Boyfriend, 32, who nearly lost his leg in a motorbike smash gets down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend after his joint was completely rebuilt using a donor

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Boyfriend, 32, who nearly lost his leg in a motorbike smash gets down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend after his joint was completely rebuilt using a donor Boyfriend : This is the moment a man who nearly lost his leg in a horror smash got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend after his joint was completely rebuilt using a donor. Stuart Jotham popped the question under the Northern Lights after going on holiday to Iceland with his partner Carrie. The 32-year-old feared he’d be…

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DIY ‘Back To The Future’ footwear: Designer creates his own Marty McFly self-lacing shoes using LEGO

DIY 'Back To The Future' footwear: Designer creates his own Marty McFly self-lacing shoes using LEGO

DIY ‘Back To The Future’ footwear: Designer creates his own Marty McFly self-lacing shoes using LEGO A hack using Lego could slash the cost of getting your hands on a pair of ‘Back To The Future’-style self-lacing trainers. Industrial designer Vimal Patel came up with the design in an effort to create a cheaper version of Nike’s HyperAdapt 1.0 $720 (£580) trainers. The Lego version uses battery-powered motors to drive a series of cogs that tighten laces – and Mr Patel says anyone can make their own version at home. Scroll down…

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Ban on using religion to deny school place among options for reform

Ban on using religion to deny school place among options for reform

Ban on using religion to deny school place among options for reform Four options have been unveiled by the Education Minister to tackle the so-called baptism barrier which allows publicly funded schools to refuse places to children based on religion. Richard Bruton says it is unfair for children to be denied entry because they are not subscribed to a particular faith or for parents to feel pressured into baptising a child to get a place. One of the four options is to impose an outright ban on schools using religion…

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4 People with Locked-In Syndrome ‘Talk’ Using Their Minds

4 People with Locked-In Syndrome 'Talk' Using Their Minds

4 People with Locked-In Syndrome ‘Talk’ Using Their Minds To allow patients to communicate with their minds, scientists equipped them with a cap with near-infrared spectroscopy and electroencephalography (shown here). Credit: Wyss Center/Creative Commons license Patients with complete locked-in syndrome experience paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body. They cannot move, speak, make facial expressions or even move their eyes to communicate. For years, doctors and researchers believed that these people were unhappy with their quality of life and did not have the goal-directed thinking necessary to communicate. Now, a…

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Children’s mental health funding to plug NHS gaps is ‘like theft’, says former health minister

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Children’s mental health funding to plug NHS gaps is ‘like theft’, says former health minister Norman Lamb adds new pledges by Theresa May are ‘puny response to a burning injustic’ The former care minister has blasted GPs for the “theft” of hundreds of millions of pounds earmarked for children’s mental health care to spend on plugging gaps left by cuts. Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb, who served as care minister in last coalition government, said he would grill the Government in Parliament over what he called a roadblock to the improvement…

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