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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
Health

Shropshire baby and mother maternity deaths review widened

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJack Burn died hours after being born at Princess Royal Hospital in TelfordAn independent review into a series of baby deaths at a hospital is to be expanded after more families came forward with concerns about their care.In 2017 Jeremy Hunt ordered an investigation into maternity care relating to 23 cases at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust (SaTH).The Health Service
Education

Unmarried mother Siobhan McLaughlin wins Supreme Court benefit case

[ad_1] Image caption Siobhan McLaughlin lived with her partner John Adams for 23 years and they had four children together An unmarried mother has won access to a Widowed Parent's Allowance (WPA) in a landmark Supreme Court ruling.Mother of four, Siobhan McLaughlin from County Antrim, lived with her partner for 23 years but never married. After her partner's death, she was denied money that her children would have been otherwise
UK News

Solihull murders: Mother and daughter stabbed to death

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The mother and daughter were found stabbed in Northdown Road just after 00:30 BST A 49-year-old mother and her 22-year-old daughter have been stabbed to death in a street in Solihull.West Midlands Police said they were treating the deaths of the pair, who were found in Northdown Road just after 00:30 BST, as murder.Officers said a suspect - said to be known to the
US & World

Killer whale mother finally lets dead newborn calf go, after 17 days

[ad_1] Image copyright Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research Image caption Whale J35 is seen here earlier supporting her dead calf A killer whale has stopped carrying her dead newborn calf after at least 17 days, during which she covered 1,000 miles (1,600km), scientists say.The whale "vigorously chased a school of salmon with her pod-mates in Haro Strait" off Canada's Vancouver Island, the Center for Whale Research said."Her tour of