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IOM politicians vote against Assisted Suicide Bill

Politicians have rejected a move to legalise assisted suicide in the Isle of Man.

Member of the House of Keys Juan Watterson had hoped to have the island's current laws changed to allow terminally ill people to be able to choose to end their lives.

However in Parliament today Manx politicians voted against the Assisted Suicide Bill by 17 votes to five.

Dream holiday for girl due to a stranger's generosity

A brave nine year old girl is jetting off on a dream holiday thanks to the generosity of a complete stranger. It's four years since Charlotte Crowson from Warrington was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Sarcoma. It led to her left leg being amputated. It's the same cancer that struck dance teacher Jessica Minty. So when pupils at Jessica's old school raised money for her she insisted the money went to Charlotte instead. And although the two have never met they already share a very special bond.


  1. Daniel Hewitt - Political Reporter

Nigel Farage: "Ringfence NHS spending? Forget that"

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has told Granada Reports his party will back the National Health Service and does want it to be free at the point of delivery, but would not ringfence NHS spending.

Speaking with 100 days to go until the General Election, Mr Farage said all parties need to confront the 'elephant in the room' that is future funding of health, but remained unclear over how his party would propose financing the NHS.

Girl from Bury's life changed by 3D heart

A girl from Bury has had her life changed after surgeons made a 3D printed model of her heart.

Mina Khan had a 3D printed model made of her heart Credit: ITV Granada

Two-year-old Mina Khan was born with a hole between the chambers of her heart.

To help plan the repair of the defect, doctors made a replica model of her heart, using a 3D printer. Her mum Natasha Buckley says her life has been transformed:

Mina saved by a 3D printer heart

A little girl from Bury who was born with heart problems so serious doctors were unable to repair them is now living a normal life after some innovative work from scientists. Mina Khan, who's just 2, is one of the first people in the country who's had a 3D copy made of her heart.

Doctors didn't think they could repair Mina's heart Credit: Natasha Buckley

Because of Mina's age her heart was so small it was hard to establish exactly what the problem was. So scientists took more than a 100 images of her heart, then used computer software to stitch them together creating 3D image. That meant surgeons were able to look at what they were dealing before operating - drastically reducing the time taken to carry out the procedure.

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