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Mum fears her baby was stolen

A North Yorkshire mother fears she may be a victim of a Spanish baby trafficking scandal.

Ruth Appleby was told her daughter Rebecca died in a Spanish hospital just hours after she was born - but now she believes her baby was stolen and sold for adoption by a criminal network of Spanish doctors, nurses, priests and nuns. More to follow.

Baby Vinny has fair share of troubles

But as Victoria Whittam's been finding out, his unconventional arrival was just the start of a particularly rough ride.

They say bad luck comes in threes and that's certainly true for baby Vinny Hine - who's had more than his fair share of troubles in his short life so far. It all began with his birth at the side of a road.


Woman is charged with concealing the birth of a child

The baby's body was found in 2006 Credit: Calendar news

A woman has appeared at Bradford Crown Court accused of concealing the birth of a child after a baby's body was discovered in the grounds of an historic house in 2006. Forty six year old Angela Owen is also charged with preventing the lawful burial of a corpse.

The child's body was found by workmen renovating Howroyd Hall near Halifax. She didn't enter a plea and the case was adjourned until next month.

Baby named after Jess Ennis

Beatrice Jessica Lee

Athletics fans Henry and Emily Lee were meant to be inside the Olympic Stadium when Jessica Ennis won the heptathlon - instead they were welcoming their baby daughter into the world.

To honour the Olympian, from Sheffield, the couple named their baby - Beatrice Jessica Lee - after Team GB's golden girl.

Ennis sent her congratulations to the Lees, after Beatrice's aunt Tweeted her.

Although Beatrice was only 20 minutes old when Ennis won her medal, Henry made sure she was sitting with him in front of a television at Bath Hospital to watch the athlete's special moment.

Shipley "Waste" baby buried

A baby girl found at a waste recycling plant in Shipley will be laid to rest today.

A mother and toddler group has organised the funeral of Baby Catherine, along with Associated Waste Management, whose staff found the two-day old baby.

Baby Catherine’s mother has not been found despite a police investigation.

A service will be held at St Winefride’s Church in Wibsey, near Bradford.

Arrests after baby body discovery

An 18-year-old man and a girl under 18 have been arrested in relation to the discovery of a baby girl's body at at waste disposal site in Scunthorpe last month.

They were arrested yesterday and released on police bail pending further inquirires.

The discovery was made by staff at the site on Winterton Road in Scunthorpe.


Man jailed for baby death

A man described as a doting father has today been jailed for five years for killing his baby daughter in what a court heard was a catastrophic loss of control.

Thirty four year old Ben Smith, from Wakefield, admitted throwing Mia Smith to the floor in exasperation while struggling to feed her. The four month old suffered serious head injuries and died on Christmas Day in 2009. Smith pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Leeds Crown Court earlier this week.

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