Mother kept boy, 10, locked up in a coal bunker for more than a year with only a mattress and potty

Mother made son of ten sleep in coal bunker for a year with only a filthy mattress, a potty and a sleeping bag.A ten-year-old boy was forced to sleep in this filthy ‘cell’ every night for over a year.

Curl power! Schoolgirls cut off their hair for charity that makes wigs for cancer sufferers

Curl power! Schoolgirls cut off their hair for charity that makes wigs for young cancer sufferers | UPDATED: 17:19 GMT, 4 April 2012 Two school girls aged just eight and nine have both sacrificed their flowing long hair to a charity which uses it to make wigs for child cancer sufferers whose treatment has left them bald.

Is autism in children down to mutation in sperm and eggs from older fathers?

Is autism in children down to mutation in sperm that's more common in older fathers | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 5 April 2012 Autism: Children with the behavioural disorder find it more difficult to communicate with others (posed by model) Many cases of autism are caused by faulty sperm and eggs, with older men more likely to father a child with the condition, researchers believe.

How to help your child lose weight? Shed the pounds yourself

How to help your child lose weight Lead by example and shed the pounds yourself first Obese children were most likely to lose weight if their parents did at the same time | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 15 March 2012 Parents wondering how to help their overweight children to slim down could do well to take a long, hard look in the mirror.

Patients must be served healthy food that meets standards (but only if they live in WALES)

Patients must be served healthy food that meet stringent standards (but only if they live in WALES) Welsh patients will receive at least seven drinks a day and have snacks available 24 hours a dayEnglish hospitals do not have to meet even minimum standards Hospital patients in Wales are to be served healthy food that meets mandatory nutritional standards next year – but England will not follow suit, campaigners said today.

Mother dies of huge blood clot after doctors refused to give her a scan "because it was the weekend"

Mother-of-three dies of huge blood clot after doctors refused to give her a scan “because it was the weekend”Scan could have saved new mother”s life, inquest toldAlison decided to go home after doctor said he was “99% sure” she didn”t have DVT A new mother died after developing a huge blood clot in her leg – which was missed by medics after they refused to scan her because it was the weekend. Alison Taylor, 29, died two weeks after giving birth to her daughter, Yvie-May, in March, after developing Deep-Vein Thrombosis in her leg. The mother-of-three was referred back to hospital by her midwife 11 days before she died, after suffering from cramps and swelling in her leg, and told doctors she feared she had a blood clot.