’ her son’s brain. The highly emotive case has pitched Mrs Roberts’s maternal love and instincts against medical science and last week a judge ruled it was the doctors, rather than the mother, who had his best interests at heart
Put your son before your beliefs: Neon's uncle in plea to sister who STILL can't accept brain-tumour boy needs vital radiotherapy | UPDATED: 23:17 GMT, 22 December 2012 Fighting on: Sally Roberts, the mother of Neon The uncle of seven-year-old Neon Roberts – the boy whose mother Sally has fought a court battle to stop doctors using radiotherapy to treat his brain tumour – has urged her to put her beliefs aside to save her son’s life. And Tony Leese revealed Mrs Roberts’s quest to find ‘alternative’ cures for her son was in part prompted by a doctor’s careless comment that radiotherapy would ‘fry’ her son’s brain
'I can still talk, you know': Cancer boy Neon is 'as sharp as ever' after he wakes up from seven-hour operation ordered by judge | UPDATED: 08:15 GMT, 20 December 2012 The boy who was operated on to remove a brain tumour – against the wishes of his mother – last night woke up after the seven-hour procedure and told nurses: ‘I can still talk, you know.’ Seven-year-old Neon Roberts was said to be ‘as sharp as ever’ as he recovered in hospital with his family following a judge’s decision on Tuesday to order the surgery immediately.
'My little boy's cancer has come back' reveals runaway mum but says she is '50/50 still' on whether she will agree to him having radiotherapySally Roberts, 37, sparked a nationwide hunt when she went on the run with Neon who had an operation to remove a large brain tumour in October The mother of two disappeared after a doctor told her radiotherapy was needed to ‘fry his brain’ to make sure the cancer did not return | UPDATED: 00:39 GMT, 12 December 2012 Worrying: Sally Roberts, 37, who went on the run to prevent her son being given radiotherapy revealed last night the heartbreaking news that his tumour has regrown The mother who went on the run to prevent her son being given radiotherapy revealed last night the heartbreaking news that his tumour has regrown.
Too 'snooty' for basic tasks: MP Ann Clwyd launches scathing attack on nurses that let husband die 'like a battery hen' Ann Clwyd said nurses' 'arrogance and indifference left me bewildered' Claimed that too many 'snooty-nosed penpushers' were becoming nursesSaid Mr Roberts had no clothes on and was 'extremely cold' when he died | UPDATED: 19:32 GMT, 9 December 2012 Happier times: Ann Clwyd, MP, with her husband Owen Roberts who died six weeks ago An MP who broke down over the neglect of her husband in hospital has accused nurses of being too ‘snooty’ to carry out basic tasks. Ann Clwyd wept in the Commons last week as she revealed how Owen Roberts had been allowed to die ‘like a battery hen.’ Miss Clwyd, a Labour MP for 28 years, has since claimed that too many ‘snooty-nosed penpushers’ were becoming nurses In an interview on the BBC’s Andrew Marr, she said: ‘When I sat at my husband’s bedside, I did wonder just why some of the so-called nurses bothered to put on their uniforms. ‘The arrogance and indifference of some left me bewildered.
I was afraid the cancer treatment would fry his brain: Why mother fled hospital with her gravely ill son, 7 Mother says she ran away with seven-year-old as she fears radiotherapy will permanently harm his brain, affect his IQ and damage her only son's growthSally Roberts has been giving seriously ill son Neon natural medicineDoctors disagree with decision and have started legal proceedingsNeon was temporarily placed into foster care then given to his father | UPDATED: 22:31 GMT, 6 December 2012 A mother who ran away with her seven-year-old son to prevent him having life-saving radiotherapy last night claimed that a doctor told her the treatment would ‘fry his brains’. Sally Roberts, 37, has been giving her seriously ill son Neon alternative therapies as he recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumour. But doctors disagree with her decision to use only natural medicine and have started legal proceedings, arguing that Neon’s chances of surviving will be ‘dramatically reduced’ if he does not undergo radiotherapy soon
It’s probably better to talk: How checking our phones 60 times a day is driving away friendsMobile phones are eroding our personal relationships, according to a new studyScientists have compared constantly texting and checking phones to addictions like compulsive spending | UPDATED: 10:33 GMT, 1 December 2012 Compulsive: Constant texting is an addiction, experts say Young people's attachment to their mobile phones is eroding their personal relationships, according to a new study. The claims come after research revealed that young adults – in addition to sending over 100 texts – check their mobile up to 60 times a day