Pensioner left to" lie in her own filth for weeks" while a council-appointed carer cleaned around her

Vulnerable pensioner left to 'lie in her own filth for weeks' while a council-appointed carer cleaned around her Janet Norton, 72, lay immobilised on sofa for two months with back injuryCarer cleaned the flat but appears to have ignored her desperate stateDaughter became suspicious after mother never answered the phoneDiscovered her lying in 'disgusting state' and in own waste and alerted paramedics.

People struggling to pay loans are "three times more likely to have mental health problems"

The true cost of debt: People struggling to pay loans are 'three times more likely to have mental health problems'People with debt problems find stress and anxiety spills over into other areas of their livesMore severe mental health effects are found among people who are late with housing or rent paymentsIn parts of the country where bankruptcy and repossession are more common, the impact of debt on people’s mental health is less severe | UPDATED: 09:07 GMT, 13 September 2012 Hard-up people struggling to pay their debts are more than twice as likely to have mental health problems or suffer with severe anxiety, according to a study.

Woman, 27, who beat cancer twice vows to battle on despite being told she has two months to live due to terminal brain tumour

Woman, 27, who beat brain cancer twice vows to fight on despite being given months to live Brain tumour has returned for a third time – and surgeons are unable to operateDespite bleak prognosis, Lyndsey refuses to give up hope | UPDATED: 23:32 GMT, 30 July 2012 Lyndsey Roughton is battling a third brain tumour.

Can standing in a deep freeze ease arthritis? Just five minutes in an ice chamber made me feel years younger, says this sufferer

Can standing in a deep freeze ease arthritis Just five minutes in an ice chamber made me feel years younger, says this sufferer | UPDATED: 22:14 GMT, 23 July 2012 'I have severe pain at the base of my spine mainly, but elsewhere, too,' said Rachel Adlington Rachel Aldington, 42, emerges from the frozen fog, feeling for just a few minutes like she’s 19 again.

Tortured dog found with her tongue hanging from her mouth which had ELECTRICAL TAPE wrapped around it

Tortured dog found with grotesquely swollen tongue after having ELECTRICAL TAPE wrapped around its snout. These pictures show the horrific abuse suffered by Hope, an abandoned dog, found with her mouth taped shut, her tongue hanging out.

Family left to meet cost of 20k false legs for meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder

Family left to meet cost of 20k false legs for meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder Archie was struck down with Meningitis B when he was 18 months-old The mother of a six-year-old boy with meningitis has been criticised after being left to fund a 20,000 pair of artificial legs for her meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder.