Father who plunged 350ft off a mountain while raising money for charity wakes from coma in time for Christmas

Family's joy after father who plunged 350ft off a mountain while raising money for charity wakes from coma in time for Christmas Roger Parker, 54, was abseiling down a glacier with a climbing team in August when the rock his rope was attached to crumbledFell on to an icy ledge before it collapsed and he plummeted further down the mountain Father-of-three says he is 'just grateful to be alive' and home for ChristmasHas already raised 100,000 and started fundraising again | UPDATED: 16:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 A charity fundraiser who fell 350ft off a Swiss mountain in a freak accident has woken from a coma and spoken of his joy of spending Christmas at home.

Family doctors "miss common signs of cancer in a third of teenagers", survey reveals

Family doctors 'miss common signs of cancer in a third of teenagers', shock study finds Of those cancer patients who were misdiagnosed at first, 12 per cent were told they were attention seeking | UPDATED: 13:02 GMT, 30 April 2012 Two thirds of young people with cancer will visit their GP with at least one of the most common cancer symptoms – yet a third of these cases are missed by doctors, according to research.