A Barnsley man trapped in Thailand after being virtually paralysed by a rare condition has told Calendar he didn't realise he wasn't covered by travel insurance.
Speaking from intensive care at a hospital in Bangkok, Craig Lindley, seen here with his brother Karl, says he applied for insurance online, but has since discovered the transaction failed.
Family and friends have rallied round to pay for his treatment and flight home next week, with costs now spiralling to more than £80,000.
David Hirst reports:
The family of Keighley teacher Adam Pickles who left in a coma following a brutal assault in Thailand have appealed against the decision to acquit his alleged attacker.
Pickles was attacked in Thailand almost three years ago while teaching in the country.
He's now recovering and his family say he's making slow but hopeful progress.
British police who travelled to Thailand to review the investigation into the murders of backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller are due to return to the UK, having completed their work "as far as possible".
Metropolitan Police officers flew out to the Thai island of Koh Tao last month to work with the Royal Thai Police after an agreement between David Cameron and military ruler General Prayuth Chan-ocha.
It followed international concern about the way the case has been handled by the Thai authorities.
Mr Miller, 24, from Jersey, and 23-year-old Ms Witheridge, from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, were found dead on a beach in September.
Scotland Yard said the British officers will compile a report from their review.
Police in Thailand are offering a reward of more than £13,000 to try to catch the killers of two British tourists.
David Miller, a Leeds University student, and fellow traveller Hannah Witheridge were murdered in Thailand. Their bodies were discovered on a beach on the island of Koh Tao on September 15th.
A group of footballers have been questioned by detectives investigating the brutal murders.
A bloodstained garden hoe, believed to be the murder weapon, was found nearby.
A spokesman for the Royal Thai Police confirmed that DNA samples were taken from "more than eight" footballers - who reportedly threw a late-night party at the nightclub where the victims spent their final hours - and officers were awaiting the results.
Police colonel Kissana Phathanacharoen said a reward of 700,000 baht is now being offered for information which leads to the arrests of those responsible.
Media reports in Thailand claim police are almost ready to arrest and charge more than one suspect over the murders of former Leeds University student David Miller and fellow backpacker Hannah Witheredge.
The Broadcast outfit Thai PBS quotes Southern police chief Pol Lt-Gen Panya Mamen as saying police have now gained enough evidence to arrest more than one person over the murder of the two British tourists in Koh Tao.
He is said to have "expressed confidence' that they will be arrested and charged within this week.
It's also reported that police have dismissed news report that the tourists might have been killed by local mafias after having heated argument with them. And that two suspects who were speed boat employees had been cleared after DNA testing did not match that found at the scene and on one of the bodies.
Police investigating the murder of former Leeds University student David Miller and fellow backpacker Hannah Witheridge have released the 12 suspects after DNA samples collected from the victims and the scene do not match any of them.
There have been harrowing scenes in Thailand as the distraught parents of one of the two murdered backpackers arrived in the country as local police admitted they have no idea who the killer is.
It's four days since Leeds University student David Miller and Hannah Witheridge were found battered to death on a beach on the island of Koh Tao.
Today Hannah's family hugged each other in front of the cameras as Thai Police revealed they had no DNA match to any of the 12 suspects they've been questioning. Jon Hill reports.
Police in Thailand say they have no idea who murdered the Leeds University student David Miller, 24, and fellow backpacker Hannah Witheridge.
The holidaymakers were found bludgeoned to death on the island of Koh Tao in the early hours of Monday.
Today Police said DNA results ruled out 12 of their suspects. And two British brothers - friends of David from Jersey - have now satisfied the authorities they had nothing to do with the killings.
23-year-old Hannah's distraught family today attended a joint police and British Embassy press conference in Bangkok.
Police hunting the killers of two British backpackers have carried out a number of raids on the Thai island where the pair were found murdered.
Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were discovered on a beach on Koh Tao on Monday.
Four more men are believed to have been questioned in connection with the deaths following the raids.
DNA tests have found no matches to link the two British backpackers to earlier suspects detained by Thai police.
The distraught family of murdered British backpacker Hannah Witheridge have arrived in Thailand
Relatives of the 23-year-old hugged each other as they arrived at the headquarters of the Royal Thai Police in Bangkok.
Officers have so far failed to match her DNA with any of their suspects.
Her body was found alongside fellow Briton David Miller, 24,on the island of Koh Tao on Monday. Post mortem tests have showed the pair died from head injuries.