Father's fury after 'sad face' emoticon in police e-mail appears to show officer's 'disappointment' that his daughter survived car crashDarren Thomas was 'absolutely distraught' when he saw the internal emailAs daughter Laura lay in a coma, investigating officer wrote: 'It looks like the driver will pull through, so no fatal for me to deal with yet :('He discovered email through Freedom of Information request Humberside Police officer since apologised for any offence causedShe said sad face referred to not 'fulfilling my professional development' By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 15:23 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:09 GMT, 20 March 2013 A father was 'absolutely distraught' after a police officer appeared 'disappointed' that his daughter did not die in a car crash. Laura Thomas suffered a fractured skull, three broken bones in her neck and back and three brain bleeds after she lost control of her car. As she lay in a coma in hospital, a PC investigating the crash sent an internal email to another officer from the vehicle investigation branch.
Primary school teaching assistant tricked her friends and colleagues into believing she had terminal brain cancer in a 20,000 scam Ursula Rose, 42, from South Norwood, claimed she had cancer, and had 'tumours in her head', a court heard today Friends 'plunged themselves into debt by taking out loans or withdrawing money from their own childrens' accounts to help'Her doctor later confirmed she had never had brain tumours, but suffered from 'tension-like headaches', a jury was told By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 18:12 GMT, 19 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 19 February 2013 A primary school teaching assistant scammed 20,000 out of concerned colleagues after she tricked them into believing she had terminal brain cancer, a jury were told today.
The black Florence Nightingale and the making of a PC myth: One historian explains how Mary Seacole's story never stood upClaims of her achievements have been hugely oversold for political reasons, says leading historian'Seacole was not a pioneer nurse, she didn't call herself a nurse'Contrary to accounts, Seacole was never awarded a Crimea Medal | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 31 December 2012 Pioneer Mary Seacole was voted greatest Black Briton but are people misguided She is regarded as our greatest black Briton, a woman who did more to advance the cause of nursing – and race relations – than almost any other individual. On the Crimea's bloody battlefields, she is said to have saved the lives of countless wounded soldiers and nursed them to health in a clinic paid for out of her own pocket
Ryanair voted least popular short-haul airline: Passengers complain about extra charges on company's flights Irish carrier scores just 34 per cent in table compiled by WhichBest rated was Swiss with 82 per cent and several five-star ratings By Ray Massey PUBLISHED: 02:48 GMT, 20 December 2012 | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 20 December 2012 Ryanair is the least popular short-haul airline, finishing bottom of a new league-table – thanks mainly to its many add-on charges, a new survey by consumer magazine Which reveals today. The Irish low-fare carrier had an overall satisfaction score of just 34 per cent in a table compiled from Which members' votes.
Lead singer of Lostprophets rock band and ex-lover of Fearne Cotton is remanded in custody over claims he plotted to rape pre-teen girl Ian Watkins, 35, arrested as part of ongoing police investigationCharged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with girl under 13Also charged with possession and distribution of of indecent images Singer appeared before magistrates in Cardiff today, along with two others | UPDATED: 18:35 GMT, 19 December 2012 Charged: Ian Watkins, 35, pictured with former girlfriend Fearne Cotton, is charged with six child sex offences The lead singer of rock band Lostprophets was refused bail today after being accused of plotting to rape a child aged under 13. Ian Watkins, a former boyfriend of Radio 1 DJ and TV presenter Fearne Cotton, was remanded in custody charged with six child sex offences. The 35-year-old was charged with conspiring to engage in sex with an underage girl.
Gagged, judge who dared to stick up for marriage: Watchdog rebukes him over involvement in campaign | UPDATED: 22:43 GMT, 4 December 2012 Sir Paul Coleridge is listed as 'founder and chairman' of the Marriage Foundation think-tank A judge was ordered to keep a ‘lower profile’ yesterday – after he spoke out in favour of marriage. Judicial watchdogs rebuked High Court family law judge Sir Paul Coleridge following protests about his involvement in a campaign to make marriage ‘the gold standard of relationships’.
Sunshine and swastikas: Rare colour pictures of 1930s Berlin show carefree life in Hitler’s capital before war that reduced it to rubble Uncovered images show glimpse into life in the city as it lurches toward warAs well as chilling images of swastikas and soldiers, the pictures show life scenes of ordinary Germans | UPDATED: 17:27 GMT, 29 November 2012 This collection of rare color photos of Berlin in 1937, taken by Thomas Neumann and uncovered from Norwegian archives, show life in the German capital during a tumultuous decade.