Kirstie Allsopp"s Twitter attack on childbirth charity

Kirstie Allsopp's Twitter attack on childbirth charity: Presenter dismisses its advice and calls it a 'scary organisation' By Simon Cable and Paul Revoir PUBLISHED: 00:58 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:51 GMT, 4 January 2013 Kirstie Allsopp has become embroiled in a Twitter row with the UK’s biggest parenting charity. The TV presenter attacked the National Childbirth Trust over its pro-natural birth stance, dismissing its advice as ‘b*******’ and calling it ‘a politicised, dogmatic and scary organisation’. The controversial tweets to her 272,000 followers prompted one NCT teacher to threaten her with legal action.

Home for Christmas: The brave baby girl born 15 weeks early weighing less than a tin of baked beans

Home for Christmas: The brave baby girl born 15 weeks early weighing less than a tin of baked beans Tiny Amber-May Bass weighed less than 1lb when she was born in August Parents feared family would never enjoy Christmas togetherShe is now well enough to spend festive period with her family – granting her older sister's Christmas wish | UPDATED: 15:21 GMT, 24 December 2012 A hospital's smallest surviving premature baby has defied the odds to make it home for Christmas after her older sister 'asked Santa' to make it happen. Amber-May Bass weighed less than 1lb when she was born 15 weeks early on August 3 – lighter than a large tin of beans, which weighs around 1.1lbs

Ministers expect big win on gay marriage vote despite increasingly bad-tempered protests from Tory traditionalists

Ministers expect big win on gay marriage vote despite increasingly bad-tempered protests from Tory traditionalists | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 11 December 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron is said to be 'relaxed' about the fact that some Tories are reusing to back gay marriage Plans to legalise gay marriage will be passed by a ‘big majority’ amid increasingly bad-tempered protests from Tory traditionalists, it was claimed yesterday. Speaking as ministers prepared to set out detailed proposals today, the Prime Minister accepted that equal marriage rights were ‘not a priority by any stretch of the imagination’ and said he was ‘relaxed’ about the prospect of some Conservatives refusing to support them.

Now you can get all the way round London on the overground…As long as you don"t mind catching three trains

Now you can get all the way round London on the overground as 76m final piece of track completes circleThe 76m line – running 16 trains an hour – will reduce journey timesAround 12.3m passengers a year are expected to use the new linkFrom Clapham Junction, it will now take 28 minutes to Canada Water and 35 minutes to ShoreditchBut a trip on the orbital section cannot be taken uninterrupted | UPDATED: 20:09 GMT, 10 December 2012 A 76million 'missing link' stretch of railway – dubbed the M25 on rails – was officially opened to rush hour passengers today. The new 1,422 yards of track south west of Surrey Quays station links the east London section of London Overground with existing track to the north of Queen’s Road Peckham in south east London.

Caesarean sections now account for a QUARTER of all births – and older mothers are the reason why

Caesarean sections now account for a QUARTER of all births – and older mothers are the reason why 18 per cent over mothers over 35 opted not to give birth naturallyRoyal College of Midwives raises concern about a quarter of mothers having the surgery But teen pregnancies down by a fifth in five years | UPDATED: 00:46 GMT, 7 December 2012 25 per cent of mothers in England had a Caesarean – a slight increase from the previous year Older mothers are behind the number of Caesarean sections rising yet again. The latest maternity figures show that 25 per cent of mothers in England had a caesarean – a slight increase from the previous year, according to data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).