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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,…
Four students who sexually abused vulnerable girls have been jailed for between four and five years after a judge said they had treated their victims like "trophies". Taiyab Hussain, Shaheem Ratyal (right) and Sohail Ali (centre), all aged 19, and 18-year-old Mohammed Rizwan (left), were arrested when a teenager realised…
A 26-year-old woman has been fined £120 after admitting telling paramedics to "move your f***king van" and leaving a foul-mouthed note on their ambulance. Kirsty Sharman pleaded guilty to a public order offence over the incident in which the crew had been responding to a 999 call from her next-door…
Charlie Dunn - who drowned after being allowed to ''fend for himself'' at a water park - was placed on a child protection register a year before his death, a judge was told at crown court hearings. Birmingham Crown Court was told how Charlie was dragged from a lagoon by…
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