Candid pictures capture the birth of the groovy "teenage" generation in 1940s America

Drinking milkshakes, an evening at the drive-in and dancing the night away: Candid pictures capture the birth of the 'teenage' generation having a gas in 1940s America By Thomas Durante PUBLISHED: 17:19 GMT, 14 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:07 GMT, 15 April 2013 Before Justin Bieber, One Direction and Gossip Girl, the carefree teens of the early 1940s sipped milkshakes, listened to records and went on their first dates – usually to the movies to catch a flick. The stunning images by photographer Nina Leen, captured daily life of the American teenager as the country emerged from the Great Depression and World War II was waged abroad

Parent"s agony as hospital lets anorexic teenager go home to die after she was given full control of her own treatment

Parent's agony as hospital lets anorexic teenager go home to die after she was given full control of her own treatment Laura Willmott, 18, had endured a five-year battle with the disease Collapsed and died from a cardiac arrest after starving herself to barely 5st Her parents blame decision to let her take charge of own treatment at 18 'Was in no fit state to make decisions herself about treatment,' said mother'Her level of deceit was breathtaking' when it came to not taking in food By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 16:51 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:44 GMT, 22 February 2013 Laura Willmott, 18, died from anorexia after a long battle with the eating disorder The parents of a teenage anorexia sufferer who was allowed to refuse treatment because she was legally an adult have spoken out against a system that ‘doomed ‘ their daughter. Laura Willmott, 18, collapsed and died after starving herself to barely five stone in weight. The former private schoolgirl had battled the disease for five years.

Desperate hunt launched for British teenager missing in searing heat of the Australian outback

Desperate hunt launched for British teenager who is missing in the searing heat of the Australian outbackSam Woodhead, 18, was staying on cattle ranch in QueenslandThe teenager, from London, hasn't been seen since TuesdayPolice say they have grave fears for his safety as daytime temperatures soared to almost 40C By Richard Shears PUBLISHED: 06:52 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:52 GMT, 14 February 2013 Missing: Sam Woodhead, 18, from Richmond, south-west London, went for a run on Tuesday and hasn't been seen since A desperate search has been launched for a British teenager who is missing in the searing heat of the Australian outback. Sam Woodhead, 18, from Richmond, south-west London, went for a run on Tuesday from the Queensland cattle ranch where he had been staying – and failed to return. Police said today they held grave fears for his safety as daytime temperatures soared to almost 40C.

Teenager arrested after the death of nine-year-old boy who was killed in car crash

Teenager arrested after the death of nine-year-old boy who was killed in car crash The boy was pronounced dead at the scene todayAn 18-year-old was taken into custody for questioning By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:22 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:54 GMT, 3 February 2013 A teenager, 18, has been arrested after the death of a nine-year-old boy who suffered multiple injuries when he was hit by a car.

"Leave the man be": Let the BBC honour DJ John Peel, says woman he seduced at 15

Woman 'seduced by John Peel aged 15' urges BBC to continue plans to name part of HQ after late DJ By Louise Eccles PUBLISHED: 23:58 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:48 GMT, 19 January 2013 The woman who claims she had a an affair with the DJ said he did absolutely nothing wrong A woman who claims she had an affair with John Peel when she was 15 has urged the BBC to continue with plans to name part of its headquarters after the radio presenter. The BBC announced in March it would rename the Egton Wing of Broadcasting House the Peel Wing.

Teenager with spina bifida who was told to "get used to a wheelchair" walks again after pioneering operation

Teenager with spina bifida who was told to 'get used to a wheelchair' walks again after pioneering operation Charlotte was confined to a wheelchair aged 11 and told to 'just get on with it'But expert at Southampton General Hospital was convinced she could get Charlotte standing again Days before 18th birthday Charlotte underwent a complex operation to lengthen the tight muscles at the hips, knees and feetShe can now walk and says it feels 'completely natural' | UPDATED: 09:53 GMT, 26 December 2012 Charlotte Volante on a Jersey beach. Now she is walking her new ambition is to learn how to drive A teenager who was told to get on with life in a wheelchair life because she would never walk again is now walking after a pioneering operation. Charlotte Volante, from Jersey, had been confined to a wheelchair since the age of 11 after being born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus (water on the brain).

"Very bright" schoolgirl, 14, who "hated being a teenager" and was anxious over exams hanged herself in her bedroom

'Very bright' schoolgirl, 14, who 'hated being a teenager' and was anxious over exams hanged herself in her bedroomCourtney Gwynn was an 'anxious' but bright girl, terrified of poor gradesIn the days before her death, she had Googled the phrase 'failing at school' Sister tells inquest, in Cornwall, he was concerned 'about the state of the world' and 'hated being a teenager in this decade' She was also worried about spending the 'rest of her life in debt'Mother says she was 'bright and creative' but compared herself to othersMother: 'I absolutely did not see this coming – we are in shock' | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 14 December 2012 Tragic: Courtney Gwynn, who wanted to become an actress, was an 'anxious' but bright girl who was terrified she would get poor grades A tormented 14-year-old schoolgirl, who 'hated being a teenager' killed herself because she was scared of failing at school, an inquest heard today.

Teenager charged with murder of four siblings in house fire following party to celebrate mother"s birthday

Teenager charged with murder of four siblings in house fire following party to celebrate mother’s birthdayDyson Allen, 19, had originally been arrested in connection with the fire in JanuaryHe was charged today ,police have tonight confirmedThe teenager will appear before magistrates in Blackpool tomorrow morning A teenager has been charged with the murder of four siblings who died in a house fire, police have confirmed. Dyson Allen, 19, will appear before magistrates in Blackpool tomorrow accused of murdering Reece Smith, 19, four-year-old twins Holly and Ella Smith, and Jordan Smith, two, Lancashire Police said.

Grandmother, 68, ran over neighbour TWICE after his children walked onto shared driveway

Grandmother, 68, ran over neighbour TWICE after his children walked onto shared country village driveway By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 18:13 GMT, 10 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:20 GMT, 10 December 2012 Pensioner Jean Glyde, 68, left, was angry at farmer Jonathan Tunley after his children walked on her shared drive A grandmother used her 4×4 to mow down her neighbour in a dispute over a driveway. Jean Glyde, 68, twice drove directly at farmer Jonathan Tunley in an argument about access, forcing him up on to the bonnet.