Shrien Dewani, who is accused of organising the murder of his wife Anni, has lost a High Court bid to block his extradition to South Africa until he is fit to stand trial.
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Wednesday 08 May 2013
James Holmes, the former PhD-student accused of killing 12 people in Colorado when he opened fire in a cinema during a midnight screening of Batman, intends to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, his lawyers have said.
Tuesday 07 May 2013
Freedom of Information request reveals extent of stun-gun use by police in psychiatric wards
Stroke survivors and their families feel abandoned by health services after being left to deal with the emotional impact alone, says report
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Stroke survivors and their families feel abandoned by health and social services after being left to deal with the emotional impact of stroke alone, a report reveals today.
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Despite overwhelming evidence there is still continuing reluctance from politicians to accept just how useless short prison sentences are
Friday 26 April 2013
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old charged with setting off the shrapnel-packed pressure cooker bombs that killed three people at last week's Boston Marathon has been transferred from a civilian hospital to a federal medical detention centre.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Officers only realised Colin Holt had choked on his own vomit when they went to lift him up
Fiona Anderson death: Police release new CCTV which shows last moments of heavily pregnant Lowestoft mother before fall
Wednesday 17 April 2013
The young mum had a violent row with her estranged partner the night before she died
Monday 15 April 2013
Two in three inmates leave prison without a job prospect - it’s no wonder such a high percentage end up reoffending
Monday 15 April 2013
Vast sums are being added to the cost of the health service and welfare state because of illnesses that people contract from living in sub-standard housing, an environmental health body has warned.
Saturday 13 April 2013
Scientists have identified a group of patients with a genetic predisposition to mental illness, opening up for the first time the prospect of personalised medicine in psychiatry.
Monday 08 April 2013
PC Ian Dibell intervened when a man attacked two of his neighbours
James Best: Jailed in the riots for stealing a gingerbread man... dead in the prison that should have protected him
Monday 01 April 2013
James Best had a history of mental health problems before being jailed after the riots of 2011. Now his brother has warned that the systemic failures which led to his death could happen again
Thursday 28 March 2013
The nation’s dwindling band of smokers, skulking outside office doors, already resent being treated as pariahs. The suggestion that they may be dotty, too, will only enrage them further. But the argument is not as daft as it seems. It is a matter of statistics.
Smoking may be a sign of psychiatric illness, says report, after a third of smokers are found to have a mental disorder
Thursday 28 March 2013
Doctors advised to refer patients who smoke to mental health services after major medical study
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Italy’s would-be Prime Minister has said that “only a mentally ill person” would want the job right now, as the eurozone’s third biggest democracy continues to tie itself in knots.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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