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The sister of a midwife brutally murdered by her lover has told the killer she was "haunted" by the false comfort he gave the family, hours after the death.Michael Stirling was stared down in the dock by Samantha Eastwood's younger sibling during her emotional evidence as she said his actions…
The mother of a girl with cystic fibrosis is taking legal action against the NHS after it refused funding for a drug which could extend her daughter's life.Sarah Burgwin, of Totnes, Devon, said it was "shameful" that six-year-old Katie Stafford (both pictured) was being denied access to Orkambi.The drug's high…
A man has pleaded guilty to murdering a midwife in a bout of "intense rage" after having a "long-standing affair" with her, a court heard.The body of 28-year-old Samantha Eastwood was discovered in a shallow grave in a rural area near Caverswall, Staffordshire, in August, wrapped in a duvet, with…
Disgraced Tory MP Andrew Griffiths plans to stand again in the Burton and Uttoxeter constituency. Mr Griffiths resigned as small business minister in July after he was unmasked for sending thousands of sexually aggressive text messages to constituents. But he has not stepped down as an MP despite protests and…
A midwife was found in a shallow grave, wrapped in a duvet cover and with tape around her eyes and face, a court has heard. The body of Samantha Eastwood, 28, was discovered in a rural area near Caverswall, Staffordshire, on Saturday - eight days after going missing. Michael Stirling,…
A fundraising appeal launched to help pay for the funeral of a much-loved hospital midwife has reached its £10,000 target. The body of Samantha Eastwood was found in a rural area near Caverswall, Staffordshire, on Saturday, following an intensive police search, eight days after her disappearance. A 32-year-old man, Michael…
Samantha Eastwood's colleagues at the Royal Stoke Hospital have set aside an area to lay down floral tributes and messages. Dozens of those who worked with the midwife, who is alleged to have been murdered by Michael Stirling, her ex-fiance's brother-in-law, gathered around a temporary memorial plaque to pay their…
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of midwife Samantha Eastwood. Michael Stirling (pictured) was charged after the 28-year-old's body was found in a rural area near Caverswall, Staffordshire, on Saturday - eight days after her disappearance. Ms Eastwood had last been seen in uniform leaving work…
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of midwife Samantha Eastwood. Michael Stirling was charged after the 28-year-old's body was found in a rural area near Caverswall, Staffordshire, on Saturday - eight days after her disappearance. Ms Eastwood had last been seen in uniform leaving work at…
A hospital has admitted liability for the death of a cancer patient who was not given the correct antibiotics. Father-of-three Simon Tulitt (pictured) was admitted to the Royal Derby Hospital for routine surgery for a cancerous growth on his bowel on May 28 2013. The 62-year-old contracted sepsis, also referred…
Marriage may help to protect people against developing heart disease or having a stroke, according to research. Single, divorced, and widowed people are at a heightened risk of developing the health problems, a study involving universities in the UK, the US and Australia has found. Experts believe the additional social…
Inspectors have praised a young offender institution where boys are rewarded for good behaviour with sweets or access to computer games. The prisons watchdog commended HMYOI Werrington for creating a culture of "incentive rather than punishment". It highlighted the policy on "incentives and earned privileges" in place at the facility,…
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