Now she was one of the star's of the Olympics, winning double Gold in cycling, and today Laura Trott was back at the Essex hospital where she was born to open a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit..
20 year old Laura was a month premature when her Mum gave birth at the Princess Alexandra hospital in Harlow and was seriously ill but staff at the Unit ensured she made a full recovery as Russell Hookey explains
A woman has been charged with administering a noxious substance with intent to endanger life after an 11-month-old boy was given a bottle feared to contain bleach, police said.
Elaine Joyner, 53, of Vaughan Williams Close in Deptford will appear in court later today, Scotland Yard said.
The toddler was with his mother and grandmother in McDonald's on Eltham High Street, south east London, when the incident happened at around 12.40pm on Thursday.
He swallowed some of the contents and immediately vomited before being taken to hospital for observation. Police do not believe anyone else was affected.Joyner will appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court.
Police are trying to find out how a pram carrying a five month-old boy fell ended up in a river in the village of Laleham in Surrey yesterday morning. The child received head injuries and was taken to St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey. Surrey Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Olympic gold medal hero Mo Farah is celebrating his second double success of the summer today after his wife gave birth to twin girls.
The runner, who took gold in the 10,000m and 5,000m at the Games, described their arrival as "very exciting" and said he was present when Tania gave birth yesterday.
Mrs Farah was pictured heavily pregnant in the Olympic Stadium cheering her husband on alongside his stepdaughter Rihanna, before rushing onto the track to embrace him.
She gave birth just under two weeks after her husband's second triumph in the 5,000m in a memorable final in Stratford.
"My wife has been holding on so long and it's great that she held on this long and didn't give birth on the track (at the Olympics)," he said.
Asked to compare fatherhood to winning Olympic gold, he said: "It's completely different. It's out of your control, it was weird, but as a father I'm very proud. To have three kids in the family is going to be exciting."
They have yet to decide on names, he said, but he plans to get their names inscribed onto the medals once they have.
Asked whether he had shown the newborns his medals, he said: "No I didn't, but they are waiting.
"I am actually going to get their names on it, once we've figured out something with the medals - one on each. And then whatever one was born first gets the 10,000m and the other gets the 5,000m one."
Farah spoke at a press conference ahead of the Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix, where he will run a two-mile race tomorrow in which he could threaten Steve Ovett's 34-year-old British outdoor record of 8:13.51.
Mo will not be rushing back to the capital to see them today. "No, no, no, I've got a race tomorrow, haven't I," he said.
Kate Hollis, the mother of baby Tommy Hollis, who died after a lamppost fell on him, said she felt let down by the inquest into his death. Yesterday, the inquest found that it was an accident. A workman gave evidence that he had cut through a metal plate several days before the lamppost fell.
The mother of baby Tommy Hollis, who died when a lamppost crushed him in his buggy, spoke outside the Inquest into his death. A Jury ruled his death was an accident.
The mother of Tommy Hollis, the baby who was killed when a lamppost fell on his buggy, says there are still unanswered questions surrounding her son's death.
An inquest jury has ruled that his death was an 'accident'.
Statement to follow.
An inquest is due to end on Wednesday into the death of a baby boy who died when a lamppost fell onto his pram. Tommy Hollis was out with his nanny in Chiswick in February 2004. He suffered a head injury and died in hospital two days later. The inquest is expected to deliver a verdict on May 28.
Workers on the construction site where a lamp post fell, fatally injuring a baby boy, were "under pressure" to get the job done quickly, an inquest heard today.
A steel cable supporting the lamp post was inadvertently severed during the excavation works.
Tommy Hollis suffered head injuries when his pram was hit by the falling structure in Chiswick in 2010. Sangeeta Kandola reports from the hearing.