Initially dismissing her son’s severe headaches as migraines, It was on her husband Charlie’s birthday that Philippa Forrester was told it was likely her 15-year-old son Fred would die after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Roughly the size of an orange, the mass was removed from Fred’s brain in a gruelling four-hour operation and luckily Fred survives, continuing to make good progress.
Philippa joins us to share her story during Brain Tumour Awareness Month this March, supporting the HeadSmart campaign with 500 children and young people diagnosed each year.
If you’ve graduated or left university in the last twenty years or so, you could be one of 100,000s owed money back from the Student Loan Company, according to our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis.
This is something I first started testing the water with, back in November, and ever since I’ve been swamped with successes. There are three main ways you may be owed money back from the Student Loan Company - for full details see Martins’ ‘reclaim student loans’ guide, but in brief…
Nottingham Trent University student Rufaro Chisango shared a video online of people chanting "We hate the blacks" outside her door as she hid in her room. Two men were arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offences, but were later released pending an investigation. Rufaro says she is the only black student living on her halls floor and believes she was targeted.
Rufaro joins Phillip and Holly, along with Tatenda Kanyere, the university's African & Caribbean Society president, who helped push the social media campaign.
All parents want to keep their babies safe from harm, but for first-time mum Kerry Evans, one traumatic accident six years ago has resulted in constant night terrors and significant PTSD.
Kerry's dad was looking after her five-week-old baby boy Rhys, when he accidentally slipped, dropping Rhys who suffered a fractured skull and spent one week in hospital. Despite numerous therapies, Kerry cannot erase the memory and refuses to let the now six-year-old Rhys out of her sight, for fear he may die.
We’ve sent Nik and Eva Speakman to meet Kerry - can they help her enjoy her son’s childhood and live a normal life?
New top cash ISA rate, Bitcoin code scam warning, mums eat for free and 170,000 water saving freebies. These are our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis’ Quick Deals.
Remember, deals can change quickly, even while I’m on the programme. So always double-check the terms and conditions before spending. Plus, while I hope these deals will save you cash, don’t spend if you can’t afford it, don’t need it, or won’t use it.
Her mission was to look like Kim Kardashian but since going under the knife just seven weeks ago for the umpteenth time and spending a whopping £15,000 on bum implants, self-confessed surgery addict Star Delgiudice has decided to end her love affair with perfection.
Dissatisfied with how her derriere now looks and unable to sit down for long periods of time, Star admits she is scared the implants will explode and wants them removed. But has this recent ‘bum deal’ changed her outlook on surgery or will Star continue to strive for a plastic fantastic life?
She joins us now to tell us about her latest procedure, what the future holds and if she thinks she will ever be happy with how she looks.
When Leah Jorgenson was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome at the age of 15, her teenage world turned upside down. The syndrome - where sufferers can grow abnormal amounts of thick hair all over their body - saw Leah spend up to four hours a day waxing and shaving before she’d leave the house. However, after a horrific accident two years ago, Leah decided to stop hiding away and begun to wear her excess hair with pride - even creating an Instagram to reach out to other sufferers.
Leah joins us live from Wisconsin to tell us why she’s got a message for all the bullies who spent years taunting her.
In July 1992, 23-year-old mother Rachel Nickell was savagely murdered in broad daylight on Wimbledon Common in front of her infant son - a murder that left the nation shocked and appalled. Over 25 years have passed, but Rachel’s murder is a crime that has stuck in the mind of journalist Fiona Bruce ever since.
Whilst reinvestigating the crime for a new documentary, Fiona met the people whose lives and careers have been affected by her murder - including the injustice suffered by Colin Stagg, who was charged and acquitted of Rachel’s murder.
Fiona joins us alongside the man who defended Colin, Jim Sturman QC.