Thousands of doctors "will defy" the order to walk out

Thousands of doctors 'will defy' the order to strike as they are deeply opposed to action Strike on June 21 – the first industrial action by the profession in almost 40 years – has been widely condemned by politicians and the publicUnion has proposed that only emergency or urgent cases are seen and it is thought more than 150,000 operations, tests and hospital appointments will be cancelled and 1.2million GP appointments postponed | UPDATED: 07:20 GMT, 1 June 2012 Thousands of doctors are expected to ignore orders from their union to stage a 24-hour strike.

Joanne O"Riordan, who was born with no arms or legs… but with the heart of a lion

She beat the Budget: The extraordinary, awe-inspiring and humbling story of Joanne O”Riordan, who was born with no arms or legs… but with the heart of a lion Like most teenagers Joanne O”Riordan loves playing music, going to football matches and texting her friends on her mobile. But the difference between this teenager and others is that Joanne this week single-handedly forced the Government to tear up its Budget plans to cut disability allowance for young people