The widower of a terminally ill hospital patient has won a landmark ruling that her human rights were violated because she was not consulted before a "do not resuscitate" (DNR) notice was placed on her records.
The Court of Appeal was asked to intervene by David Tracey, who said his wife Janet, 63, was subjected to an unlawful DNR notice at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.
Judges said the hospital trust violated Mrs Tracey's right to respect for her private life under Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights because it did not involve her before issuing the original DNR notice on February 27, 2011.
Such notices are intended to ensure that a patient dies in a dignified and peaceful manner, but they have become the subject of controversy.
The family of a woman who was not consulted before a "do not resuscitate" notice was placed on her medical records return to court this week pushing for a change in national policy.
The husband and daughters of Janet Tracey, who died of lung cancer at Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge three years ago, want medics to be obliged to consult patients and relatives before making decisions on whether resuscitation should be attempted.
Mrs Tracey's family were distressed when a "do not resuscitate" notice was put in her records without their knowledge.
The instruction was removed after the family complained, before being restored - with their consultation - two days before the 63-year-old's death in March 2011.
Addenbrooke's Hospital says its doctors acted in Mrs Tracey's best interests.
Kate Masters, one of Tracey's four daughters, said: "How someone's end of life is handled really does live with the family forever."
The family's solicitor, Merry Varney from Leigh Day, said: "This is about the decision-making process, and the rights of patients to be involved in how those decisions are made."
The case is being heard at the court of appeal after judges overturned a 2012 high court decision that it should go no further.
A fleet of 250 model lifeboats have made waves in the River Thames as the RNLI held a charity Alternative Boat Race to boost the rescue institution's funds.
Oxford's 11-stroke victory over Cambridge in today's BNY Mellon Boat Race was the biggest margin of victory by either side since 1973.
Cambridge's Luke Juckett lost at least five strokes when the two crews clashed near the Harrods Depositary, in the race's decisive moment.
Cambridge protested against the result, but umpire Richard Phelps threw out the complaint from cox Ian Middleton.
Losers Cambridge had a protest dismissed over an early clash in today's Boat Race which saw one rower temporarily lose grasp of an oar.
The decision means Oxford - the favourites before the 160th edition of the race - take the trophy.
Oxford have won the annual BNY Mellon Boat Race after a contest in which rivals Cambridge lost hold of an oar.
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A grammar expert has supported a campaign to "correct" street signs where an apostrophe appears to be missing, after a local council banned the punctuation mark.
Cambridge City Council ruled that apostrophes should be removed from street signs to avoid confusing emergency services, but the city's Good Grammar Company warned "if they take our apostrophes, commas will be next."
Director Kathy Salaman said she "fully supported" grammar campaigners who have been using black marker pens to fill in the missing apostrophes and said that leaving apostrophes out of signs could confuse children and teach them that grammar isn't important.
She added: "If I was walking along with a marker pen in my pocket and I saw a missing apostrophe, it would be difficult to resist the temptation to fill it in."
The council has said it is following guidelines from the National Land and Property Gazetteer, where all new street names are registered.
The street naming policy - which does not apply to existing street signs - also bans names which would be "difficult to pronounce or awkward to spell' and any which "could give offence" or would "encourage defacing of nameplates".
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Prince William should not be discriminated against because of the circumstances of his birth, a Cambridge University professor has said.
The university has been accused of giving special treatment to the Duke of Cambridge, who got ABC at A-level, but is to start an agricultural course there shortly.
Colleagues and I sometimes organise special courses for people from industry who want to learn about the latest research in our field. For this we charge them money.
Every academic has the right to do this, so it is completely unfair of people to criticise poor Borys [Cambridge’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz].
Whether they have any A-levels at all is no more relevant than the price of tea in China.
Speaking to the Cambridge News, Prof Ross Anderson, of Cambridge University’s Computer Laboratory, defended the rights of his colleagues to produce specialist courses “for people who are prepared to pay for it”.
He added that they should “not be discriminated against on account of the circumstances of their birth”.