Grandmother handcuffed and escorted from GP surgery by police after demanding to see medical notesMary Kerswell, 67, paid 10 to see records at Biggleswade Health CentreBut receptionists 'refused to print them out' she claimsShe was handcuffed and led off by police after she refused to leave By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 08:51 GMT, 8 April 2013 | UPDATED: 02:05 GMT, 9 April 2013 Handcuffed: Mary Kerswell was led from Biggleswade Health Centre by police after a misunderstanding over her medical notes A grandmother was handcuffed and led away from her doctor’s surgery by police after a row over her demand to see her medical notes. Mary Kerswell, 67, asked for a copy of her GP records after she was called in for a urine test for a kidney condition she did not have. When the mother of two was shown a brief summary of her medical history she was shocked to see that as well as being wrongly listed as having chronic kidney disease, it said she was a heavy smoker with Alzheimer’s
The Voice that faded to just a whisper: As BBC show returns, 2012 winner revealed to have no album, no tours and a flop single…Leanne Mitchell, 29, failed to enter the top 40 with her first singleManagement suggested she has been reluctant to engage in publicity Lack of success calls into question show's credibility as springboardJudge Tom Jones accused her record label of mismanaging her careerMiss Mitchell soon to release an autobiography called Finding My Voice Will.i.am said: ‘The best artist does not always get the most votes’ -winner-revealed-album-tours-flop-single-.html” } }); Mismanagement: Sir Tom Jones, who mentored Miss Mitchell to victory last year, accused her record label, Universal Music, of mismanaging her career Some of last year’s runners-up, including Tyler James (left) and Bo Bruce (right), have enjoyed more success Perhaps surprisingly, given her young age and lack of starting career success, the singer will release an autobiography, entitled Finding My Voice, on April 18. A source on the BBC show said: ‘Leanne’s trajectory since The Voice has been a disappointment. She has not been the best advert for the show.’ Some of last year’s runners-up appear to have achieved far more
Council worker who lifted the lid on mistakes in children at risk records wins 70,000 payout for being sacked unfairlyJohn Coatman received the payout after a battle with Salford CouncilWas sacked after raising concerns over figures in line manager's reportMr Coatman says the case caused him so much stress he suffered a stroke By James Rush PUBLISHED: 09:52 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 20 February 2013 John Coatman has been awarded nearly 70,000 after winning an unfair dismissal case against Salford Council for being sacked after raising concerns about inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse A council worker sacked after pointing out inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse has been awarded 67,995 in an unfair dismissal case. John Coatman, 59, received the payout after a battle with Salford Council, which started in 2008
Setback in search for WW2 Spitfires lost in jungle after archaeologists say the planes were never taken to Burma in the first place Archeologists spent nearly two weeks trying to find 37 unused spitfires in the jungle They were thought to have been delivered to Mingaladon, no Yangon international AirportIt now isn't clear if they were ever sent to the country By Jaymi Mccann PUBLISHED: 02:00 GMT, 16 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 16 February 2013 A hunt for dozens of Second World War Spitfires thought to have been buried in the Burmese jungle has proved fruitless.
Sandy Hook killer 'hadn't talked to father for two years when dad began dating new girlfriend after divorce from mother'Hoaxer claiming to be Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza's brother Ryan gave fake interview to reporter Said that he felt like a victim too and missed his mother and brother The real Ryan Lanza had not spoken to Adam in two yearsComes as report says Adam cut off ties to his father Peter Lanza in 2010 | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 23 December 2012 Peter Lanza, the father of Sandy Hook shooter, hadn't spoken to his son for more than two years and his father is at a loss for what drove Adam to kill 20 students and six teachers at his old elementary school.
Child neglect allegations and adoption records sent to wrong people in blunders that cost councils 150,000Two councils mistakenly sent personal data out, including child neglect and criminal allegationsReport blames 'human error' and 'inadequate' checksPlymouth City Council and Devon County Council fined for errors | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 17 December 2012 Two local authorities have been fined for a series of blunders that saw sensitive child welfare documents sent to the wrong people, it has emerged. Allegations of child neglect against parents of four were sent to the wrong family because of an error by Plymouth County Council.
Gadget lovers rejoice: Introducing the Node – an amazing device that can measure just about anything, all via your iPhone The unassuming three-inch tube has a range of sensors that measure moisture, temperature, light, and colourThe basic motion-sensing device is already on sale at just over 90, with the screw-on sensors ranging from 16 to 47 | UPDATED: 19:00 GMT, 14 December 2012 It can take your temperature from two feet away, scan your house for leaky insulation, and determine the dampness of your basement. George Yu, a 30-year-old engineer living in Houston, has invented a multifaceted gadget called the Node, which he describes as 'a little Swiss Army knife of sensors'
University students to face fingerprint scanners to prove they are attending lectures – and they're not illegal immigrants Biometric scanners to be introduced in line with the UK Border Agency measuresScanners would recognise students' fingerprints and collect data on which sessions they have attended Border Agency measures to ensure international students don't use student visas as a way to sneak into the countryUnion referendum shows 1,200 students voted against the scheme | UPDATED: 19:07 GMT, 14 December 2012 Student representatives claim that fingerprint records will infringe privacy rights University students may have to scan their fingerprints in future to prove they are going to their lectures. Newcastle University plans to introduce biometric scanners to bring the institution in line with the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and clamp down on illegal immigrants
Who does Keith Vaz think he is, Tony Soprano | UPDATED: 09:23 GMT, 14 December 2012 The nurse at the centre of the Kate Middleton phone hoax scandal was found hanged, an inquest heard yesterday. Investigators are examining three letters she left behind, as well as emails and telephone records, but they are satisfied that Jacintha Saldanha’s death was not ‘suspicious’
'Bismarck receiving first torpedo': Rare photos chronicle race to sink the pride of Hitler's fleet in 1941 Photo archive unearthed after 71 yearsOne image taken from reconnaissance aircraft records moment the enemy battleship was first sighted off GreenlandBismarck had sunk HMS Hood days earlier, killing 1,415 menSwordfish bi-planes and crew are seen on standby on deck of aircraft carrier HMS VictoriousPhotos – made into picture postcards – given to carrier crew as souvenirs | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 13 December 2012 It was more than just a dark plume of smoke on the horizon – for this was the moment that marked the turning point of World War Two, and the end of a great German battleship's reign of terror. Just days earlier, in 1941, the Bismarck had sunk HMS Hood during the Battle of the Denmark Strait.