Two brothers have been jailed at the Old Bailey after admitting to conspiring to attend a terror training camp in Syria. Mohommod Nawaz, 30, and Hamza Nawaz, 24, were jailed for four-and-a-half years and three years respectively.
Urgent action is needed to stop accident and emergency departments slipping into crisis this winter, according to senior hospital consultants.
Four emergency doctors have spoken to ITV News to voice their concerns that patient safety could be compromised due to the pressure on the NHS.
ITV News deputy political editor Chris Ship reports:
Two brothers from London have become the first Britons to be sent to jail for going to a terrorist training camp in Syria.
Counter-terrorism police hailed the four-and-a-half year jailing of Mohommod Nawaz and three-year jailing of Hamza Nawaz as the "first in a series of landmark sentences".
As ITV News UK Editor Rohit Kachroo reports, at least six others are awaiting sentence.
The jailing of British brothers Mohommod and Hamza Nawaz for conspiring to attend a terror training camp in Syria "clearly demonstrates" that jihadis face "justice" when they return to the UK, Immigration and Security Minister James Brokenshire has said.
The safety of patients and long waiting times are among major concerns for senior doctors as winter approaches, as they warn of an impending crisis in the NHS during the cold season.
Dr Chris Moulton, vice presidents of the College of Emergency Medicine, told ITV News he and his colleagues were particularly concerned about the long waits being experienced by some.
He added that some patients were being discharged too soon in an effort to clear beds, which only ended up with them back in hospital again needing further treatment.
Qualified British nurses and doctors are fleeing the overstretched NHS and finding work overseas, a senior doctor has warned.
Dr Adrian Boyle, from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, is the head of quality for the College of Emergency Medicine and said he was hearing of patients “hanging around for hours and hours” in corridors on trolleys.
He told ITV News the situation in accident and emergency departments across the country was making life “very difficult” for staff and patients alike, and said they were losing a lot of staff to Australia.
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has kicked off Bite the Ballot's Leaders Live season.
During the live Q&A, Ms Bennett answered questions on health, jobs, the environment and the economy in a frank exchange with the studio audience.