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The mother who lost her daughter over an EpiPen

“Three cars showed up in the early hours of the morning and the police were banging on my door,” Anna says. It was June 2015 when Anna’s two-year-old daughter was taken away by social workers from Southampton City Council. “I didn’t know what was going on,” she said. “Then the police said I was being arrested for child neglect.” Anna, not her real name, is originally from Africa and was then a single mother. Her daughter has allergies and in an incident a few weeks before she was taken away…

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Mother guilty of FGM of daughter

The mother of a three-year-old girl has become the first person in the UK to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM). The 37-year-old woman from Uganda was convicted following a trial at the Old Bailey. Her 34-year-old partner was acquitted by the jury. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to…

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Appeal to mother after baby found in Newham park

Image copyright Met Police Image caption The baby is in a stable condition after being taken to hospital, police said A baby girl has been found abandoned in a park, police have said. The newborn was discovered in Newham, east London, and taken to hospital. The Metropolitan Police said her condition was stable. Officers were called to an area close to Roman Road and Saxon Road at about 22:15 GMT on Thursday. Scotland Yard said it was growing “increasingly concerned” for the mother, who may be “in need of urgent…

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Kim Porter, mother to three of Diddy’s children, died from pneumonia

Image copyright Getty Images Kim Porter, mother of Diddy’s three children, died after contracting pneumonia, a coroner has confirmed. The 47-year-old model and actress died unexpectedly in November 2018. After tests, the LA County Coroner has ruled she died from natural causes from lobar pneumonia. When she died the American rapper, whose real name is Sean Combs, released a statement last year saying he and his former partner were “more than soulmates”. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim and Diddy were together on and off for 13 years Kim…

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Driver jailed after mother lost unborn baby in Somerton crash

Image caption Stuart Wells pleaded guilty to two charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving A driver who caused a crash in which a mother lost her unborn child has been jailed for more than three years. A court heard Stuart Wells, 29, may have fallen asleep at the wheel when he drove head-on into two cars on the B3151 at Somerton, Somerset, in March. Jackie Luxon, who was pregnant, and her two-year-old daughter were both seriously injured in the crash. Wells, of Sherborne, Dorset, admitted two charges of…

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Oscars 2019: Bulger mother calls on director to drop out of awards

Image copyright Vincent Lambe Image caption Two young actors play Bulger’s killers in the film Detainment The mother of murdered toddler James Bulger has said the director of a film about the boys who killed her son should withdraw from the Oscars race. Vincent Lambe’s Detainment is nominated for best live action short film. Mrs Fergus told ITV’s This Morning: “He should remove it from the Oscars, he’s nominated himself… remove it from the public domain – withdraw yourself.” Lambe said in a statement: “The film was never intended to…

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Oscars 2019: James Bulger’s mother ‘disgusted’ over nomination

Image copyright Vincent Lambe Image caption Young actors playing Bulger’s killers in the film Detainment The mother of murdered toddler James Bulger says she is “disgusted” a film about the boys who killed her son in 1993 has been nominated for an Oscar. Detainment recreates the police interviews with the two young killers using the original transcripts. It has made the shortlist for the Academy’s best live action short film. “I cannot express how disgusted and upset I am that this so-called film has been made and now nominated for…

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‘IS Beatles’: Mother loses high court challenge over evidence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInterview with so-called ‘IS Beatles’ duo A mother has lost a legal challenge against the UK’s sharing of evidence with the US on two suspected Islamic State fighters without seeking assurances they would not be executed. Maha Elgizouli’s son, El Shafee Elsheikh, and Alexanda Kotey are accused of belonging to an IS cell believed to have beheaded hostages. The two men, being held in northern Syria, may face prosecution in the US. The court ruled the UK has no legal duty to…

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Nursing mother smashes 268-mile Montane Spine Race record

Image copyright Jen O’Neill Image caption Jasmin Paris pumping breast milk at checkpoint one A Midlothian mother who expressed milk for her baby during a 268-mile race along the Pennine Way has broken the course record by more than 12 hours. Jasmin Paris, 35, completed the Montane Spine Race – from Derbyshire to the Scottish borders – in 83 hours, 12 minutes and 23 seconds. The vet, from Gladhouse Reservoir, described the race as “brutal”. Race sponsor, inov-8, said Mrs Paris’ achievement was “one of the greatest stories” in the…

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Alfie Lamb death: Mother told crushed boy ‘to be quiet’

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Alfie Lamb was previously described in court as a “smiley” boy A mum repeatedly told her three-year-old son to be quiet while he was being crushed to death by her boyfriend’s car seat, a court has heard. Alfie Lamb cried so much “it sounded like he was choking” as he was squashed by Stephen Waterson, who was sitting in front of him, the Old Bailey heard. A woman who was in the back of the car with Alfie and his mother Adrian Hoare said…

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