A nation suffering from "fat blindness": Average Briton only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13.7 stone

A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13.7 stoneAverage weight has gone from 12.3 stone to 13.7 stone Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 21 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned.

Frightening words of 4st anorexic Valeria Levitin who gets FAN MAIL because she"s so thin

'I'm not going to teach young girls how to die': Frightening words of 4st anorexic who gets FAN MAIL because she's so thin Valeria Levitin, 39, developed the eating disorder as a teenager after years of her mother weighing her as a childTaunted at school about her weight and told she was 'too fat' to be a modelSays she is horrified by the letters she receives from girls wanting weight loss tips – and that her emaciated figure should be a severe warning about the dangers of extreme dietingDescribes being anorexic as ‘lonely, unattractive and repulsive for the people around me’ | UPDATED: 11:45 GMT, 19 December 2012 This is the desperately sad story of the thinnest woman in the world who weighs just four stone after years of extreme dieting.

A real labour of love: Devoted farmer creates heart-shaped meadow by planting thousands of oak trees in tribute to his late wife

Heart of oaks: One farmer”s growing love for his late wife is clear from glade in memorial meadow he planted Bereft Winston Howes planted the sapling oaks 17 years ago Trees have grown into a glorious meadow with a heart pointing towards his late wife”s childhood homeTribute had been a family secret until balloonist photographed it from the air

Teenager given no chance of survival after being run down in Ibiza stuns doctors by taking her first steps

Teenager given no chance of survival after being run down in Ibiza stuns doctors by taking her first stepsDoctors weren”t going to put Mellisa on life support as they classed her as brain dead, but then her brother saw her arm move A teenager who was left for dead in a hit-and-run while on holiday in Ibiza has battled back from her life-threatening injuries. Mellisa Sanders was hit by a taxi in San Antonio just two days before her break was due to end