28/06/2012

Other UK News In Brief

Woman Dies After Misdiagnosis

A 77-year-old woman might still be alive today if her kidney failure had been diagnosed correctly, an inquest has heard.

Dr Neeraj Tekkar, who had trained in India, believed Eva Hudson had a hookworm infection, a condition that is relatively rare in the UK.

He sent her home from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in Dorset last December and she died just four days later.

Legal Threat Over Olympic Roof Missiles

A group of London residents are expected to launch legal proceedings today in an attempt to block proposals to station missiles on the roof of their tower block.

Lawyers from Howe and Co Solicitors will attend the High Court to issue proceedings on behalf of residents in the Fred Wigg Tower, Leytonstone, east London.

Senior partner Martin Howe said: "Security of the Olympics is, of course, extremely important but could the MoD not find any other way of protecting the Olympic village than by putting the lives of hundreds of innocent council tenants at risk by turning their homes into a military battlefield position?"

Oldham Explosion Boiler Man Arrested

A man who inspected the boiler have a house that exploded two days ago has been arrested.

Two-year-old Jamie Heaton was killed while watching television at home in Oldham on Tuesday.

His house was completely gutted in the suspected gas explosion and his neighbour Andrew Partington suffered severe burns.

Greater Manchester Police said the arrest of the boiler inspector was "only one line of inquiry".

(NE/GK)

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