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Teenager rebuilding his life after brain bleed

A teenager from Chesterfield is starting to rebuild his life after a potentially fatal burst blood vessel in his brain. Kai Thomas, who's 15, has had to learn to walk and talk again after collapsing with a severe headache back in June. His family were warned he may not survive as James Webster reports:

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Teenager's mother describes gratitude to doctors

The mother of a teenager from Chesterfield who is recovering from a burst blood vessel in his brain says she will always be grateful to the doctors at Sheffield Children's Hospital for saving him. Tracey Thomas has been describing how she was initially warned that he son Kai might not survive:

Photos show teenager's recovery in hospital

Kai Thomas in hospital Credit: Family photo

Kai Thomas' family documented his stay in hospital by taking photographs as he recovered from his near-fatal brain bleed. Doctors at Sheffied Children's Hospital had to operate on a burst blood vessel in his head.The photograph below shows Kai shortly after being brought out of his medically induced-coma:

Kai Thomas after waking from his coma Credit: Family photo

He had developed a blood clot inside his brain and the operation to remove it took six hours. After the procedure he was not able to communicate and would sometimes lash out in frustration.

Kai Thomas in hospital Credit: Family photo

Teenager recovering from life-threatening brain bleed

Kai Thomas, 15, recovering from his near-fatal brain bleed Credit: ITV News Calendar

A teenager from Chesterfield is recovering from a life-threatening brain bleed. Kai Thomas, 15, had to be put into a medically-induced coma for treatment at Sheffield Children's Hospital after a blood vessel in his brain burst in June. Four months on, he has had to learn to walk and speak again.

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Royal farewell for Dowager Duchess

Members of the Royal Family joined hundreds of mourners today to say a final farewell to the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire who died last week at the age of 94.

In scenes from a bygone age, estate staff from Chatsworth House wore traditional livery as they lined the mile-long route of the cortege to the parish church of St Peter.

Prince Charles said the Dowager Duchess had been "adored and admired." David Hirst reports

Picture: Prince Charles and Camilla attend Dowager Duchess funeral

Prince Charles and Camilla followed the Duke of Devonshire into t Peter's Church in Edensor Credit: ITV News Calendar

The Prince of Wales and Camilla have joined hundreds of members of the public at the funeral of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire.

Charles paid tribute to Deborah Vivien Cavendish after her death, saying he "adored and admired" her.

Prince Charles with the Dowager Duchess in 2000 Credit: Press Association

Funeral farewell to last Mitford

The coffin is carried into the church in Edensor Credit: ITV News Calendar

The Prince of Wales has joined hundreds of members of the public for the funeral of the last of the famous Mitford sisters.

There were scenes from a bygone age at Chatsworth House, in Derbyshire, today as Charles and Camilla joined the family of the dowager duchess of Devonshire who died peacefully last Wednesday morning at the age of 94.

More than 600 members of the estate staff, dressed in traditional livery, lined the mile long route the cortege took through the park to St Peter's Church, in Edensor.

The royal mourners walked behind the hearse just after the current Duke of Devonshire and other close family members as it moved slowly through the spectacular landscape.

Deborah Vivien Cavendish moved in the same circles as Winston Churchill, John F Kennedy, Adolf Hitler and Evelyn Waugh and epitomised a privileged and glamorous aristocratic lifestyle that no longer exists.

Charles paid tribute to her after her death, saying he "adored and admired" her.

Hundreds of members of the public have turned out to pay their respects Credit: ITV News Calendar

Mourners gather for Dowager Duchess' funeral

Mourners gather Credit: ITV News Calendar

Mourners gather outside St Peter's Church at Edensor on the Chatsworth estate in the Peak District for the funeral of the Dowager, Duchess of Devonshire, who's died at the age of 94. Prince Charles is expected to be among the thousands of people who'll come to pay their respects.

St Peter's Church, Edensor Credit: ITV News Calendar
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