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Baby dies after operation delay at scandal hit hospital

A baby aged just 12 years old has died after urgent surgery was cancelled on 5 separate occasions.  Baby Harley was born on 1 October 2013 with only half a heart.  He was born and transferred to the children's unit at Bristol Royal Hospital for children.  He is one of 13 children who have died become seriously ill after treatment at this unit.  As a result there are a number of enquiries in relation to a number of other allegations of mistreatment and neglect.  Carly Pascoe lived for only 12 days after he was born as the surgery he required was repeatedly delayed.  The operation was originally intended to fit the device to his heart to help blood flow to his lungs and after this was delayed for the 4th time his health deteriorated rapidly and he was put on the emergency surgery list.

Freak accident leaves man with teeth embedded in his knee

A man was left with his best friends teeth embedded in his knee after a freak accident. The accident happened while the pair were on a trampoline. Mr Rigby, aged 29 from London, was playing on his iPad while running on the tt. rampoline when his best friend, Mr Walsh jumped onto the trampoline to join him stop the pair had a play fight and Mr Walsh fell on top of his friend and bashed his face into his friend's name and knocked himself unconscious. Mr Rigby said that his friends face was pouring with blood and a number of teeth were missing. He then noticed that the missing teeth were inside his knee.

Teenagers killed in mini bus motorway crash

An 18-year-old woman and her friend were killed in a mini bus accident when they were on the way to a hen party stop the sister of the 18-year-old has stated that the two women died due to the bus driver's actions. The group of 20 women were travelling to a hen party in Liverpool when they were involved in an accident on the M62 involving a lorry. A number of the passengers suffered serious injuries. A jury at Leeds Crown Court heard that when the minibus got onto the A1 motorway there was a burning smell coming from the vehicle and the party forced the bus driver to stop to check his vehicle. As they move onto the M62 the minibus slowed down significantly and other vehicles were honking their horns because the minibus was travelling so slowly.

Teenagers killed in mini bus motorway crash

An 18-year-old woman and her friend were killed in a mini bus accident when they were on the way to a hen party stop the sister of the 18-year-old has stated that the two women died due to the bus driver's actions. The group of 20 women were travelling to a hen party in Liverpool when they were involved in an accident on the M62 involving a lorry. A number of the passengers suffered serious injuries. A jury at Leeds Crown Court heard that when the minibus got onto the A1 motorway there was a burning smell coming from the vehicle and the party forced the bus driver to stop to check his vehicle. As they move onto the M62 the minibus slowed down significantly and other vehicles were honking their horns because the minibus was travelling so slowly.

E-cigarette leaves man in hospital after explosion

A 48-year-old smoker who was using an e-cigarette when it exploded had injuries so severe that attending emergency services personnel thought he had been shot. The man was injured when the item malfunctioned and overheated. The device apparently exploded and set his house on fire, causing such severe injuries to the man's leg.

The man, a former decorator who lives in Wigan, lost almost a litre of blood and spent over a week in the hospital. He now faces three years of medical treatment, including skin graft, in order to repair the extensive damage to his right leg. He had managed to go to a neighbour's house for help before the ambulance services were called. The neighbour said that 'it was like a horror film", and the man's surgeon said that the wound resembled a gunshot injury.

New mum awarded compensation after MRA blunder

A first time mum was wrongly given the MMR vaccination while she was pregnant and had to face months of worry about the health of her unborn child. Emma Cave, aged 25, said that she was shocked when she was told about the blunder and that doctors rushed her into hospital for tests on her and the unborn baby. Miss Cave has visited her local GP surgery in Leeds to have a whooping cough vaccination when the mistake was made. The whooping cough vaccination is often given to pregnant women as it can prevent a baby developing the condition when it is born.  

Winter driving tips!

Winter 2013 was a mild winter but it is predicted that Winter 2014 will be one of the worst winters on record. Britian is expected to be batter by storms and snow falls. Bad weather conditions can cause chaos on the roads and can lead to an increase in accidents.

Construction firms fine after mansion roof collapse

Two North West based construction firms have been prosecuted after safety failures led to a floor collapsing during the construction a mansion in Trafford. The floor collapse led to 3 workers sustaining an injury. One of the workers suffered a serious injury and spent more that a month on hospital. He was seriously injured when he was struck by a concrete beam and has not returned to work since the incident. 

Children win compensation

A group of schoolchildren have been awarded compensation after they were exposed to a strain of E.coli while visiting a farm on a school trip. 90 children were struck down by the illness after they visited Godstone Farm and petted and stroaked the animals on the farm. The children were struck down by Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome and 3 of the children have been left with a permanent liver disease.