July 17, 2018 11:00 AM Ray of sunshine helps make ill Benfleet boy's dream a reality
A seriously ill boy from Benfleet was given the chance to meet his heroes on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Disneyland Paris. Eight-year-old Callum Axford and his sister Sophie, four, were surprised on his birthday by his parents Faye and Carl Axford, 36 and 35, with the trip. It was organised by Rays of Sunshine, a charity granting wishes for seriously 7
July 17, 2018 8:44 AM Cyclist, 15, in critical condition after collision with car
A TEENAGE boy is in a critical condition in hospital after he was involved in a collision with a car while riding his bike in the Selby district. A black Volkswagen Passat and a white BMX style bike being ridden by a 15-year-old boy collided on the A19 near Eggborough Power Station at around 9.15pm on Monday, North Yorkshire Police said. The young cyclist 12
July 15, 2018 10:42 AM Biker fighting for life after serious M25 crash involving nine vehicles
A biker has been left fighting for life after a serious crash closed the M25 for hours yesterday. The crash happened between junction 28 and 27 of the anticlockwise carriageway of the M25 at about 6.30am and it is understood nine vehicles were involved. Emergency services flooded the scene and the road was closed while the incident was dealt with. Motorists 8
July 13, 2018 8:43 PM Toddler fights for life after van crash on Birmingham parkland
Police say two people have been arrested in connection with the incident as the young boy remains "very poorly" in hospital. Police believe the vehicle struck the 19-month-old just before midday at Sarehole Mill in Billesley before emergency services arrived and took the boy to hospital with a "critical head injury". A 30-year-old man and a 26-year-old 9
July 13, 2018 11:28 AM Richard Bacon pneumonia: Star been in induced coma for over a WEEK, sister confirms
RICHARD BACON has been in an induced coma since last Thursday following a diagnosis of pneumonia, his sister, Juliet, revealed in an Instagram post today. The former Blue Peter star has been in hospital for more than a week after he said he was diagnosed with pneumonia. The 42-year-old was taken to hospital eight days ago after becoming ill on a flight 10
July 11, 2018 5:34 PM Brother 'praying' for Amesbury novichok victim Charlie Rowley
The sibling of novichok victim Charlie Rowley has visited him in hospital and says the experience was "very upsetting". Matthew Rowley visited sibling Charlie in hospital as he continued to recuperate following exposure to the nerve agent novichock. Matthew, who says he and his brother are Catholics, said: "I said a prayer for him last night." "We had a little 8
July 11, 2018 2:01 PM What is obsessive compulsive disorder?
Obsessive compulsive disorder, usually known as OCD, is a common mental health condition which makes people obsess over thoughts and develop behaviour they struggle to control. It can affect anyone at any age but normally develops during young adulthood. It can cause people to have repetitive unwanted or unpleasant thoughts. People may also develop compulsive 8
July 10, 2018 7:36 PM Alfie Dingley's medical cannabis let through UK border
The mother of a boy with epilepsy has legally brought medicinal cannabis oil through the UK border after being given a special licence by the government. Alfie Dingley, six, of Warwickshire, has a very rare form of the illness that causes up to 150 seizures a month. His mother Hannah Deacon said: "Today, for the first time ever in this country we have brought 8
July 10, 2018 4:07 PM Amesbury novichok victim Charlie Rowley conscious but 'not out of the woods yet'
Novichok victim Charlie Rowley has made a "small but significant" improvement, according to those treating him in Salisbury. Charlie Rowley is now conscious, but is in a critical but stable condition, Salisbury District Hospital has said. Lorna Wilkinson, director of nursing at the hospital, said on Tuesday: "We have seen a small but significant improvement 6
July 10, 2018 2:09 PM What is multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis, known as MS, is a condition in which the immune system attacks the body and causes nerve damage to the brain and spinal cord. It is an incurable, lifelong condition which ranges from producing fairly mild symptoms to causing severe disability. Around 100,000 people are thought to be diagnosed with MS in the UK, and around 2.3 million 6