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Nurse killed 11 elderly patients

A NURSE has admitted murdering 11 elderly people by setting fire to the Sydney nursing home where he worked.

Roger Dean also pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to another eight nursing home residents injured by the blaze in 2011.

The 37-year-old registered nurse was on duty when he started the fire and later appeared on television describing his efforts to rescue trapped people at the home in the suburb of Quakers Hill.

He made his pleas in New South Wales state Supreme Court today. His sentencing hearing starts on Thursday. He faces life imprisonment.


TV star Larry Lamb says that he cannot remember his mother walking out on the family when he was nine.

His mother took his baby sister but left Lamb and his brother with their "nasty, poisonous" father when she left their home.

He had no contact with his mother until later.

The former EastEnders and Gavin & Stacey star (65) said: "All I can remember is walking home from school and realising this was the beginning of a whole new part of my life."


People planning a spot of DIY should make sure they know basic first aid before they start, a charity has said.

The St John Ambulance said that knowledge of how to treat problems, such as heavy bleeding, broken bones, inhaling poisonous fumes, electrical burns and splinters, was needed by people thinking of tackling home improvements this weekend.

It cited figures from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents that show more than 200,000 DIY enthusiasts turn up at casualty every year with self-inflicted injuries.