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A doctor will be sentenced for committing a string of sex attacks on patients, including women who had complained of back pain and hay fever. Jaswant Rathore was convicted at Wolverhampton Crown Court after a seven-week trial which heard he conducted unnecessary massage "treatment" to satisfy his sexual desires. The…
Cancer cells can be targeted and destroyed more effectively using a substance found in stinging nettles and ants, research has found. The new treatment, named JPC11, can be recycled and reused within affected cells to attack them repeatedly, according to a study by the University of Warwick. It is hoped…
A young woman who died after taking an overdose of online diet pills did not receive appropriate care because the A&E department was too overcrowded, an inquest heard. Bethany Shipsey (pictured), a vegan and an animal rescue and welfare advocate, took the tablets containing the industrial substance DNP in February…
A warehouseman found to have shaken his baby daughter and caused a brain injury could be allowed to care for the youngster again if therapy is successful, a senior family court judge said. The girl, now two, suffered a "catastrophic collapse" when four months old and stopped breathing for around…
A couple have lost a family court fight over the care of a disabled grandchild they had looked after since she was a baby after a dispute with social workers. Social services staff said the 11-year-old girl was at risk of significant harm if she stayed with her grandparents, and…
Three children are to be placed for adoption after social workers raised concern about their parents' "open relationship". Their father chose to see other women and their mother, who "frequented" a website called "plenty of fish", had relationships with men she met through the internet, a family court judge was…
A toddler has died in hospital after being discovered seriously hurt at a house in Birmingham. The 21-month-old girl, found at a house in the Northfield area of Birmingham on Sunday, died at the city's children's hospital on Wednesday evening, West Midlands Police said. A 30-year-old woman and a man,…
Seven men have denied child cruelty and indecent assault offences dating back to the 1980s at a children's home. The charges relate to allegations of abuse of youngsters at Wisteria Lodge in Coventry between 1981 and 1997. Philip Barnett, 64, Russell Garner, 58, Pat Duignan, 59, David Saunders, 64 and…
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