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Paul Lamb and  Jane Nicklinson, widow of Tony Nicklinson (PA)

A majority of judges felt it was better for Parliament to decide on the legality of assisted suicide

Terry Pratchett stands outside the Houses of Parliament (Lewis Whyld/PA Wire)

The German medical profession accepted ‘assisted dying’ for compassionate reasons in the 1920s. Then came the 1930s

Sharp rise in cases of euthanasia in Holland

Euthanasia cases in Holland have risen by a massive 13 per cent in the last year, new figures have revealed

Belgian nurses admit killing without consent

Study discovers that half of nurses involved in euthanasia have killed without permission