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Woman jailed after refusing to move brother from care home

A devoted sister - jailed for refusing to allow social services to take control of the care of her brother, a victim of dementia - today spoke of her astonishing ordeal.

Teresa Kirk, who's 71 and from Saltdean near Brighton, was ordered by the controversial Court of Protection to move her brother from a care home in Portugal - which he loved - to a care home in England which she says he would have hated.

As John Ryall now reports, when she refused to co-operate, she was handed a six-month prison sentence.


Grieving father accuses government of doing 'absolutely nothing' on meningitis B

The father of a toddler from Maidstone who died from meningitis B one year ago has accused the Government of doing 'absolutely nothing' since her death.

Faye Burdett was just two years old when she died. Her death led to more than eight hundred thousand people signing a petition backing her parents' campaign for all children to be vaccinated.

The Department of Health says more than one million babies have been immunised in the last two years. But campaigners want all children under five years old - not just babies - to be given the vaccine.

Abigail Bracken's report includes an interview with Faye Burdett's father Neil, and Steve Dayman of Meningitis Now. Viewers may find some of the images in the report distressing.


"I hope we can treat her before there's irreparable damage"

Now, she's discovered there is an operation that can help, but she can't find a surgeon to carry it out.

A woman from Broadstairs is appealing for help to treat her condition before it's too late.

Debbie Rocke can only move with the help of a carer and is permanently in a neck brace, after she developed a condition called cranio cervical instability.

Debbie's partner Jim Galbally says he's worried about what the future holds.

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