A pregnant woman has given birth to her baby 12 weeks prematurely - so that she can begin treatment for breast cancer.
Heidi Loughlin, from Portishead, has a rare and aggressive form of the disease.
Doctors have recommended that she undertake intensive therapy, which could save her life, but would put the baby's health at risk. For months she's put her life at risk to save the life of her baby.
Today (Dec 11) Ally Louise Smith was born.
Police investigating the case of a bogus social worker have released an e-fit of a woman they want to speak to.
The incident happened on Deerhurst Place in Quedgeley on Wednesday afternoon. The woman, who claimed to be from Gloucestershire Social Services, was carrying a false badge.
She asked to check on the mother’s four-month-old son.
While no physical contact was made between the bogus social worker and the baby, she did check the baby’s heart beat with a stethoscope.
Police have released details of a woman claiming to be a bogus social worker who called on parents in Gloucestershire and examined their baby.
She's described as white with "slightly tanned skin", in her late 20s or early 30s, between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 7ins tall, with dark shoulder-length bobbed hair.
She had freckles on the left side of her face and wore a black trouser suit with a cream v-neck blouse with frills at the front.
Police have urged parents to be vigilant after a bogus social worker called at a house and examined a baby.
The woman, who claimed she was from Gloucestershire social services, was carrying a false ID badge and a black zip-up folder.
She visited a mother in Quedgeley, Gloucestershire, and told her there were concerns for the welfare of her four-month-old son.
The fake social worker asked to carry out checks and listened to the boy's heartbeat with a stethoscope during the incident on Wednesday.
Detective Inspector Andy Dangerfield, of Gloucestershire Police, said the woman did not have any physical contact with the baby.
"We don't know what the motivation for this was but clearly it is very concerning," Mr Dangerfield said.
Police have appealed for information about the woman, who is described as white with "slightly tanned skin", in her late 20s or early 30s and with dark shoulder-length bobbed hair.
Proud parents, Amy Gibbon and Andy Lewandowski have welcomed new baby Oscar. He is one of several babies born on Christmas Day at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.
Amy says she gave birth to the accompaniment of a brass band - but that's about all she can remember of Christmas:-
A six month old baby has had a miraculous escape after being rescued from the marina at Watchet in Somerset.
The pram Sam Cooper Stevens was in was blown into the harbour by a gust of wind. The dockmaster heard screams and jumped in.
Here is an extended interview with dockmaster George Reeder.
The 63-year-old dived into the water at Watchet marina to drag out a buggy after it was blown in by a gust of wind.
Six-month-old Sam Cooper Stevens spent several minutes trapped under the water.
The father of six month old Sam has been telling us of the moment he found out his baby had plunged into Watchet harbour after a gust of wind blew his buggy over the edge.
Martyn Stevens lives locally, with partner Kate Cooper. Sam was rescued by dockmaster George Reeder and given CPR by a friend.
This is the photo of six month old Sam Cooper Stevens, who is recovering well at Musgrove Park Hospital after spending several minutes underwater when his buggy fell into Watchet marina.
He was rescued by the dockmaster and given CPR by a family friend before being flown by air ambulance to Taunton.
A baby's had a miraculous escape after being rescued from the marina at Watchet in Somerset.
The six month old was pulled from 12 feet of water after his buggy rolled into the harbour.
He was rescued by dockmaster George Reeder and taken to hospital where he's described as 'comfortable'.