A MUM has released shocking pictures of her 16-year-old son who suffered a smashed skull when he was battered by two young boys aged just 11 and 12.Bradley Kendrew was left with a badly broken nose and fractured skull when he was set upon by the two tiny yobs outside a school as he waited to meet his girlfriend.The thugs, one aged around 11 and the other 12, pulled Bradley off his mountain bike and stamped on his head repeatedly "like a football" before stealing his rucksack.His mum Nikki Young, 44, released graphic pictures of Bradley's bloodied face in a bid to catch the attackers.Nikki, an air rifle instructor from Northampton, said: "His clothes were covered in blood. He rang me and said he thought he had a broken nose."I kept saying 'where are you, I'll come and get you'."These two boys just turned on him for no reason. They pulled him off his bike and stamped on his head. They were kicking his head like a football."He has to go back to the hospital and get his nose put back into … [Read more...] about Shocking injuries to 16-year-old left with a fractured skull after vicious attack by schoolboys aged just 11 and 12
IF you search for #StrongNotSkinny on any social network site, thousands of posts appear.Made In Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh, singer Ellie Goulding, and fitness model Chloe Madeley are among those to have used the hashtag while posting pictures of themselves looking super-toned.But keeping fit is not only for the rich and famous.One in seven of us have a gym membership and the fitness market rises in value by around three per cent every year.The women you see on this page might look very different from one another but they all dedicate their lives to the same inspiring sport.Can you guess what it is?Gone are the days where being waif-like is trendy.Women are hitting the gym to tone up and build muscle.Stats show more than half of women who are members of health clubs lift weights.Here, CHRISTINA EARLE speaks to four feisty bodybuilding women who reveal why they love nothing more than adding muscle – and flexing their guns.LOUISE PLUMB is a hairdresser in Chelmsford, … [Read more...] about Can you guess the fitness secret these four women share with celebs Millie Mackintosh and Ellie Goulding?
THESE three women showed off slim, toned figures on nights out in skintight outfits – none of them realising they were heavily pregnant at the time.With no weight gain, back ache or unusual food cravings, their symptomless state is known in the medical profession as “cryptic pregnancy” and it affects one in 450 mums-to-be.Here, they tell NIKKI WATKINS how they didn’t know they were expecting . . . until they were about to give birth.CHARLOTTE THOMSON slipped her size 8 figure into a skintight dress for a big night out with workmates. Just seven days later she was admitted to hospital where a doctor told her she was in labour.Her surprise baby Molly, now 14 months old, was born three hours later. Charlotte, now 20, from Newcastle upon Tyne, says: “I’d always had regular periods and a flat stomach. I’d been out drinking every weekend and had no symptoms at all.“I just couldn’t believe I’d carried a … [Read more...] about No weight gain, no back aches, no cravings — three women reveal their total surprise when a baby suddenly arrived
WHEN we launched this year’s adventure to raise money for breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! by navigating the mountains of Oman, hundreds of would-be trekkers got in touch. Finally, we can reveal the lucky 53 to join celeb team leaders, vlogger and author Giovanna Fletcher and Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford this November. Here, the members of Team Oman reveal why they’re up for the challenge.Team Giovanna Christine Jones, 59 is a retail assistant. She lives in the Wirral with daughters Grace, 25, and Phoebe, 21. “When my eldest daughter Alex was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2013, aged just 23, we were devastated. While researching the disease she came across CoppaFeel! and travelled to conferences and schools to spread awareness. Sadly, in March 2015, Alex was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer, which claimed her life last November at just 26. Doing this trek is the perfect way to honour her. I know she’ll be … [Read more...] about We reveal the inspiring stories of the brave men and women taking on this year’s Fabulous Challenge trek in Oman to raise money for breast cancer charity CoppaFeel!