Scoliosis: Schoolgirl with the "worst spinal curvature" doctors had ever seen can do the splits again after 11-hour operation

Schoolgirl with the 'worst spinal curvature' doctors had ever seen can do the splits again after 11-hour operation Emily Crosby, 13, had one of the worst cases of scoliosis doctors had seenHer lungs were being crushed by her ribs and risked being punctured Had an 11-hour operation in which a titanium rod was fitted to her spine By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 11:51 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:52 GMT, 1 March 2013 She loved dancing, playing sport and appeared to be completely healthy.

Cruel couple bought their children a pony and kept it in tiny shed in the rubbish-strewn backyard of their terraced town centre home

Cruel couple bought their children a pony and kept it in tiny shed in the rubbish-strewn backyard of their terraced town centre homeLisa and Wayne Badger bought Diddy the pony for their two children Kept him in cramped shed with no natural light and fed it on vegetablesBanned from owning animals for ten years and fined £1,150