Seeing my mum go through cancer, I didn't want to go through that and I didn't want to put my children through the same thing.
Angelina Jolie shocked the world when she revealed she'd had a preventative double mastectomy, a decision she made after finding out she'd inherited a gene making her more susceptible to cancer.
Three years ago Danielle Tagger discovered she carries the same gene as the star. Fearing she'd pass it onto her children - Danielle opted to undergo a pioneering IVF treatment - in the hope of sparing them the risk.
Her gorgeous baby Noah is the first named baby born free of the cancer gene thanks to that groundbreaking treatment.
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A severe motorbike accident left Warren McKinley with an incredibly rare psychological condition that you would not believe.
His injuries put him in hospital - but while his body healed, trauma to his brain meant he thought he'd been killed in the crash.
The father-of-two believed he was dead, and even though he could see his family around him began to starve himself thinking food was useless.
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The Liberal Democrats have won the Richmond Park by-election in South West London - overturning a 23,000 Tory majority. It was sparked by Zac Goldsmith's resignation over the government's Heathrow expansion plans.
It's expected to be confirmed that regulated rail fares - which include season tickets - will rise by an average of 1.9% from January. The fare jump comes despite continuing disruption for thousands of passengers on Southern Rail - due to industrial action and staff shortages.
The former Chelsea striker Gary Johnson has revealed he was the player allegedly paid £50,000 by the club, after he accused their former chief scout Eddie Heath of abusing him in the 1970s. In an interview in the Daily Mirror, he claims he was sexually assaulted hundreds of times from the age of 13 and that Chelsea fans deserved to know the truth.
Donald Trump has named his future Defence Secretary, a former US Marine Corp four-star General. James Mattis is known in the Pentagon as a smart, cerebral and no-nonsense military leader, who builds a strong rapport with the troops under his command.
Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs has died at the age of 86. The actor, famed for playing Spanish waiter Manuel in the 1970s show, had reportedly been battling dementia for four years.
For me the Olympics in London was the moment
Thought by many as the greatest long distance runner in the world and the most decorated athlete in British athletics history, Mo Farah popped in to talk about his film: Mo Farah: No Easy Mile.
The film follows Mo's remarkable personal journey from Somalia to four-time Olympic champion, revealing a personal look at his life off the track and a side to him we have never witnessed before.
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Four EU ambassadors have reportedly claimed that Boris Johnson told them in private that he is personally in favour of freedom of movement - despite backing Brexit and control of the UK's borders being one of the Government's so-called red lines. It comes amid more warnings; this time from farmers saying the UK's departure from the EU could see shelves running empty of food.
The number of calls to a dedicated football abuse hotline are more than triple the amount made in the first three days of the Jimmy Savile scandal, the NSPCC has revealed. Within the first two hours, the charity said they had been contacted at least 50 times by members of the public. The NSPCC's football abuse helpline can be called 24 hours a day on 0800 023 2642.
Today Police forces launch their Christmas drink driving campaigns - and although deaths have been on the decline, five people still die a week because of drink-driving. This year a specific group are being targeted, as 62 percent of drink drivers killed in 2015 were young men under 39. The new campaign will target this age group, aiming to drive home the importance of NOT having that second drink. And drink companies are joining forces to promote safe drinking, offering deals on soft drinks and in some cases, even taxis home.
A report out today reveals a growing geographical divide in standards of secondary schools between the North and the Midlands compared to the South and the East of England. Figures from Ofsted show that although primary schools are improving, standards at secondary schools need to be raised and secondaries in the North West in particular are showing signs of stagnation.
And finally, today we speak to Joe Bartley, who at the age of 89 is looking for work to "save him from dying of boredom". This comes in the week we've launched our 1 Million Minutes campaign, where you can pledge minutes of your time to help older people suffering with loneliness. After placing an advert in his local paper Joe will have a job interview later on today and will tell us all about his search for work.
There’s no use doing it 30 years later, you missed the boat
After being sacked by Sky for tweeting that abused footballers were "wimps" for not confronting their attackers, we spoke to former darts pundit Eric Bristow.
In an explosive interview in which Piers and Susanna challenged his tweets, Bristow said he hoped the message might make young people who are currently being abused speak out before it's too late.
Marilyn Hawes who founded Enough Abuse and is the mother of three children who have been abused also passionately confronted Bristow, calling him "a bully".
When pushed by our presenters Bristow apologised for the offensive tweets, saying "I apologise, it was a mis-wording."
She was wasting away before our eyes and we couldn't get any help
Journalist and broadcaster Mark Austin has spoken about his fear for his daughter's life, after she became ill with anorexia, and his anger at the lack of specialist facilities for young people with mental health issues.
The ITV Evening News presenter, who sometimes presents Good Morning Britain, said his family had struggled to find the care the teenager needed and she was close to organ failure.
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A new hotline for footballers who have been the victims of sexual abuse has been launched by the NSPCC. The hotline will be available 24 hours a day on 0800 023 2642. You can also visit the following: