Elderly patients could be sent to "hospital hotels"

Tens of thousands of elderly patients could be sent to 'hospital hotels' to free up bedsThe model is based on a system widely used in ScandinaviaNew mothers and stroke patients could also use such services By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 01:33 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:33 GMT, 23 April 2013 Tens of thousands of elderly patients could be sent to hotels to recover from illnesses under plans being considered by the Government to free up hospital beds. New mothers and stroke patients could also use such services, which would be run by private hotel chains and allow more flexible visiting hours.

Margaret Thatcher death party teacher Romany Blythe is unrepentant as it"s revealed she had NHS breast implants

'They danced in the streets when Hitler died too': Drama teacher who organised Thatcher death parties remains unrepentant as it's revealed she had NHS breast implantsRomany Blythe, 45, created 'The Witch Is Dead Party' Facebook groupWorks with 'potentially criminalised individuals' in drama workshops'They danced in the streets when Hitler died too,' she said todayPreviously claimed her PIP breast implants caused a miscarriage Special needs teacher Craig Parr, 27, works at Miliband's old schoolOrganised Brixton 'death party', holding 'Rejoice.

Eastbourne care home under investigation over disabled residents using prostitutes and strippers

Eastbourne care home put under investigation for allowing disabled residents to use prostitutes and strippers 'so they can fulfill their primeval needs' Staff at home in Eastbourne, Sussex would call prostitutes for residentsLeft sex workers alone with disabled people and put red sock on the door so they weren't disturbedManagers defend policy as it 'protects residents' human rights' By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 14:16 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:02 GMT, 28 January 2013 A care home has admitted to calling prostitutes for disabled residents who are otherwise unable to have sex. The home is now under investigation by the local council over concerns the bizarre set-up could place vulnerable residents at risk of being exploited.

War on speeding motorists: Drivers face more 20mph limits and extra cameras

War on speeding motorists: Drivers face more 20mph limits and extra camerasLower limits and more road humps are among guidance given to councils Calls for cameras to have wider role in 'calming traffic' as they slash fatalities the number had fallen by 75 per cent to 8,677. In the decade to 2011 alone 29 per cent of forecourts shut. This ‘increased minimum driving time required to reach the nearest forecourt’, the government report by Deloitte said

Jimmy Savile scandal: Report reveals he raped 34 women and girls and sexually assaulted up to 450

'Savile groomed the nation': Official police report into DJ's 60 years of abuse reveals that he raped 34 women and girls and sexually assaulted up to 450 Met officer in charge of investigation Peter Spindler says Savile targeted victims in almost every part of Britain Scotland Yard say he must have spent 'every minute of every waking day' thinking about abusing children Today's 'Giving Victims a Voice' report was jointly written by police and the NSPCCSavile was 'without doubt one of the most prolific sex offenders we have ever come across', they say approximately 600 people have come forward to provide information to the investigative team.The total number of these relating to Savile is 450. The significant difference between the number of crime reports and the number of people who have come forward is due to some people wishing to remain anonymous and others who don’t wish the matter to be reported as a crime or are unable to remember sufficient detail. There are 34 rapes and 126 indecent acts, the police and NSPCC report said, and of his victims, 73 per cent were children, with the total victim age range between eight and 47 years old at the time.

More winter health misery as the flu season kicks off

More winter health misery as the flu season kicks off, with schoolchildren worst affected Cases highest in children aged five to 14, says Health Protection AgencyNorth East England appears to be worst affected area of the country Doctors given the green light to prescribe antivirals to those who need themThose in at-risk groups yet to be vaccinated are urged to have flu jab | UPDATED: 10:07 GMT, 21 December 2012 The winter flu season has kicked off, parents have been warned, after an increase in the number of school children falling ill with the infection The flu season has begun, parents have been warned, after an increase in the number of children aged five to 14 falling ill. Doctors were yesterday given the green light to prescribe antiviral medication to those who need it and people most at risk of the infection were urged to have a flu jab. Dr Richard Pebody, head of seasonal flu surveillance at the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said: 'We are seeing an increase in flu activity mainly among school children indicating the start of this year's flu season.' Flu cases in children aged five to 14 have doubled in the past week to reach almost 17 cases per 100,000.

Online porn: Charities hit out after ministers refuse to order an automatic block on internet filth

Online porn, the fight MUST go on: Furious charities hit out after ministers refuse to order an automatic block on internet filthPorn block has support of parents but ministers say no Child safety campaigners say Government has bowed to internet service providersCharities to continue the battle to protect vulnerable children | UPDATED: 07:39 GMT, 17 December 2012 Ministers were accused of putting the profits of internet giants ahead of the safety of children yesterday in the row over online porn. Child safety campaigners said the Coalition’s decision to veto an automatic block – despite clear evidence that parents support the idea – had left them ‘back at square one’. Rather than forcing users to ‘opt in’ for pornography, internet service providers will merely be asked to ‘actively encourage’ parents to switch on filters if children are likely to be using computers in the home

Online porn: The fight MUST go on: Furious charities hit out after ministers refuse to order an automatic block on internet filth

Online porn, the fight MUST go on: Furious charities hit out after ministers refuse to order an automatic block on internet filthPorn block has support of parents but ministers say no Child safety campaigners say Government has bowed to internet service providersCharities to continue the battle to protect vulnerable children | UPDATED: 23:01 GMT, 16 December 2012 Ministers were accused of putting the profits of internet giants ahead of the safety of children yesterday in the row over online porn. Child safety campaigners said the Coalition’s decision to veto an automatic block – despite clear evidence that parents support the idea – had left them ‘back at square one’

Shannon Gallagher: Teenager, 15, kills herself two months after "suicide" of her younger sister

Teenager, 15, kills herself two months after 'suicide' of her younger sister, 13, who was targeted by cyberbullies | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 15 December 2012 A teenager took her own life less than two months after her 13-year-old sister killed herself. Shannon Gallagher, 15, from Co Donegal was found on Thursday by foster carers she had been placed with, hours after telling them that she was going to bed.

Police arrest six children aged 10 and 11 every day in England and Wales

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.