Review of 2006: May

A TEENAGER was awarded £2.9 million after suffering acute brain damage during his birth over 13 years ago. Christopher Maher developed severe cerebral palsy after he became starved of oxygen during his delivery at Lister Hospital in August 1992. * A repor

A TEENAGER was awarded £2.9 million after suffering acute brain damage during his birth over 13 years ago. Christopher Maher developed severe cerebral palsy after he became starved of oxygen during his delivery at Lister Hospital in August 1992.

* A report into a fire at a block of flats which killed two firefighters and a resident revealed a number of errors in procedure on the night of the blaze.

Michael Miller, 26, and Jeff Wornham, 28, died when rescuing resident Natalie Close at Harrow Court in Stevenage on February 2, 2005.

The report included the shocking facts that the two firefighters ascended before a risk assessment was conducted, there was a lack of radio checks and that the pair had no water to tackle the blaze because the flats' dry riser outlets had been chained and padlocked shut because of vandalism.

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