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Children found dead at house were 'happy and lovely'

A neighbour has described three children who were found dead at a property in New Malden as "happy" and "lovely".

Joy Devis, 86 said news of the deaths was a "huge surprise and shock".

"Their children were super, lovely children. They were very happy, there was a very nice atmosphere there," the retired nurse said.

Joy Devis said she knew the family who were originally from South Africa. Credit: ITV News

It has been reported that the three children suffered from life-limiting genetic conditions.

An elder child, thought to be around seven or eight years old, also living at the house, was in good health.

She said the parents, named locally as Tania and Gary Clarence, received help from a nanny and a maid.

Read: Flowers and tributes left outside New Malden property

Teen says thank you for 'breathtaking' fundraising total

Teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton posted on Twitter moments after learning he had raised £1 million for charity, thanking those who had donated to the "breathtaking" effort:


Cancer patient Stephen Sutton hits £1m charity target

Teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton has succeeded in raising his charity target of £1 million after donations for the 19-year-old flooded in this morning.

Donations to Stephen's chosen charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust, passed £750,000 overnight after he posted a message on his Facebook page revealing that his condition had deteriorated.

Charity fundraising was top of Stephen Sutton's 'bucket list'. Credit: Stephen's Story/Facebook

The next quarter of a million pounds was raised in just a few hours this morning, while Stephen remained in hospital fighting for his life, and funds continue to pour in on his Just Giving page.

The teenager - who was diagnosed with bowel cancer aged 15 - initially wrote on his 'bucket list' last year that he aimed to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.


Flowers and toys left outside New Malden property

Flowers and soft toys have been left outside a property in New Malden where a four-year-old girl and two boys aged three were found dead on Tuesday night.

The bodies of the three young children were found yesterday. Credit: ITV News
Members of the public have left tributes outside the property. Credit: ITV News
The family who lived at the property were originally from South Africa, according to reports. Credit: ITV News

Read: Family who live at property 'really, really lovely people'


Neighbours 'shocked and saddened' by deaths

by Ronke Phillips, Senior Correspondent

Ethel Winstanley who lives opposite said she was "shocked and saddened" by the news that three children had been found dead at the property.

Joy Devis, who lives a few doors away and knew the family, said she was devastated, describing them as a "lovely family".

Read: Four-year-old girl and three-year-old boys found dead at property in New Malden



Four-year-old girl and three-year-old boys found dead

Three children found dead at an address in New Malden have been confirmed as a four-year-old girl and two three-year-old boys.

All three were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A woman was arrested following the discovery of three dead children at the address. Credit: PA Wire

Neighbours have suggested that the three children had been suffering from terminal genetic disorders.

The family, who are originally from South Africa, reportedly moved into the property a year ago.

A 42-year-old woman, who was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries, has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the discoveries.


Family who live at property 'really, really lovely people'

A family who live at a property in south London where the bodies of three children were found this morning have been described as "really, really lovely people".

A 42-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies were discovered at 9.30pm last night.

Police on the doorstep of the property this morning. Credit: PA Wire

The neighbour said the three younger children - four-year-old twin boys and an older girl - were suffering from genetic disorders which are believed to be life-limiting.

She also claimed the eldest child, thought to be around seven or eight years old, was in good health.

The father works in the city and the mother is a full-time carer for her children, the neighbour said.

Read: Children found dead 'had terminal genetic disorders'


Stephen: 'Best way to help myself is to help others'

Staffordshire teenager Stephen Sutton, who is close to raising a million pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust, told ITV News Central in December that being diagnosed with bowel cancer aged 15 "made me realise I wanted to do something with my life".

The inspirational teenager dedicated his life to "spreading kindness" and inspiring others, as he explains in this interview about his involvement with the Fixers organisation.

Primark set to open first US store

Primark is to open stores in the United States for the first time as it looks to replicate the success behind a 26 percent jump in profits in the last six months.

The retail chain, which has 269 stores across Europe, expects its first US shop will begin trading in Boston, Massachusetts, towards the end of next year.

Primark's profits have soared in the past six months. Credit: PA

The US has been a notoriously tricky market for UK retailers to crack, with Tesco and Marks & Spencer among those to experience failure.

Primark's new store in Boston will be in the Burnham Building in the heart of the city.

More: Primark profits up 26% in last six months

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