Thursday 25 February 2010

Island News February 2010

Debbie Purdy welcomes assisted suicide guidelines

"Right-to-die" campaigner and multiple sclerosis sufferer welcomes new guidelines but vows to continue campaigning for a change to the law to give other people the same clarity she feels she now has herself.

Obama healthcare summit descends into sniping

US president's health summit descends into partisan sniping and ideological divides despite his plea for no "political theatre".

Mother of Khyra Ishaq cleared of murder

A mother who starved her seven-year-old daughter to death was cleared after prosecutors accepted her defence of diminished responsibility.