Technology

Three-unique-words ‘map’ used to rescue mother and child

[ad_1] Image copyright What3words Image caption The system divides the world into 57 trillion nine-sq-m (97-sq-ft) areas and gives each a unique three-word address Three seemingly unconnected words have helped rescue a mother and daughter after a car crash in remote rural Somerset.The "coordinates" - "weekend", "foggy" and "earphones" - allowed police to exactly pinpoint their location.An algorithm developed by start-up what3words divides the world into 57 trillion nine-sq-m (97-sq-ft)
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Baby Pearl was mother’s third baby death probe

[ad_1] Image caption A cot was seen taken to the area where baby Pearl was discovered in Heywood The mother of a baby girl whose body was found in woodland had faced police probes over the deaths of two of her other children, an inquest has heard. The baby, named Pearl by detectives, was discovered in Bluebell Woods in Heywood, Greater Manchester, in April.Four of Leah Howarth's children, including Pearl,
Education

The mother who lost her daughter over an EpiPen

[ad_1] "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
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Missing new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

[ad_1] Image caption Amanda Cox's death is being treated as unexplained Investigations are taking place into the death of a new mother who is thought to have collapsed after getting lost inside Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.Amanda Cox, who was 34 and from Peebles in the Borders, was reported missing on Monday after failing to return to the maternity ward following a visit to see her son at the neonatal unit.She was
Entertainment

Oprah Winfrey pays tribute to late mother Vernita Lee

[ad_1] Image copyright Shutterstock US star Oprah Winfrey has paid tribute to her mother, Vernita Lee, who died on Thanksgiving."Thank you all for your kind words and condolences," she wrote on Instagram. "It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at peace."Vernita Lee, who was 83, died at her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to a family statement.She has already been laid to
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Newcastle mother appeals on Twitter for new kidney

[ad_1] Image copyright Joanne D'Onofrio Image caption Joanne D'Onofrio said she needed a kidney from a live donor "pretty quickly" to save her life A mother has issued an urgent appeal on Twitter for a life-saving kidney.Joanne D'Onofrio, 46 and from Newcastle, is currently on dialysis in the city's Freeman Hospital after falling seriously ill.At 18 she suffered kidney failure and had her first transplant a year later in 1991,
Health

A mother’s campaign for autism care equality for all

[ad_1] Paula McGowan’s son Oliver died aged 18, after hospital staff gave him a drug that he had pleaded not to be prescribed, having previously suffered a bad reactionPaula told BBC Politics Live she believed the death of the high functioning autistic teenager from Bristol could have been avoided if the nurses and doctors were trained about learning disabilities and autism.Since his death, she has campaigned tirelessly for mandatory training
Entertainment

Glenn Close on playing The Wife and being a mother

[ad_1] Image copyright Picturehouse Entertainment Image caption The Wife is largely set in Sweden but was mainly filmed in Glasgow Hollywood veteran Glenn Close talks about her new drama The Wife, the title character which she shares with her own actress daughter.With a title like The Wife, it's hardly surprising Glenn Close's latest film - out in the UK on 28 September - is a family affair.Yet this story of