Rugby player who shattered his kidney in FOUR places and had injuries "worse than a 70mph" car crash makes miracle recovery

Rugby player who shattered his kidney in FOUR places and had injuries 'worse than a 70mph' car crash makes miracle recovery Kieran O'Connor, 22, was accidentally kneed in the back by a rival playerLost six pints of blood during emergency surgery to remove the organCan now never play rugby again as only has one kidney remaining By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:17 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:24 GMT, 13 March 2013 An innocuous rugby tackle led to Kieran O'Connor suffering kidney injuries worse than a '70mph car crash victim' A rugby player has made a miraculous recovery after shattering his kidney in four places following an innocuous tackle. Kieran O'Connor, 22, had his kidney 'disintegrated' when a rival player accidentally kneed him in the back as they both went for the ball in the last minute of a match earlier this month

Tasmania bush fires: Five-year-old dog survives and offers symbol of hope

Australia's tiny symbol of hope: How Charlie the pug survived catastrophic bushfires which left half his body burned Five-year-old dog stuns vets by surviving horrific injuriesHe lived despite being in home reduced to cinders and ashes By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 12:43 GMT, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:08 GMT, 13 January 2013 Wrapped in a bandage after suffering 50 per cent burns to his body, it is not surprising Charlie the five-year-old pug looks somewhat doleful. But the adorable dog has become the latest symbol of hope from the devastation wreaked by the Australian bushfires after miraculously surviving the inferno. When he was rescued by police close to his owners' devastated home in Dunalley, south west Tasmania, at first no-one expected him to pull through

Mall Santa stuns deaf boy, 3, by using sign language to ask if he has been naughty or nice

Father Christmas knows sign language! Mall Santa stuns deaf boy, 3, by using sign to ask if he's been naughty or nice | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 25 December 2012 Three-year-old Cameron Sylvester, who is legally deaf, was too scared to sit in Santa's lap at a mall in suburban Boston, that is until Kris Kringle surprised him by asking in sign language if he was a good boy in a scene straight out of the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street. Like many other families, the Sylvesters recently paid a visit to Bass Pro Shops in Foxboro, Massachusetts, to have pictures taken with the resident Santa Claus. While the three-year-old's sister, Arianna, ran to get in line to sit in Santa's lap, Cameron, who has a condition called auditory neuropathy, was too shy and stayed back with his parents.

The dogs given a new life for Christmas: Three shih-tzus so badly neglected they couldn"t see happily rehomed after makeover

The dogs given a new life for Christmas: Three badly neglected shih-tzus cleaned up and rehomed with loving families Dogs were rescued by RSPCA after six months of horrifying neglectLacy, Molly and Angus were unable to see or walk when found Inspector: 'I've never seen such a deeply depressing sight as these dogs'Owner Pauline Kinghorn has been banned from keeping animals for life | UPDATED: 14:30 GMT, 24 December 2012 Three dogs who were neglected so badly that they could not see or walk have all been re-homed with loving families in time for Christmas. The three shih-tzus had to be rescued from squalid conditions which left their coats so overgrown and matted with food and faeces that they could not see properly and had to drag their back legs when they tried to move around. Lacy, Molly and Angus, who are now healthy, have each gone to new homes after it was estimated that they had been neglected for at least six months

So whose dog did he bury? Pet owner"s shock after his missing dog returns home

So whose dog did he bury Pet owner's joy after his missing pet returns home … two days after he gave it a solemn send off Jimmy the border terrier went missing during a walk near EdinburghFive days later, owner Scott Walker was told a dog had been found dead Mr Walker and girlfriend Cathy Herse said their goodbyes and buried the dog But two days after that, Jimmy turned up in Fairmilehead | UPDATED: 18:03 GMT, 21 December 2012 A dog lover spoke of his amazement yesterday after he was reunited with the runaway pet he thought had died, two days after burying the wrong animal

Could Roquefort be GOOD for the heart? Blue cheese has anti-inflammatory properties that guard against cardiovascular disease

Could Roquefort be GOOD for the heart Blue cheese has anti-inflammatory properties that guard against cardiovascular disease Biotechnologists say Roquefort may be a 'miracle food' behind French diners' famous good health But claims the mouldy blue cheese is a miracle health food are rotten, says leading nutritionist | UPDATED: 22:53 GMT, 17 December 2012 When you settle down to the cheese board this Christmas, try not to feel too guilty.

Baby makes miracle recovery after heart "swelled to the size of a football"

Baby with heart that 'swelled to the size of a football' makes miracle recovery from surgery Little Liam diagnosed with faulty valve which made his heart swellHis parents were told he would die without an operation but could also die during surgerySurgery to replace the faulty valve with a pig's valve was a success | UPDATED: 18:56 GMT, 5 December 2012 A baby born with a swollen heart has made a miraculous recovery after having risky surgery.