The writer Bella Bathurst was deaf for 16 years before a groundbreaking operation gave her back her hearing.
10,000 people in England are waiting for an organ, most of them kidneys. When Jean read my story about a doctor and father with end stage kidney failure, she decided she would donate her own.
Dr Simon Howell suffers from kidney failure and desperately needs a kidney transplant. He is grimly realistic about his chances of survival.
A mother’s heart rending account of her daughter’s mental illness
Every week in the UK, 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die suddenly. Hours before his wedding, Jane Davies’ finance Max Lowry, 33, collapsed: although an ambulance arrived within minutes, there was nothing anyone could do to save him.
Two organ recipients discuss whether we should have an opt in system in England or an opt out as in Wales where organs are routinely harvested.
Doctors don’t bring it up and patients are too shy to talk about it. But chronic illness shouldn’t mean the end of your sex life
A GP and father of an autistic young adult describes his battle for appropriate care for his son.
Men in Britain aged 20-49 are more likely to die from suicide than any other cause, yet we are still failing to tackle the crisis.
A new heart saved Taylor Turner aged 6, now his life hangs in the balance again.
Every year, more than 30,000 children in Britain are born, like Alfie, with an inherited genetic disorder.
There are thirteen villages called Whitchurch in the UK. Every two years they celebrate.
The menace that tears through concrete and wrecks relationships between neighbours.
The sincerest form of flattery or the quickest way to fall out with a friend?
This £24m pad in Mayfair once housed 1920s sports cars.
Plantation shutters are everywhere and the new key marker that an area is on its way up.
Once you start thinking of your house as a hot date, you will never again have to suffer the agony of coughing up thousands of pounds to stay in rental properties that turn out to be far less comfortable than your own home.
Designed by John Nash, flattened during the Blitz and rebuilt as dingy offices, Park Crescent now offers last-word-in-luxe flats for wealthy downsizers
he founder of Quiet Mark is on a mission to turn down the noise of modern life. Her tip for achieving serenity? Spend an hour a day listening to the birds
Tom Conti’s much-loved sprawling home in Hampstead was inspired by Lewis Carroll.
Dove grey is the answer to all interior indecision, so why did we decide to paint our front door yellow?
Just say no.
My own completely unscientific research has led me to believe that even the most objectionable child is nicer after a brisk bounce. But how safe are trampolines? Not very, according to experts.
Welcome to Britain’s priciest batchelor pad, designed by Candy and Candy with a budget of over £18M
Who knew it is your halogen lights that are responsible for whooping up energy bills.
How one family turned over their own home in Somerset to others seeking refuge
Developers are cashing in on London’s status as the billionaire capital. I take the first look at the latest uber-luxe offering
No expense was spared in the reconfiguration of this super-luxe mansion on the prestigious Wentworth Estate in Surrey
Can a new energy-efficient pellet fuelled range ever live up to the blessed Aga? We cook Christmas dinner on one to find out.
Grade 2 listed Castle Goring is for sale…for £500,000 but what’s the catch?.
Once an ordinary house in an ordinary street in Essex, Talliston House has been transformed by its owner John Trevillian into a series of historical locations.
Across Britain, thousands of children skip school altogether. When the system fails, is home schooling the answer?
‘I was very lucky, as a kid I had everything thrown at me..’
The symptoms of sepsis can be mistaken for more benign conditions like flu but undiagnosed it can kill within hours.
The undiagnosed heart condition that kills 600 young people under the age of 35 every year. This grief stricken mother believes everybody under the age of 35 should be tested.
Thalidomiders talk about their lives, fifty years’ on
Fifty years’ ago, The Sunday Times played a crucial role in uncovering the Thalidomide scandal. As the story is played out again on Call the Midwife, I met the mothers and their who took it and their children who suffered horrific deformities.
When the thalidomide scandal erupted in 1961, the drug was soon banned. Yet pregnant women in Spain continued taking it until the 1980s — and the authorities refuse to accept responsibility.
And back to kitchen basics
Research suggests a growing number of us are sleeping with our dogs.
Full size dog sofas and dedicated double beds..Living with the World’s Biggest Dog
Why are we too embarrassed to tell cleaners what we want?
Why expensive lotions are money down the drain
In Britain, 40% of all sex crimes are against children, and at least 35,000 attempts to access child abuse images are blocked every day. Caroline Scott and Michael Bilton spent six months talking to the men and women fighting to bring the perpetrators to justice and to the young victims they are trying to save
Fathers often lose contact with their children after divorce. Now, more and more mothers are going through that same searing experience.
Thousands of intensive care patients suffer terrifying hallucinations and PTSD – we are only just beginning to understand why
200,000 children in Britain look after sick or disabled relatives with little support
A journey through ‘treatments’ for my son’s learning difficulties
How the money was spent
20,000 Children are brain injured each year, yet only a handful receive specialist rehabilitation
Paula Daly owned her own home and business before losing everything. And she’s not alone. increasing numbers of middle class people are finding themselves among the ranks of ‘hidden homeless’.
Hundreds of children take to the stage every night. What is life like for them and are they being pushed too far?
Toby is nine years old. Last year he began starving himself. His parents, teachers and Doctors have no idea why. Caroline reports on the rise of anorexia in primary school children.