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My baby girl was born two days after her mother died from a brain haemorrhage

March 17, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Jayne Soliman, 41, was announced brain dead in January last year after suffering a massive brain haemorrhage. But in a remarkable twist of fate doctors managed to keep her heart beating artificially, to deliver her baby daughter aya, two days later. Celebrating her first birthday Aya’ s single father Mahmoud, 29 reflects on what has been the most devastating year of his life…

Sara’s life was tragically torn apart when four of her children died after her car plunged into a river.

March 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Sitting on my friend’s sofa we were having a brew and a good chat. “I don’t want to be single anymore,” I complained. Although I was only 16 years old I knew what I wanted in life – a big family and my dream man. “I’ve got a friend called Nigel, who’s staying here,” she…

Too young to have a cervical smear, but not too young to die of cervical cancer

March 17, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

For mum of two, Claire Allen, 23, pregnancy should have saved her life. but a change in the law hid a silent killer inside her. now her mum Michele Brackley, 43, is fighting to make Claire’s dying wish come true. Like many teen mums, Claire Allan was nervous when she discovered she was pregnant at…

Londoners are the most unwelcoming people in Britain

March 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Londoners are the most unwelcoming people in Britain, it has emerged. Visitors to the city have found the average modern Londoner’s demeanour is a million miles from the legendary chirpy Cockney image the city was once famous for. Natives of the capital were also slammed for their inability to make friendly conversation and a lack…

Miracle meningitis baby starts breathing after life support is turned off

March 16, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Emily Ashurst, 26, and partner Pete, also 26, were devastated when their newly born baby contracted meningitis and grace was rushed to intensive care and put on life support. Several days later her life support machine was turned off – but miraculously little grace started breathing on her own… When Emily and Pete planned to…

The day a BBQ hubby became a human fireball

March 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

When Tonii Gardner was chopping up cucumber for a BBQ she couldn’t believe it when she looked out the window and saw her partner Philip Hodge running around the garden like a human fireball…. Looking out the kitchen window I watched the kids playing happily in the sunshine. It was such a nice day for…

14 year old Daisy becomes Britain’s youngest referee

March 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Football-mad Daisy Goldsmith celebrated her 14th birthday by becoming Britain’s – YOUNGEST REFEREE. Soccer-mad Daisy passed the Football Association exams last December but could not officially referee a match until she turned 14. She made her debut by awarding a penalty AGAINST her classmates at Chilton Trinity Technology College. Watford-fan Daisy, of Bridgwater, Somerset, undertook…

Healer admits he lied about being able to cure cancer

March 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A self-proclaimed ”distance healer” has been order to pay over £2,600 by a court after he admitted falsely claiming that he can cure cancer with his powers. Adrian Pengelly, 43, claimed he was a ”visionary healer, energy worker, teacher and psychic” who has ”become world-famous for treating people with cancer”. His website was laden with…

A mummified hand of an 18th century cheating gambler is stolen

March 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A mummified hand amputated from a cheating gambler has been stolen from its display case at a popular country pub. The macabre relic was unearthed during a renovation of the Haunch of Venison in Salisbury, Wilts., 99 years ago. Since then the severed hand, which clutches a pack of 18th-century playing cards and is rumoured…

Hero Rottweiler Jake who stopped a rapist in a park.

March 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A judge has praised a hero dog after he chased off a sex attacker who indecently assaulted a woman in a park. Two-year-old rottweiler Jake was on his usual evening walk with owner Liz Maxted-Bluck, 49, when he heard screaming from a dense woodland and ran to investigate. He found sex beast Esmahil Adhami, 18,…

I’ll fight to prove my dad’s not a killer!

March 16, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Last month Laura Prout’s father Adrian was jailed for life for murdering her step-mum, despite the fact her body’s never been found. Here Laura tells why she’s convinced he’s innocent… It took a jury 14 hours to find wealthy landowner Adrian Prout guilty of murdering his wife Kate, who disappeared without trace more than two…

Meet Sally the biggest lamb in the world

March 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A farmer who thought his sheep was having triplets got a shock after ONE lamb was delivered – at three times the normal size. The giant lamb – called Sally – weighs a whopping 23lb and is so big it took her mother around 15 minutes to give birth. Farmer Ken Jones, of East Huntspill,…

Dog attack nearly killed my daughter but now she’s beautiful again

March 16, 2010 | by | 4 Comments

When Angela Sharpe’s four-year-old daughter was horrifically attacked by a dog she thought she would die. But after 10 years and 50 procedures Ruth Fowler, now 14, feels like a carefree girl again… At first glance Ruth seems like a pretty, bubbly, confident teenager but unlike other girls her age she deals with the memories…

Internet affair sent my husband to jail and tore my family apart

March 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

When Cheryl Anderson, 27, threw husband Tam Anderson, 29, out after an internet affair he secretly went to Mexico to meet his chatroom lover, Carla Santos, a 29-year-old American. however on his flight home he was arrested at the airport for an alleged sexual assault on a shop-worker and now five-months-pregnant Cheryl is having to…

Britains smallest mum christens seven month old baby after defying doctors

March 16, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

When 3ft foot 1″ Amanda Moore, 25, from Swindon, was told to abort her pregnancy she was devastated, but she defied doctors orders and has now celebrated the christening of the special baby that could have killed her and has achieved the title of Britain’s smallest mum… “Can everyone just clear out and leave me…

Glastonbury Tor

March 2, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Dominating the Somerset levels the massive bulk of Glastonbury Tor is steeped in mystery and mythology. Higher than the morning mist the view from the nearby Mendip Hills sees the Tor floating like an island in the clouds. Archeological excavations on the Tor show it has been visited by man since the Neolithic era and…

What Women Want

February 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Thousands of British women want to date a man earning £50,000, it has been revealed. A study of 83,000 ladies looking for love shows that despite the recession, women still have high expectations for a potential partner. The ideal man needs to have an established career which pays well – and female daters won’t accept…