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Mother's social media battle after pictures of her daughter's skin condition removed

Rhiannon Atkinson and her daughter Pippa Credit: ITV News

Now many of us put up photos of our loved ones on social media - but one mum was shocked when Facebook removed pictures of her fourteen month old daughter Pippa who has a rare skin condition.

Her mum Rhiannon Atkinson says she posted the pictures to raise awareness. But Facebook said they would 'make viewers feel bad about themselves'.

"It made me wonder what Facebook's image of a normal person is and why they think it's not ok to share an image of a child that's suffering everyday. So to have that unacceptance of her condition at such a young age is just not acceptable. Disability is normality. So many people suffer with a disability. All we're trying to do is normalise her condition and raise awareness for her."

– Rhiannon Atkinson, Pippa's mother


Essex doctor charged with sexual offences

A doctor from Essex has been charged with seven counts of sexual assault. Credit: Press Association.

A doctor from Essex has been charged with a number of sexual offences - including assault and possessing an extreme pornographic image.

Kamran Ali, 38, of Glendale Gardens in Leigh-on-Sea, will appear at Southend Magistrates' Court on December 11.

The 38-year-old is charged with seven counts of sexual assault relating to four women between September and November 2016.

He is also accused of making indecent photographs of children and possession of an extreme pornographic image.

East Anglia 'the worst area' for IVF treatment

It's been revealed that just two NHS clinical commissioning groups in the East offer the recommended three IVF cycles to couples who need it.

Thurrock and Luton both offer the full recommendation, but in Mid and North East Essex, and South Norfolk the service has been scrapped altogether.

Campaign group 'Fertility Fairness' says the number of clinical commissioning groups in England offering the recommended three cycles of IVF has halved in the last five years.

Blood clot survivor admits she's 'lucky to be alive'

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Hannah Pettifer

With more and more people working at desks and using the internet for long periods of time, experts are warning a sedentary lifestyle is increasing the risk of potentially fatal blood clots.

One in four people worldwide die from conditions caused by blood clots, yet awareness of the symptoms remains low.

32-year-old Robyne Toseland from Cambridge suffered a massive pulmonary embolism 10 years and admits she's lucky to still be here.

Theresa May launches mental health support programme

The prime minister has been visiting construction workers at a school building site in Norfolk.

It comes as a new report reveals one in six workers are struggling with mental health problems.

Theresa May highlighted the site of the new Chapel Green School in Old Buckenham as an example of a good practice in a workplace.

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