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Paralysed mum recovers to pick-up her baby

Kayla Bufton can now pick her daughter Credit: ITV

A young mum who was left paralysed by a rare nerve condition has picked-up her baby, for the first time, after a year of rehabilitation.

Kayla Bufton, from Blackburn, thought she was going into early labour when she started feeling twinges in her back, 36 weeks into her pregnancy.

Within days of giving birth she was unable to move her legs, arms or face. Doctors told the new mum she had Guillain Barre Syndrome or GBS.

The condition occurs when immune cells attack nerves instead of fighting an infection. For Kayla, it even triggered a heart attack.

Now, following intense treatment, she has recovered enough to hold 10-month-old Kelsey in her arms.

You can find out more about GBS by clicking here.

Judge tells boy who raped sister: 'adolescence can be a troubling time'

At the sentencing of a 12-year-old schoolboy who raped his younger sister after watching pornography, district judge James Prowse said:

"Adolescence can be a troubling time with confused feelings about sex and feelings of insecurity.

He added: "I think it is highly improbable that you will do anything like this again. You do not represent a danger to society.

"If I lock you up it is going to tear the family apart," he said.

Judge Prowse told the boy that he would be placed on the sex offenders register for two and a half years. He also imposed a 12-month referral order.

12-year-old boy who raped sister walks free from court

A 12-year-old schoolboy who raped his seven-year-old sister after he watched hardcore pornography on the internet has walked free from court.

Social workers will now work with the youngster to return him to the family home in the coming months.

Blackburn Youth Court heard the boy had viewed pornography before he gained "a desire to try it out".

He committed a number of sexual offences against his sister between March and May last year.

The boy, now 13, pleaded guilty to one count of rape, two counts of indecent assault and one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

District Judge James Prowse said he thought it "highly improbable" that the boy would reoffend in this way.


RSPCA: We are extremely saddened by death of baby

RSPCA have released a statement after the death of Ava Jayne Marie Corless, who was killed by a dog last night.

They said:

"The RSPCA was contacted about a cat which had been attacked and died after going into a garden at this address in March 2012.

"There was no suggestion that the incident was anything other than an accident and no further action was taken.

"Later that year the RSPCA was again contacted regarding concerns for the health of a litter of puppies at the address.

"An officer attended and the dogs were all under veterinary care and receiving the treatment they required.

"Two puppies were signed over to the RSPCA, which were subsequently found new homes."

"There were no children living at the address."

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