Mother is banned from her own disability tribunal… because of her wheelchair Sylvia Middleton was told she could not attend the fourth-floor courtroom Only people able to escape down stairs in case of fire were allowed in'It's absolutely ridiculous,' said the 65-year-old By Andrew Levy PUBLISHED: 14:32 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:57 GMT, 8 February 2013 A disabled woman was barred from a tribunal to decide whether she was entitled to benefits – because she was in a wheelchair
Rider, 21, who was paralysed after she was thrown from racehorse launches multi-million pound compensation bidLaura Coward was just 17 when she broke her back by falling on to a fenceShe remains in a wheelchair after surgery to mend her severed spinal cord Claims her stables told her she would be fine, despite the horse's strength By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 18:03 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:37 GMT, 31 January 2013 Paraplegic: Laura Coward was working at a racehorse training stables when she fell off Saucy Night A promising young rider who was paralysed when she was thrown from a history-making racehorse has launched a multi-million pound compensation claim against the stables and trainer. Stablehand Laura Coward was 17 when she broke her neck after taking Saucy Night for a trial ride in Wiltshire in November 2008. The racehorse had made headlines three years earlier when he became the first to win a race without wearing horseshoes.
Now Stephen's Hawking insurance: Eminent scientist set to appear in Go Compare ads with notorious opera singerRenowned scientist is latest celebrity to star in the Go Compare campaignAdvert sees him suck the opera singer into a black hole before laughing /12/31/article-2255462-16B3C37D000005DC-769_634x558.jpg” width=”634″ height=”558″ alt=”Hawking insurance: Steven Hawking appears in the latest Go Compare advert which sees him sucking the opera singer into a black hole” class=”blkBorder” /> Hawking insurance: Steven Hawking appears in the latest Go Compare advert which sees him sucking the opera singer into a black hole The former Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge University joins the likes of television presenter Sue Barker and survival expert Ray Mears in plotting to destroy fictitious opera singer Gio Compario and silence his irritating sales slogan. The advert, which will be shown for the first time today, sees 70-year-old Professor Hawking announce to a packed lecture theatre that he has discovered how to generate a super massive black hole, before being asked what he will do with the knowledge. The scene then cuts to the opera singer – played by Wynne Evans – haranguing a couple in the street, before a black hole forms behind him and sucks him in
'They were treated like dogs waiting to be put down': Son of couple put on 'death pathway' blasts decision to withdraw treatment War veteran Charles Futcher died after being put on Liverpool Care PathwayWife Hilda who was also put on pathway, died ten days after her husband Son Charles Futcher said the decision was made without family consentMail revealed 60,000 patients die a year on pathway without their consent | UPDATED: 10:44 GMT, 1 January 2013 A war veteran and his wife died within days of each other after being put on the Liverpool Care Pathway without consent. Charles Futcher, 90, who fought in the battle of El Alamein, died alone in a care home after he was put on the controversial end-of-life process. Ten days later his wife Hilda, 89, died in the same home after she too was given sedatives and had vital food and fluids withdrawn under pathway procedures
Teenager with spina bifida who was told to 'get used to a wheelchair' walks again after pioneering operation Charlotte was confined to a wheelchair aged 11 and told to 'just get on with it'But expert at Southampton General Hospital was convinced she could get Charlotte standing again Days before 18th birthday Charlotte underwent a complex operation to lengthen the tight muscles at the hips, knees and feetShe can now walk and says it feels 'completely natural' | UPDATED: 09:53 GMT, 26 December 2012 Charlotte Volante on a Jersey beach. Now she is walking her new ambition is to learn how to drive A teenager who was told to get on with life in a wheelchair life because she would never walk again is now walking after a pioneering operation. Charlotte Volante, from Jersey, had been confined to a wheelchair since the age of 11 after being born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus (water on the brain).
Wife of paralysed motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd charged with repeatedly beating him Estranged wife Samantha Kidd charged with six counts of assault by beatingEddie, 53, recently split from his wife after five years' marriageMrs Kidd was arrested by police following reports of domestic violence | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 21 December 2012 The estranged wife of tragic motorcycle stunt rider Eddie Kidd has been charged with beating the severely disabled star.
Wealthy Swiss banker takes disabled elderly husband on 'holiday of a lifetime' to India – and leaves him there because she was fed up paying for care bills | UPDATED: 18:42 GMT, 20 December 2012 A wife who took her handicapped husband on a 'holiday of a lifetime' to India then dumped him there to save on care costs has been jailed for four years in Switzerland. The wealthy 65-year-old banker showed the wheelchair-bound 74-year-old videos of 'palm-fringed beaches and luxury hotels' to convince him to come on the trip. The woman – who had been paying 6,000 a month in care bills – then took him to a poverty-stricken suburb of New Delhi and paid a family 1,500 a month to take him in
MS sufferer, 55, gunned down by drug-fuelled son, 34, because he was 'sick' of her illness 'never complained' about condition Ian Blakey took cocaine and lured his mother Jean out on a shopping tripInstead he drove her to woodland, shot her, his dog and then himselfHe had called 999 and told them 'I'm sick of the f****** sight of it' (her MS)Coroner records unlawful killing on Jean and that Ian took his own life | UPDATED: 13:03 GMT, 28 November 2012 Inquest: Jean Blakey, 55, who was shot dead by her son Ian had 'never complained about her illness' and was always smiling, an inquest had heard A mother shot dead by her son who believed she could not cope with Multiple Sclerosis had ‘never complained about her illness’ and was desperate to live, an inquest heard. Ian Blakey told his mother Jean, 55, he wanted to take her shopping but instead drove to a secluded woodland to kill her and then himself because he 'didn't fancy doing life' in prison for her murder. The 34-year-old, who had taken cocaine and an ecstasy-type drug, rang 999 and told the operator: 'I have killed my mother