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.

Schoolboy who amazed all with his brave attitude to terminal brain tumour dies – and leaves jellybeans to his little sister

Schoolboy who amazed everyone with his brave attitude to terminal brain tumour dies – and leaves his jellybeans to his little sister 16-year-old managed to go to his school prom where he won award for 'Most Optimistic Person' David's mother praises Marie Curie nurses who provided nighttime relief in final weeks Brain tumours kill more children than meningitis or leukaemia | UPDATED: 16:06 GMT, 14 August 2012 A schoolboy who stunned his family with his bravery after he was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour, has died this morning.

New tattoo laser method removes body art in less than half the time

Ta ta tattoo! New laser method removes body art in less than half the time | UPDATED: 12:45 GMT, 19 April 2012 Countless people who get ill-advised tattoos when intoxicated by passion or drink face the problem of how to have them erased – and fast.

Kyle Coleman: "Mute" autistic man stuns experts with his amazing singing voice

'Mute' autistic man trapped in a world of silence stuns experts with his amazing singing voice Kyle has only ever said a handful of words His personality and emotion shine through in his singing, says mother A man with autism that has rendered him almost mute is about to release an album after he was found to have perfect pitch and an amazing singing voice.

I should have been a Spice Girl now rare condition has left me unable to speak

I should have been a Spice Girl but now rare condition has left me barely able to speak (although mother-of-two can still SING!)

Nicholas Zelle accused of KIDNAP after taking mother out of care home for Christmas Day

Care home accuses son of KIDNAP after he took his mother home for Christmas Day – to give her a break from singing Santa Sitting down to Christmas lunch with his 104-year-old mother Enid, Nicholas Zelle was surprised to hear a knock on the door. He was even more surprised to open it and see two police officers – who had rushed round to investigate the whereabouts of the elderly lady.