A step in the right direction: World's first 'thinking' prosthetic leg that follows the motions of the body

An amputee who lost his leg to bone cancer has shown off the revolutionary artificial knee that has changed his life.

David Jonsson, 19, said the world's first motorised prosthetic gave him a 'thinking' leg that created a natural walk by following the motions of his body.

It is designed to feel part of the body and moves itself rather than requiring the user to do it.

Northern Ireland legal aid cash 'out of control'

A government spending watchdog has said legal aid payments in Northern Ireland are "escalating out of control".

A report by the NI Audit Office said the payment system does not ensure value for money, or accountability.

The report also said the cost of legal aid in Northern Ireland is higher than in any other comparable jurisdiction.

While the cost has trebled over the past decade, it has not been matched by a proportionate rise in the number of criminal legal aid cases.

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Barclays has said it will pay out compensation to everyone to whom it sold payment protection insurance and who made a complaint before 20 April.

Customers will be reimbursed the total value of all premiums plus 8% interest.

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Sir Fred Goodwin 'affair' injunction upheld

A High Court judge today refused to lift an order banning journalists naming a woman with whom former bank boss Sir Fred Goodwin had an "extra-marital affair".

Lawyers from News Group Newspapers - publishers of The Sun and News of the World - asked Mr Justice Tugendhat earlier this month to lift the privacy injunction imposed earlier this year.

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Women's convictions for domestic violence 'double'

The number of women convicted of domestic violence in England and Wales has more than doubled in the past five years, an investigation by BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast has found.

Figures obtained from the Crown Prosecution Service showed that almost 4,000 women were successfully prosecuted in the past year, compared with 1,500 women in 2005, a 169% increase.

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Ramsay's father-in-law loses bid to keep his second family secret

Among the last to hear, before the case went to court, was Mr Hutcheson's daughter Tana, who is married to the celebrity chef Chris Hutcheson, father-in-law of Gordon Ramsay, has been told by a judge that he threw away his right to keep his strange double life secret when he entered into a slanging match with the celebrity chef.

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Media concession made in injunction report

The media should have the chance to contest applications for injunctions and "super-injunctions" before they are granted, a report by top judges says.

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DNA retention judgment won't see discriminatory policy destroyed

Despite a supreme court ruling that excessive DNA retention is illegal, police won't be compelled to stop until parliament acts.

People wanting to make genuine a personal injury claim will be boosted by new proposals outlined in Parliament by justice secretary Ken Clarke, as they could see people receive more in damages and in a shorter time than currently.

Elizabeth Hurley has filed for divorce from estranged husband Arun Nayer.

The actress-and-model - who announced her split from the Indian textile heir last year after four years of marriage - filed papers at London's High Court on Friday, citing Arun's "unreasonable behaviour".


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