Is this the death of the choirboy? Earlier puberty means many are forced to retire by the age of 12

Is this the death of the choirboy Earlier puberty means many are forced to retire by the age of 12 The average age a boy's voice breaks has fallen from 14 in 1960 to 12 today Many youngsters don't have the opportunity to develop strong treble voices before going through pubertyAnd older and more musically experienced boys are being lost early, potentially impacting the choir’s ability to perform more difficult music | UPDATED: 19:43 GMT, 10 December 2012 Earlier puberty means youngsters do not have the opportunity to develop strong treble voices before their voices drop into a lower range For many, the sound of Christmas is the dulcet tones of choirboy voices singing Once in Royal David’s City or The Holly And The Ivy.

Triplets who survived despite being born 15 WEEKS early celebrate their first birthday

Three become one: Triplets who survived despite being born 15 WEEKS early celebrate their first birthdayMax, Lucas and Harvey Udell spent three months battling for their livesThey weighed less than 2lb each when they arrived at 24 weeks and five days | UPDATED: 16:35 GMT, 26 November 2012 The most premature triplets to ever survive in the UK have defied the odds to celebrate their first birthday.

Fabrice Muamba latest news update: Bolton player utters 1st words since he collapsed

“He is speaking”: Fabrice Muamba utters his first words and recognises family as fellow Premiership stars visit footballer in hospitalBolton Wanderers confirm footballer is breathing independently and responding to questions