Teenager with spina bifida who was told to "get used to a wheelchair" walks again after pioneering operation

Teenager with spina bifida who was told to 'get used to a wheelchair' walks again after pioneering operation Charlotte was confined to a wheelchair aged 11 and told to 'just get on with it'But expert at Southampton General Hospital was convinced she could get Charlotte standing again Days before 18th birthday Charlotte underwent a complex operation to lengthen the tight muscles at the hips, knees and feetShe can now walk and says it feels 'completely natural' | UPDATED: 09:53 GMT, 26 December 2012 Charlotte Volante on a Jersey beach.

Mechanic whose heart stopped beating for 80 MINUTES brought back to life "like a spluttering old Fort Cortina"

Mechanic whose heart stopped beating for 80 MINUTES brought back to life 'like a spluttering old Fort Cortina' Father of two had massive heart attack in front of three paramedicsThey delivered 50 electric shocks to restart his heart on his way to hospitalDoctors operated on his heart to clear blocked blood vessel in heart while artificially keeping him aliveSpent nine days in medically-induced coma to prevent brain damage | UPDATED: 14:46 GMT, 29 November 2012 A mechanic whose heart stopped beating for 80minutes said surgeons brought him back to life 'like an old Ford Cortina'.

Chinese girl, 13, forced to be tied to a moped as her family cannot afford medical treatment for her epilepsy

Chinese girl, 13, tied to a moped as her family cannot afford medical treatment for her epilepsy | UPDATED: 19:29 GMT, 24 September 2012 Tied to a moped, this 13-year-old girl is forced to trudge after her grandfather as he gathers rubbish to recycle on the streets of China.

Nicholas McCarthy: One-handed pianist graduates the Royal College of Music making history

Music student, 23, becomes the first one-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music in its 130-year history Nicholas McCarthy was born without his right handHe graduated from the Royal College of Music today, the college's first one-hand pianist He is also part of The British Paraorchestra who performed to welcome Paralympic athletes to LondonHe plays music written for left-hand only | UPDATED: 21:46 GMT, 28 August 2012 A music student, who was born without his right hand, has made history by becoming the first one-handed pianist to graduate from the 130-year-old Royal College of Music.

One-handed pianist graduates the Royal College of Music making history

Music student, 23, becomes the first one-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music in its 130-year history Nicholas McCarthy was born without his right handHe graduated from the Royal College of Music today, the college's first one-hand pianist He is also part of The British Paraorchestra who performed to welcome Paralympic athletes to LondonHe plays music written for left-hand only | UPDATED: 20:31 GMT, 28 August 2012 A music student, who was born without his right hand, has made history by becoming the first one-handed pianist to graduate from the 130-year-old Royal College of Music.

Gadget that can zap the agony of migraine

The battery-powered gadget that can zap the agony of migraine | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 18 August 2012 Researchers say that for some patients the device may be as effective as drugs (file photo) A battery-powered gadget the size and shape of an electric shaver may be a new way to treat painful headaches.

Clive Stafford Smith book: Injustice – Life And Death In The Courtrooms Of America

A fight to the death: The lawyer who has dedicated his life to campaigning against capital punishment | UPDATED: 22:37 GMT, 7 July 2012 INJUSTICE: LIFE AND DEATH IN THE COURTROOMS OF AMERICA by Clive Stafford Smith Harvill Secker 18.99 ☎ 16.99 inc p&p Mission in life: Lawyer Clive Stafford Smith defends prisoners on Death Row Aged ten, Clive Stafford Smith saw a picture of Joan of Arc being burnt at the stake.