Bursting with joy: Mother celebrates quads" first birthday after defying the doctors who urged her to have two aborted

Bursting with joy: Mother celebrates quads' first birthday after defying the doctors who urged her to have two aborted Emma and Martin Robbins naturally conceived quads at odds of 750,000 to 1The couple were urged by doctors to abort two to save the others' lives But they defied medical advice and continued with the quad pregnancyCouple are now celebrating the first birthdays of their four healthy boys – Samuel, Reuben, Joshua and Zachary ” class=”blkBorder” /> With his newborn son: Martin Robbins with Zachary, one of the identical twins out of the quadruplets very unusually born on 29 February 2012 Not only were they conceived naturally at odds of 750,000 to one, they are also the only leap year quads in Britain to have been born on February 29 — the chances of that are 3.5 million to one — and will therefore celebrate a birthday only every four years. They are also flourishing despite the physical risks of multiple births. Indeed, when Emma — a former project manager — discovered she was pregnant with quads, she was advised repeatedly to ‘selectively reduce’ two of the foetuses to give the remaining pair a better chance of survival

Give Santa back! Turkish professor calls for return of St Nicholas" bones which were taken to the Vatican in the 11th century

Give Santa back! Turkish professor calls for return of St Nicholas' bones which were taken to the Vatican in the 11th century | UPDATED: 19:22 GMT, 23 December 2012 With an address at the North Pole, every child knows where Santa Claus lives. But the ancient remains of the person on whom the mythical figure of Father Christmas is based are at the centre of a tug-of-war