Revealed: Patrick Moore's secret 'sons'. A deeply moving interview with the three men adopted by the astronomer after losing their fathersThe stories of Ian Makins, Chris Doherty and Adam Corrie provide an extraordinary insight into the man who was as luminous and yet as mysterious as the skies he studied For Sir Patrick the three of them were simply 'my family'Their memories are full of laughter; memories of impromptu parties at his home, travels around the world and shared friendships | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 17 December 2012 When Sir Patrick Moore passed away at the age of 89 last week following a short illness, the impression was of a solitary, eccentric soul who died as he lived – alone. A short statement released on his behalf told us his beloved cat Ptolemy was with him, along with the carers he relied upon in his latter years, but there was no wife, no children – in fact, no blood relative at all
Teenager, 15, kills herself two months after 'suicide' of her younger sister, 13, who was targeted by cyberbullies | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 15 December 2012 A teenager took her own life less than two months after her 13-year-old sister killed herself. Shannon Gallagher, 15, from Co Donegal was found on Thursday by foster carers she had been placed with, hours after telling them that she was going to bed.
Children in UKIP foster row have been split up: Decision sparks further criticism of Rotherham council | UPDATED: 00:00 GMT, 27 November 2012 Appeal: UKIP's Lisa Duffy says the couple want the children back The three children removed from their foster parents because the couple were UKIP members have been separated from one another, it emerged last night.