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Brave girl, 5, walked to school in princess dress and told teacher ‘mummy can’t wake up’

Brave girl, 5, walked to school in princess dress and told teacher ‘mummy can’t wake up’

[ad_1] A brave five-year-old girl stayed with her unconscious mum all night then walked to school in a princess dress, a crown and wellie boots and told her teacher ‘mummy can’t wake up’. Poppy Davies was prancing around in her princess dress at her home in Pontllanfraith, near Blackwood in Wales, when her mum Leisha collapsed and lost consciousness, Wales Online reports. Leisha, 35, had gone into septic shock. The brave youngster stayed by her side all night unaware of what to do. But, the next morning, quick-thinking Poppy calmly unlocked the door and walked to her school, the Pontllanfraith Primary School, and told her teachers: “Mummy’s on the floor and I can’t wake her up.” READ NEXT: Zoned out and frozen on a busy Manchester morning Leisha said her daughter saved her life. In the run up to her collapsing on January 18, the mum had undergone an operation for a twisted bowel. But since returning to work she had been feeling unwell, with her legs and face starting to swell. That night her …

Gogglebox pays tribute as star ‘Mummy’ Pat Webb dies, aged 75

Gogglebox pays tribute as star ‘Mummy’ Pat Webb dies, aged 75

[ad_1] Sign up to our free IndyArts newsletter for all the latest entertainment news and reviews Sign up to our free IndyArts newsletter Gogglebox has paid tribute to former star “Mummy” Pat Webb, who has died after a “long illness” aged 75 Webb’s son, Stephen Lustig-Webb, who was on the Channel 4 entertainment show for a total of 10 years, announced the news on Monday (29 January), sharing a photo of himself alongside his mum. Alongside her son, Webb featured on three series from 2017 to 2018. Lustig-Webb left the show in 2023 after signing up to the latest series of Dancing on Ice. However, due to an ankle injury sustained during rehearsals, he had to withdraw from the show. Lustig-Webb wrote in tribute:: “Mummy Pat, you were one in a million, took everyone at face value, would share your last fiver with a stranger, the salt of the earth and the absolute centre of our world! Rest in peace mum.” A statement from the show read: “We are deeply saddened to announce that Gogglebox …

‘Send the aeroplane to come and get us, Mummy’: The children barred from joining their mothers in Britain | Immigration and asylum

‘Send the aeroplane to come and get us, Mummy’: The children barred from joining their mothers in Britain | Immigration and asylum

[ad_1] Every day since arriving in Britain, Yvonne, a nurse in the NHS, has FaceTimed her two daughters back home in Zimbabwe. Often the calls end in tears. Other days, the younger girl, aged four, asks difficult questions like, “When can you send the aeroplane to come and get us, Mummy?” “It’s heartbreaking,” Yvonne says. “I don’t know what to do.” Yvonne is one of dozens of migrant women who have been refused permission for their children to join them in Britain. Despite current rules permitting healthcare workers to bring family members, single mothers, many of them recruited to work in the NHS and care sector, are routinely having their applications denied. The applications are being refused under a decades-old Home Office rule that a child may only be given a visa if both parents are living in the UK, unless the parent living here has sole responsibility. Many of the approximately 150 women who have come forward so far have supplied extensive evidence showing they are the children’s primary caregivers. But the applications have …

A moment that changed me: I heard people sneer at me – and my mummy guilt turned to anger | Life and style

[ad_1] I was invited to speak at a travel conference in Dublin in 2013 and I brought my 18-month-old toddler with me to the event. As a professional travel writer and photographer, my presentations had been well-received, and my daughter ran around the conference on wobbly feet, charming fellow speakers and attenders. Afterwards, I took my daughter and my friend Germaine, who had come along to support me, to the pub reserved for attenders. That was when I heard their sneers. Four people – three men and a woman – were sitting right across from me, sharing the same table, throwing loaded looks and loud-whispering for my benefit. “Who brings a kid here?” I heard one of the men saying. Their hushed conversation said it all. I was a “bad mother”. Ten years later, I still replay that moment over in my mind. Up until that point, I had always shrunk with guilt whenever I travelled for work. After all, I lived in Stockholm and Sweden’s parental leave was one of the most generous in …