Retired lecturer Noel Conway, who is not expected to live beyond 12 months, has won the right to take his case to the High Court.Read the full story ›
A man with terminal motor neurone disease has gone to the High Court in a bid to challenge the law on assisted dying.Read the full story ›
Described by the Archbishop of Canterbury as one of "the biggest dilemmas of our time", MPs are preparing to debate assisted dying.Read the full story ›
The law should be changed to allow assisted dying, the country's former top lawyer has said.Read the full story ›
Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall has said she intends to vote in favour of the Assisted Dying Bill.
Kendall told LBC radio that she believed the right safeguards - diagnosis of a terminal illness, certification from two doctors and judicial oversight - for the bill to be taken forward.
I believe in giving people as much power and control over what happens to them as possible.
People need the ability to die in their own homes. I believe this will be a step forward.
The Assisted Dying Bill, drafted by Lord Falcanor is due to be debated in the House of Commons on September 11.
A right-to-die debate, set to take place in the Commons later this year, could trigger the first parliamentary vote on the issue since 1997.Read the full story ›
Right to die campaigners are calling for a change in the law after it was revealed that one in five people who go to Switzerland for an assisted suicide are British.
Supporters say a big increase in so-called "suicide tourism" shows that terminally ill Britons should be able to end their lives at home.
ITV News Correspondent Harry Smith reports.
A north Wales man says he will travel to an assisted dying clinic in Switzerland rather than allow his family to see him suffer.Read the full story ›
Introducing the Assisted Dying Bill in the UK would not lead to more death but to less suffering, Lord Falconer said during a debate in the House of Lords, as figures released showed that the number of of people travelling to Switzerland to take their own lives had doubled in four years.
The current situation leaves the rich able to go to Switzerland, the majority reliant on amateur assistance, the compassionate treated like criminals.
It is time for a change in the law but only a very limited and safeguarded change.
Suicide tourism is on the rise, experts said after they found that the number of people travelling to Switzerland to take their own lives had doubled in four years.
One in five people who travelled to Zurich for assistedsuicide between 2008 and 2012 were from the UK, researchers found.
Experts from the University of Zurich analysed data from the Zurich Institute of Legal Medicine database on assisted suicide of non-Swiss residents during the five year period.
They looked at 611 cases from 31 countries around the world - 126 of which were people from Britain. Their paper, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, found that in 2008 there were 123 cases of suicide tourism, while there were 172 cases reported in 2012.