Theatre bosses branded "scrooges" after banning children under the age of three from Christmas pantomime for being "too noisy"

Theatre bosses branded 'scrooges' after banning children under the age of three from Christmas pantomime for being 'too noisy'The Hawthorne Theatre has banned under threes from its pantomineBosses at the Welwyn Garden City venue say the ban is 'house policy' Mother-of-five Mel Hackworth told she can sit in the foyer with her son | UPDATED: 20:33 GMT, 19 December 2012 Excluded: Under-threes have been banned from Jack and the Beanstalk at The Hawthorn Theatre, Hertfordshire 'Scrooge'-like theatre bosses have banned toddlers from attending a pantomine – because they are too noisy. Parents slammed killjoys at The Hawthorne Theatre in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, after it banned children under the age of three from its Jack and the Beanstalk show

Little girl whose TONGUE wouldn"t stop growing – and nearly suffocated her – can smile again thanks to surgery

Remarkable story of little girl whose TONGUE wouldn't stop growing – but now she can smile thanks to surgeryOlivia, now two, was born with syndrome that caused accelerated growth of her tongue. Doctors first noticed something amiss during a 4D scan The condition left her unable to eat or talk and she needed a tracheotomy to help her breathe It is now under control after three rounds of surgery and her parents say she is always smiling and is catching up with her peers | UPDATED: 23:19 GMT, 10 December 2012 A toddler born with a condition that meant her tongue wouldn't stop growing can now smile for the first time, thanks to surgery. Baby Olivia Gillies nearly suffocated because her tongue suffered 'accelerated growth' – caused by Beckwiths Wiedemann Syndrome