Matt Hancock almost in tears as he tells MPs of family Covid death

Live tier announcement as Matt Hancock sets rules for each area

Matt Hancock fought in the Commons today as he revealed his step-grandfather died after capturing Covid-19. The health minister told MPs about the death when he concluded a six-hour debate on new levels to replace the national lockdown. They have been adopted by MPs in a vote tonight and will take effect tomorrow, Wednesday, December … Read more

“The stakes are life and death”: Addiction treatment’s Covid-19 challenge

“The stakes are life and death”: Addiction treatment’s Covid-19 challenge

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced much of the US to lock down in the spring of 2020, officials and experts worried the necessary social distancing measures would make another public health crisis — the opioid epidemic — worse. Addiction treatment is traditionally done in person, and restrictions on gatherings and closed businesses would make it … Read more

Mum on Covid death bed ventilator gives birth to boy as virus wipes out family

Mum on Covid death bed ventilator gives birth to boy as virus wipes out family

A baby born to a mother on a ventilator is the sole survivor of a family wiped out by Covid-19. The boy’s mother gave birth to him while she was on her deathbed attached to a fan in St. Petersburg, Russia. Svetlana Sorochinskaya, 36, is said to have contracted coronavirus while visiting her father Kirey … Read more

Woman, 25, live-blogged own death on suicide forum while mum was in another room

Woman, 25, live-blogged own death on suicide forum while mum was in another room

A grieving mother fights to shut down “bad” suicide websites after her daughter takes her own life in her bedroom. Shawn Shatto, 25, poisoned herself last year and blogged her final moments in a “pro-choice” forum full of users encouraging her to die. Mother Jackie, from Pennsylvania, USA, says she was the victim of web … Read more

Man, 26, with 'heart of gold' stabbed to death defending girlfriend at station

Man, 26, with 'heart of gold' stabbed to death defending girlfriend at station

A young man with a “heart of gold” was tragically stabbed to death outside a train station while defending his girlfriend. Carpenter Cam Smith was stabbed in the heart during an altercation with a gang who abused his partner in Seaford, south-east Melbourne. The shocking incident took place in the presence of shocked witnesses, who … Read more

Husband who beat and strangled wife to death before burning body in woods jailed

Husband who beat and strangled wife to death before burning body in woods jailed

A man has been convicted of murdering his wife – after initially trying to cover his tracks by reporting that she was missing. Frenchman Jonathan Daval has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars for the brutal murder of his wife, Alexia. The 36-year-old finally confessed to beating and strangling his wife before burning her … Read more

MS-13 gang leader who 'hacked teen girls to death with machete' faces execution

Jairo Saenz

A gang leader accused of cutting two teenage girls to death with a machete can be executed. Jairo Saenz, of the infamous US criminal gang MS-13, has been charged with seven brutal murders. The 24-year-old, nicknamed “Funny”, was second in command of the New York crew known as the Brentwood Sailors. Donald Trump’s Justice Department … Read more

Jeremy Kyle 'may have caused or contributed' to man's death says coroner

Jeremy Kyle 'may have caused or contributed' to man's death says coroner

TV host Jeremy Kyle “may have caused or contributed to” the death of program guest Steve Dymond, who is believed to have committed suicide after failing a lie detector test on the show, a pre-investigation has revealed. The preliminary hearing is being held on the death of the 63-year-old, who died of a morphine overdose … Read more

Inquest confirms 'almost blind' Yorkshire Ripper's cause of death

Inquest confirms 'almost blind' Yorkshire Ripper's cause of death

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe’s five-year reign of terror claimed the lives of 13 women. They were: Wilma McCann, 28, of Chapeltown, Leeds, who was murdered in October 1975. – Emily Jackson, 42, a prostitute and mother of three from Morley, Leeds. Killed on January 20, 1976. – Irene Richardson, 28, mum of two from Chapeltown, … Read more