Millions of fake condoms smuggled into UK over last 18 months raising risk of STIs Fake condoms from Far East use cheaper materials that burst more easilyMHRA has employed sniffer dogs trained to spot counterfeit condoms , 1.5m worth of counterfeit condoms were seized at Heathrow Airport, with a similar amount found in Yorkshire.
Free to roam: Moment rescued lions are released into the wildAnimals confiscated from private owner in Serbia who bought them from Belgrade Zoo in 2009Animal welfare charity helped transfer them to South African sanctuary. Three lions being kept by a private owner in Serbia have been confiscated and relocated to a South African wildlife sanctuary.
Ryanair is “courting disaster” by flying planes with near-empty fuel tanks to cut costsPilot union accuses it of “operating on limits of legality”But Ryanair insists planes have sufficient fuel reservesProbe after diversion of Paris-Tenerife flight on Sunday .
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Horror of residents in plush London suburb as stowaway who had been clinging to a plane plunges to his death in the middle of streetPolice say man, believed to be in 30s, could have fallen thousands of feet Found on car parked on road in affluent London suburb of MortlakeStreet is around 10 miles away from Heathrow Airport and on flight pathAviation expert believes he froze to death; it appears body fell out of the landing gear Man thought to be from North Africa and suffered multiple injuriesResidents described “monstrous bang” and body parts flying 20ft away
'We want her to die at home': Parents who flew their cancer-stricken daughter, 7, to Mexico for last-ditch treatment appeal for 140,000 needed to fly her back to Britain Doctors refuse to let her fly home to Scotland without medical support Family must pay for a private jet big enough for the specialist equipment | UPDATED: 16:08 GMT, 21 June 2012 The family of a cancer-stricken little girl pleaded for help today after they faced the dawning reality that she could die stranded in Mexico.
Hospital clamps down on health tourism by demanding patients prove they are 'living lawfully' in Britain before handing out free NHS treatment Staff working at Southend Hospital in Essex must ask patients if they have lived in the UK for the past year Strict new rules have been introduced after an increase in overseas visitors not eligible for free NHS care | UPDATED: 12:05 GMT, 28 May 2012 Patients must prove they are 'living lawfully' in Britain before receiving free treatment on the NHS at an Essex hospital.
Use of drugs by the over-60s has increased tenfold in 20 years | UPDATED: 09:48 GMT, 5 April 2012 Drug bust: Paul McCartney pictured on his arrival at London Airport from Barbados in 1984 after he was fined for cannabis possession The number of middle-aged drug users is on the rise, as many who first experimented during the liberal Sixties and Seventies refuse to give up the habit.
Teenager meets the hero fireman who ran into burning plane to grab his new liver after crash as organ was being dashed to hospital Rescued liver helped Kate survive for a year, but she now needs another organ A teenager who received a donor liver rescued from a plane crash has come face to face with the hero firefighter who ran into the burning jet to retrieve it. Kate Trevener, from Birmingham, was hours from death when a private Cessna carrying the organ from Belfast crashed at Birmingham Airport in thick fog
“Miracle” toddler reunited with paramedics and doctor who saved his life after his heart stopped for SIX minutesKai suffers from heart condition almost unheard of among children . The disorder, which causes the heart to beat in a severely abnormal rhythm, is rare in adults and almost unheard of in children. The muscles in the lower chamber of the heart begin to randomly twitch which causes blood to stay in the heart when it should be pumped around the body.