Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Media captionDavid Turpin (R) and his wife Louise Turpin (L) deny charges of torture The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. They were arrested after one daughter escaped […]

Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’

Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine – a universal blood test for cancer. A team at Johns Hopkins University has trialled a method that detects eight common forms of the disease. Their vision is an annual test designed to catch cancer early and save […]

NHS bail-outs could become new normal, National Audit Office says

NHS bail-outs could become new normal, National Audit Office says

Image copyright Getty Images Repeated bail-outs to help the NHS cope with pressure on services and finances could become the “new normal”, the National Audit Office has said. It comes after the auditor found NHS bodies used extra funds partly intended to transform services to shore up finances during 2016-17. The NAO said short-term funding […]

Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24, scientists say

Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24, scientists say

Image copyright Getty Images Adolescence now lasts from the ages of 10 to 24, although it used to be thought to end at 19, scientists say. Young people continuing their education for longer, as well as delayed marriage and parenthood, has pushed back popular perceptions of when adulthood begins. And changing the definition is vital […]

UK ‘in grip of worst flu season since 2011’

UK ‘in grip of worst flu season since 2011’

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is in the grip of its worst flu season for seven years, figures show. All parts of the UK have seen rises in suspected flu cases since the turn of the year with Wales seeing the sharpest – close to a fourfold increase in GP visits to 64.9 cases […]

Noel Conway: Terminally ill man granted assisted dying appeal

Noel Conway: Terminally ill man granted assisted dying appeal

Image copyright PA Image caption Noel Conway was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2014 A terminally ill man who wants to be helped to die has been granted permission to take his case to appeal. Two judges from the Court of Appeal said there should be a full hearing of 68-year-old Noel Conway’s case. […]

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Media captionDavid Turpin (R) and his wife Louise Turpin (L) deny charges of torture The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. They were arrested after one daughter escaped […]

Calais migrants: UK and France sign new treaty

Calais migrants: UK and France sign new treaty

Media captionPresident Macron: “I respect Brexit although I regret it” France and the UK have signed a treaty to speed up the processing of migrants in Calais, French President Emmanuel Macron announced on his first UK visit. After talks with UK PM Theresa May at Sandhurst military academy, he said the treaty would offer a […]

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Media captionDavid Turpin (R) and his wife Louise Turpin (L) deny charges of torture The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. They were arrested after their daughter escaped […]

Shackled siblings: What we know about their lives

Punished and beaten frequently, the couple’s children hatched an escape plan. The parents deny the allegations against them, but investigators have discovered of a life of torture. This is what police have learned so far about their lives. Shackled siblings: What we know about their lives

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