Having seen her first husband succumb to Huntington's, Heather Pratten knew the disease's devastating effects only too well. So when her son Nigel began suffering with it, she was upset but unsurprised by his desire to end his life.
On his 42nd birthday Nigel did just that, overdosing on heroin with Heather at his side. Several hours later and unable to watch him suffer any longer, Heather placed a pillow over Nigel's face, smothering him.
I thought 'this has to end'. I couldn't take it any longer. I put a pillow over his face. When I took it away, he was gone.
Initially charged with murder, she eventually pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting suicide. She has campaigned for a change in the law ever since and joins us now to tell her story, which also features in an emotive new book.
Assisted Dying: Who Makes The Final Decision? is out on March 6
Heather with @hollywills and @schofe after her appearance on @itvthismorning yesterday: http://www.itv.com/thismorning/hot-topics/i-helped-son-to-die-huntingtons-assisted-suicide … pic.twitter.com/1d2ZqH3JlJ
When buying or selling a house everyone knows you have to remember Location Location Location, and for a Hollywood director it’s exactly the same!
Movie Mansions sees interior designer to the stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard, who counts Cher and Sir Elton John amongst his clients, travel the UK and jet over to Hollywood to explore the mansions made famous by the movies.
Martyn's next stop is on the Californian coast - the location for the stunning Hearst Castle or La Cuesta Encantada (Spanish for the Enchanted Hill), which was built over a period of 28 years at a cost of $9.5 million (and remember this was when $9.5 million was a lot of money!)
It's one of the biggest killers in children under five - bacterial meningitis. After 20 years of research a vaccine is now available but government bodies have refused to provide it on the NHS due to cost (even though it could have saved hundreds of lives last year).
Today Dr Ranj Singh introduces us to eight-year-old Tilly Lockey, who needed both hands amputating and lost all of her toes as a result of meningitis. Tilly's mum Sarah insists access to the vaccine could stop other little children losing their limbs to this disease.
We discuss this issue and remind viewers of the signs and symptoms to help spot the disease before it's too late.
They say your eyes are the window to your soul, so it's essential that the things that frame them - namely, your eyebrows - are suitably groomed!
Make-up artist Hayley Sparkes joins us with her brow masterclass with tips on how to achieve bushy brows like Cara Delevinge, or a more natural look a la Kate Middleton.
Stephen Mulhern is in The Hub waiting to hear from you about anything you see on today's show, and we're talking all things Academy Awards, hot on the heels of last night's Oscars!
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Do you have a question for pop superstar Kylie Minogue that you just can’t get out of your head? Well here's your chance! Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on Friday 7 March for a chance to have them put to the Princess of Pop by our very own Alison Hammond.
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