DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Patients must have dignity until the end

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Patients must have dignity until the end | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 22 December 2012 Sadly, it has been a year in which disturbing questions have been asked about the way Britain’s health service – so admirable in so many ways – treats the sick and dying. There have been terrible instances of patients being killed by malnutrition and dehydration. Only this month, the Labour MP Ann Clwyd told how her husband – treated with ‘indifference and contempt’ by NHS nurses – had died ‘like a battery hen’.

Hotel owner who said his wife was his "second best receptionist" loses bid to cut 2.7m divorce settlement

Hotel owner who said his wife was his 'second best receptionist' loses bid to cut 2.7m divorce settlement Andrew Davies described his 39-year-old wife as merely a paid employeeBut she claimed to work up to 17 hours a day transforming their hotelLast year, Judge Martin O'Dwyer gave her 2.2m cash and their homeLord Justice Thorpe said there was no reason to reverse that decision | UPDATED: 17:54 GMT, 11 December 2012 Millionaire hotel owner Andrew Davies who claimed his wife Debra was 'no more than a receptionist' today lost his Appeal Court bid to cut her 2.7million divorce settlement. The 49-year-old owner of the 6million Cardiff Hotel, which overlooks exclusive Norfolk Square, in Bayswater, west London, claimed he was the driving force behind the business.