Thirty-two-year-old mum Lisa Wells gave birth to her second child back in October. After a difficult pregnancy she thought the worst was over. But, unbeknown to her and hidden from doctors, Lisa had developed terminal bowel cancer - the symptoms masked by her pregnancy. In December, she was given just two months to a year to live and told her husband and two daughters, now five and six months old, that they could be facing their last Christmas together.
Today, Lisa’s here to tell us why she’s determined to make every moment with her daughters count, why her campaign Lisa's Army is already raising money for them to buy the wedding dresses she won’t be there to see, and wants to help save other women’s lives. She’ll be here alongside Dr Chris to describe the warning signs of bowel cancer - whether you’re pregnant or not.
Just how fresh is the produce we’re buying? Walking into the supermarket, we are greeted by aisles of supposedly ‘fresh’ food, but would you be surprised to find out that potatoes could have been stored for almost a year and your chicken could be almost a month old?
It seems our supermarket produce might not be as fresh as we thought. But just how old is the food we’re buying? And how do we keep it for longer? Alice Beer is here with all you need to know.
He was acting, you can’t believe anything he said ... I think you were both taken in
In October 2013, Ben Butler was found guilty of the murder of his six-year-old daughter Ellie, attacking her in a ‘fit of rage’ that left her with catastrophic head injuries. Tragically, Butler had previously been found guilty of harming Ellie. But that conviction was quashed, and after a two year campaign, which involved Butler appealing on this very programme for the return of his daughter, Ellie went back to live with her parents. Within a year, Butler’s fatal attack on his daughter took place.
Yesterday, an inquest into Ellie’s tragic death found she was unlawfully killed, but the authorities were not to blame - a decision that has left Ellie’s maternal grandfather, Neal Gray, angry no one has been held accountable. He joins us in the studio. Alongside him social worker Joanna Nicolas, to explain why this terrible crime happened, and how we were all so fooled and manipulated.
Four years ago, Jayne Hardman’s nose became swollen after her 14 stone Neopolitan Mastiff jumped up and injured her - an accident which triggered a shock diagnosis. Jayne was secretly suffering from a rare autoimmune disease that affects 11 out of a million people called Wegener’s granulomatosis which can lie dormant until an infection or physical trauma.
The disease ate away at her body tissue and her nose began to collapse, leaving her unable to breathe. Without her nose, Jayne felt hideous, struggled to look at her face in the mirror and was too terrified to go out alone. She lost her sense of smell and the person she used to be. But that all changed one year ago when Jayne decided to take matters into her own hands.
She tells us why taking part in tonight’s This Time Next Year on ITV gave her the strength to remove her own nose and have a prosthetic fitted - one which lets her taste, smell and enjoy life again.
Perhaps you remember the video of the 10-year-old boy being forced to run to school in the rain as a punishment for bullying pupils on the bus? It was posted by one dad, who can be heard narrating: 'This right here is called parenting.'
This kind of online trend is becoming even more popular with videos appearing showing children in distress as their heads are shaved, their games consoles are destroyed or even some - being forced fed hot sauce for misbehaving. This so-called ‘child-shaming’ has been slammed by parenting experts who claim parents are just seeking attention.
But do you think online punishments have gone too far? Take part in our poll and watch Bryan Thornhill defend his methods from Virginia in the USA, while psychologist Emma Kenny is in the studio...
Don’t make the same mistake I did. Get yourself educated and if your child stops breathing, you will know what to do.
Earlier this year, Jamelia's new born baby, True, stopped breathing. During the emergency she didn't know how to handle the situation and had to be coached in CPR by the ambulance service in order to help True start breathing again.
Jamelia is campaigning to ensure all new parents are taught baby CPR, and today she shares her 999 call with us and meets a mother from Leeds who went through a similar experience.
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Fighting it out in this year’s Wife Carrying Championship, do Nik and Eva Speakman have what it takes to be crowned the winners?
The new tax year started on Friday, and alongside it was the biggest change to hit student finance since 2012. According to our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis it means millions of university leavers will repay less each month, and some will pay £1,000s less in total.