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Fentanyl drug deaths rise by a third

Image copyright Getty Images The number of people dying in England and Wales due to the synthetic opioid fentanyl rose by 29% in 2017, Office for National Statistics data shows. Forms of the drug –…

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Hospital sepsis deaths ‘jump by a third’

Image copyright William Mead’s family Image caption William Mead, from Cornwall, was 12 months old when he died in December 2014 after health professionals failed to recognise he had sepsis Sepsis deaths recorded in England’s…


Heroin arrest over Durham rugby player Sri Lanka deaths

Image copyright DCRFC Image caption Thomas Baty (left) and Thomas Howard complained of breathing difficulties after going to a nightclub A man has been arrested in Sri Lanka on suspicion of selling drugs to two…


Gosport hospital deaths: Police announce new probe

Image copyright BBC/PA/Reeves family Image caption Police investigations into 92 deaths resulted in no charges A new police investigation is to be held into the deaths of patients who were given painkillers at Gosport War…


Firm charged after steelworks blast deaths

Image copyright Other Image caption Mark Sim, left, and Peter O’Brien both died in the explosion A company will be prosecuted after two engineers were killed after an explosion. Father-of-six Peter O’Brien, 51, and Mark…


Tank blast Army deaths caused by design flaw

Image copyright Wales News Service Image caption Cpl Neilson (left) and Cpl Hatfield were described as “exceptionally talented soldiers” A tank explosion which killed two British Army soldiers was caused by a design flaw, a…


Eastbourne fire: Second arrest over mother and son’s deaths

Image copyright family picture Image caption Gina Ingles and Milo were killed in the blaze while Toby Jarrett remains in an induced coma A second man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a…


Eastbourne fire: Arrest over mother and son’s deaths

Image copyright family picture Image caption Gina Ingles, 34, Milo Ingles, four, and Toby Jarrett, 26 A man has been arrested in connection with a house fire that killed a woman and her four-year-old son….


Chester Hospital baby deaths: Nurse Lucy Letby is bailed

Image copyright SWNS Image caption Lucy Letby pictured in 2013 A nurse held on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of another six has been bailed. Lucy Letby, 28, was…


Chester Hospital baby deaths: Nurse Lucy Letby arrested

Image caption Police officers searched a house and a car in Westbourne Road, Chester A woman held on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of another six at a hospital…


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