Child Death

The Shocking Plight of 330,000 Disabled Children in the UK

Fiona Smith | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Fiona Smith

We cannot rely on charities: this needs to be a top priority for our Government and we need to find ways of working together to address this issue. It's no good having policy in place if it is not put into practice. The system needs to be overhauled and fast, if we are to provide the care and support that all disabled children and their families deserve.

The Blight of Drugs on Our Society Is Creeping Inwards

Anne Marie Cockburn | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Marie Cockburn

An independent review of existing policy would be a good, practical starting point. An evidence-based approach is vital and a bit of common-sense wouldn't go amiss either. My dream would be for a safety-first approach using realism rather than idealism. It's vital that we take control of drugs in order to establish a healthier and safer society for all of us. No legislation has changed since Martha died and as long as that remains the case, that realisation eats away at me.

Family Sorrow After 'Beautiful' Nicole Hartup's Death At Youth Club

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK

Tributes have been paid to a 12-year-old girl who died after falling from a wall at a youth centre. Nicole Hartup died in hospital following the ac...

Young Death, How Do We Comfort?

Miranda Wilson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Wilson

It's a tough one to embrace. I can hear my upbringing saying, "Surely letting go of the pain is a betrayal to their memory." But is it? Perhaps the bigger betrayal is to hold onto the pain and allow it to define us. To hold onto the belief that somehow their death was wrong.

11,000 Syrian Children Have Died In Two Years

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK

Children are being deliberately targeted by snipers in Syria, with more than 11,000 killed in the brutal conflict, a new report has claimed. More t...

Pictured: The Pet Bulldog Which Mauled A Four-Year-Old Girl To Death

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

This is the first picture of the dog which mauled four-year-old Lexi Branson to death as she slept. The animal was a family pet and had been broug...

Should All Dogs Be Muzzled?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Angela McGlynn, who lost her four-year-old son John Paul Massey in 2009 when his uncle's dog attacked him, has said parents cannot "just rely on the G...

Girl Mauled To Death 'Was Friendly Child Who Was Always Smiling'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

UPDATE: First Picture Of The Bulldog Which Mauled Girl, 4, To Death Shocked neighbours last night paid tribute to the young girl, named locally as...

British Toddler Drowns In Grandparents' Pool On Spanish Holiday

The Huffington Post/ PA | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

A toddler has died after falling into a swimming pool at his grandparents' home near the Costa del Sol, the third person to die in a drowning incident...

'A Tragic Accident'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK

A schoolboy who died after a collision with a tractor at a visitor attraction farm has been named. Harry Whitlam, 11, was killed following the inci...

20 Children Dead After Eating Free School Meal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

Children eating free lunches at their school in India died within hours of eating a meal of lentils, soybeans and rice. Some 20 children have died ...

'Utterly, Utterly Sick What Has Happened'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK

A young mother believed to have killed her two children suffered badly with depression following a difficult relationship with her boy's father, neigh...

Father And Daughter 'Died In Favourite Place, On A Gloriously Sunny Day'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

A father of four who was killed in a speedboat accident along with his eight-year-old daughter was an "extremely loving father, husband, son and broth...

Mother And Two Children 'Gassed With Toxic Substance'

PA | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK

A mother and her two daughters are believed to have died in a chemical poisoning at their home. The woman, named in reports as Heena Solanki, 34, w...

Unexplained Deaths Of Woman, Two Young Girls In Ruislip

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

A woman and two children have been found dead at a house on a quiet street in Ruislip, with the deaths currently being treated as "unexplained" by pol...

Couple Jailed Over Methadone Death Of Toddler

Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

A couple whose two-year-old son died after drinking his mother's methadone have been jailed for his manslaughter. Heroin addict Sally Dent and her ...

UK's Child Mortality Performance Is Unacceptable

Enver Solomon | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Politics
Enver Solomon

One of the most shocking statistics relating to children in our country is the fact that five lives under the age of 14 would be saved each day if our record on child mortality was the best in Europe - that's the equivalent of 1600 avoidable child deaths a year; a truly startling figure.

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Murdering 4-Year-Old

PA | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

Investigations continue after a man was arrested on suspicion of murdering a four-year-old boy. Police were called by paramedics to a home in Harew...

Derby House Fire Parents Plead 'Not Guilty' To Murder Of Six Children

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Mick and Mairead Philpott, the parents of six children who died when a fire ripped through their home in Derby, wept as they pleaded not guilty to six...

'Murder Accused' Parents-Of Six Killed In Fire Due In Court

PA | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

The parents of six children who died when a fire ripped through their home are due to enter pleas to charges of murder when they appear in court on Th...

Nurse Stabbed Daughter To Death And Then Drank Anti-Freeze

PA | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

A nurse who stabbed her four-year-old daughter to death before attempting to kill herself has been jailed for 12 years. Dawn Makin, 35, became depr...

Five-Year-Old And Grandfather Drowned On Portugal Beach Named

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

A five-year-old British girl and her 66-year-old grandfather, who drowned off a Portuguese beach after being dragged into the sea by waves, were named...

Family's Anguish Over 'Loving' Toddler In Suspected Murder Case

Posted 23.04.2012 | UK

The family of a two-year-old boy who police suspect may have been murdered have paid tribute to a "loving son" who will be "greatly missed". Rio Sm...

The Fight Against Syphilis

Justin Forsyth | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK
Justin Forsyth

The greatest tragedy is surely for a mother to bury her child. But imagine the grief of passing on a deadly disease to your child - and being powerless to stop it? An estimated one million babies die every year from congenital syphilis - deaths that could be prevented by just a single shot of penicillin.

Toddler Died Under Rollercoaster 'After Slipping Through Fence'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK

A toddler was hit and killed by a rollercoaster after apparently slipping through a gap in a fence, an inquest has ruled. Erjon Hyseni died after m...