Mums returning to work after having a baby face £9,000 a year pay cut

October 17, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Four in ten working mums do their current job because it fits around family and helps bring in extra money

New mums take four months and 23 days before they adjust to being a parent

September 27, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

Researchers found the first few months with a new member of the family pass by in a flash of confusion.

Mums on seats: Seven chair-sharing women fall pregnant in 18 months

March 30, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Seven women working at a hotel reception have fallen pregnant within 18 months – after they all shared the same chair. Elaine Ledster, Kim Gidley, Laura Burchill and Gina Ripley have all given birth to boys after sitting on a blue reception chair at a hotel in Milton Keynes, Bucks. Their receptionist colleagues Alyce Grisley,…

Psychologist: children shouldn’t watch TV before bed

February 21, 2011 | by | 8 Comments

Watching television before bedtime is bad for a child’s emotional and psychological development, an expert claimed today. Researchers who studied the habits of 3,000 children found two thirds of primary school age kids now watch an hour-and-a-half of television instead of reading before bed. Today child psychologist Dr Richard Woolfson, who runs workshops on child…

Man, 29, to become Britain’s youngest grandfather

January 25, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

An unemployed 29-year-old is facing up to the prospect of becoming Britain’s youngest grandfather. The layabout – who was 14 when he became a father – will pick up the unenviable crown in August when his schoolgirl daughter gives birth. His 14-year-old daughter has only been seeing her boyfriend, 15, for a few months and…

Parents kicked out of council playgroup for being British

January 19, 2011 | by | 15 Comments

Outraged mothers spoke of their ”humiliation” today after they were kicked out of a council-funded children’s playgroup – because they were BRITISH. Emma Knightley, 25, and Kimberley Wildman, 27, turned up at the ‘Making Links’ playgroup with their children Imogen, 21 months, and Olivia, 18 months. But they were stunned when organisers at the centre…

The tooth is out there: baby born with fully-formed front teeth

January 13, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

This little baby boy stunned his parents and shocked doctors when he was born with two — fully-formed FRONT TEETH. First-time parents Joanne Jones, 31, and her husband Lee, 32, were delighted when Oliver James was born fit and well, weighing in at a healthy 7lb 12oz. But they got a surprise when they saw…

Kids eat from bins in vomit and faeces-covered flat because of X-Box-playing dad’s neglect

December 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A cruel dad abandoned his three children to eat food from bins in a house covered in vomit and faeces – because he was too busy playing on his XBOX. Horrified social workers took the kids – aged five, two and 19 months – into care after finding them ”covered in filth” and eating food…

Twitter-mad mum tweets throughout birth of son

December 10, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A Twitter-mad mum kept her pals updated during the birth of her son – by delivering a tweet-by-tweet account of her entire labour. Rachael Ince, 29, is obsessed with the social networking site and constantly updates her feed throughout the day. So when she went into labour she reached for her iPhone and sent 104…

Lesbian couple in court battle with gay man over custody of daughter

December 9, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

A lesbian couple are embroiled in a bizarre custody battle over their daughter – after the baby’s sperm donor dad demanded access to the child. Stacey Cassin, 24, and her civil partner Kate, 26, are trying to block an attempt by their daughter’s biological father to gain full parental rights. The couple, from Melton Mowbray,…

Ronaldo to take paternity test to see if he’s the father of five-year-old boy

December 7, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Brazilian football legend Ronaldo has revealed on Twitter he is taking a paternity test to see if he’s the father of a five-year-old boy. The striker met the boy’s mother, Michele Umezu, in 2002 at a World Cup party in Tokyo where he struck up a relationship with the lady. In 2004, when he returned…

Woman treated for cyst stunned to find the growth was a baby

December 3, 2010 | by | 7 Comments

A woman who was wrongly treated for a cyst on her ovaries was stunned to discover the ‘growth’ was actually a BABY – and she was nine months pregnant. Stunned Amy Furber, 19, was prescribed antibiotics for an apparent lump on her ovaries after she began losing weight and suffering sharp stomach pains. But after…

Mother jailed for collecting children while over drink-drive limit

December 2, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A banned driver has been jailed after she was caught without insurance and two times over the limit – as she collected her child from school. Donna Finch, 45, gave a breath test reading of 65 mcgs of alcohol in 100 mls of breath, almost double the 35 mcgs limit, when police pulled her over….

CCTV captures woman giving birth in traffic jam

December 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

This is the dramatic moment CCTV cameras captured a man delivering his own daughter by the road side – after he and his pregnant girlfriend got stuck in a TRAFFIC JAM. Nursery nurse Helen Osborne, 29, felt the baby’s head pop out as partner Richard Sullivan drove her to hospital. Richard, 31, was forced to…

Children’s charity wants paedophile name-changing loophole closed

November 29, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A loophole which allows convicted paedophiles to slip through the net by changing their names should be closed, a leading children’s charity warned today. Claudia Knights and Peter Bradley Kidscape has called for the law to be strengthened after it emerged that known sex offenders are responsible for alerting the authorities if they change their…

Mum of child threatened by Muslim schoolboys: “I fear for his life”

November 18, 2010 | by

The mother of a teenager who received Facebook death threats from a gang of Muslim schoolboys today sobbed: ”I fear for his life if he goes back to class.” Terrified Darius Gill, 13, was threatened with knuckle dusters and knives in revenge for posting tributes to British troops on his Facebook page on Armistice Day….

Couple set up website asking public to vote on whether they abort unborn child

November 18, 2010 | by | 7 Comments

A married couple have sparked outrage by setting up a website to let the public vote on whether they should have – an ABORTION. Pete and Alisha Arnold, both 30, launched because they are unsure if they want to be parents. They launched the X Factor-style vote so the public can ”make a difference…