Woman driven to brink of suicide after being unable to eat solid food becomes first patient to have NHS operation that made her liver work like a pancreas

For the first time in two years, Claire Aylott ate a solid meal. This was not because she had a faddy diet — the [...]

My dinner out almost killed me and left me too scared to leave the house

Ruth Holroyd, 47, almost died after being served a 'dairy-free' salmon dish containing cream and milk. Within minutes [...]

The Private Hill Acklam, Yorkshire, England

This intimate North Yorkshire glampsite provides the full Wuthering Heights experience. In winter, there's a windswept [...]

Man becomes fourth in his family to suffer testicular cancer, it may just have saved his life

Salesman Matt Inman-Shore first heard about testicular cancer when he was a boy — his father, grandfather and uncle [...]

Bake Off Prue Leith’s emotional quest to find adopted daughter’s birth mum

Travelling to Cambodia to help her adopted daughter find her ­biological mum was a quest that left a normally [...]

The true heartbreak behind Belgravia’s tragic opening: Julian Fellowes reveals ball, battle and betrayal scenes in ITV drama are all based on reality

'The storyline is true and based on the 5th Earl of Berkeley,' Fellowes said  Its lavish scenes depict one of  [...]

Misbehaviour: Miss World women’s liberation protest in front of 100m viewers

At the Miss World pageant in the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1970, 100 women armed with handbags full of rotten veg, [...]

Father of twin boys slaughtered in Jeremy Bamber’s killing spree reveals how he was robbed of his dead sons’ milk teeth he kept as a memento

Six-year-old twins Nicholas and Daniel were murdered in rural Essex in 1985 Their uncle Jeremy Bamber, 24, also [...]

Crooks ‘deliberately getting locked up to make thousands of pounds in prison’

Former inmate and restorative justice campaigner Peter Woolf claims that contraband is rife inside prisons. Crooks are [...]

The Whitsunday Islands: The heart of the Great Barrier Reef

Devastated by Cyclone Debbie two years ago, the Whitsunday Islands took a severe battering. Surrounded by the Great [...]

Ki-Ra Holistic Living Boca de Chavón, Dominican Republic

Bohemian, chic and calm, remote Ki-Ra, on the Dominican Republic’s south coast, is a bio-diverse haven for birds, [...]

Ki-Ra, Dominican Republic, Find the calm away from the hoards in the ‘birthplace of the earth spirit’

Ki-Ra was designed to bring people and nature together in the land of the Taíno – legendary healers and experts in [...]

Jo was powerless to stop her sister going back into the lion’s den

Jo Beverley tells how she felt powerless to save her sister Natalie Hemming from emotional and physical abuse. Natalie [...]

Brutal stepdad Paul Hemming made kids’ lives hell before killing their mum

Kirstie Hemming tells how her stepdad made her and her siblings stand in the 'naughty corner' for 13 hours in harrowing [...]

Mum denied cuddle as her baby lay dying after being attacked

Six-month-old Ruben Sweet-Harris suffered two aneurysms as a result of the ordeal and later died. The heartbroken [...]

Scandinavians ask why we English hate our children – maybe they’re right

We need to take action to save our kids, says SIR AL AYNSLEY-GREEN, Visiting Professor of Advocacy for Children at [...]

Blood disorder that makes it agony for Love Island’s Rosie Williams to bump her knee

Blood disorder that makes it agony for Love Island's Rosie Williams to bump her knee (but, on the plus side, it means [...]

I felt too ugly to live

Dysmorphia sufferer reveals how she learned to cope after considering suicide at 13 and being diagnosed at 19. Kitty [...]

The bride and the brute

Aged just 19, pregnant - and marrying her first love - Sam, Barnett, 26, didn't realise how scared she should