News The pregnant Italian woman who was visiting the UK for work, had her baby forcibly removed by caesarean section because she had suffered from mental ill health

Essex Council has said the child, which was removed from mother’s womb against her will, is to be adopted, but top judge has now said any further applications must be heard by him

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TEDDINGTON WERE at the centre of the drama yesterday when the leading men's and women's teams had to play EHA Cup ties without their Great Britain squad players, writes Bill Colwill.

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LOUGHBOROUGH STUDENTS lost their 100 per cent record last weekend when they were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Ealing. But they still lead the Women's National League Division One by one point from tomorrow's visitors, Old Loughtonians, and are the only team in any of the leagues not to have tasted defeat this season.

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Sir: On the matter of heart transplants for the elderly, two issues are being confused ("An epidemic of ageism in the NHS", 9 November). It would only be a matter of rationing by age, for financial reasons, if there were a sufficient supply of organs. As there is not, it is only sensible and just to ration them on the basis of the needs of the patients and their families.

Hockey: Lister answers call for Ipswich's double header

SANDY LISTER, the former England captain, retired at the beginning of the season to concentrate on coaching but she is expected to return on Sunday to an Ipswich squad, missing their two Great Britain players, for the match away to Clifton in the third round of the EHA Cup, writes Bill Colwill.

Hockey: Leicester stay on top

FYFFES LEICESTER, after just two weekends of double fixtures, remain the only Women's Premier side on maximum points writes Bill Colwill, following their 2-1 win away at Hightown on Saturday and a 3-1 win against Clifton Scottish Life yesterday with Purdy Miller scoring two goals.

Cricket: Essex hold on in hope

Worcs 308 and 365-4 dec Essex 303 and 265-4 Match drawn

Surrogate mother says gay couple deserve their twins

A SURROGATE mother carrying twins for a British millionaire gay couple denied she was doing it for money yesterday and said she believed they were deserving parents.

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Gay couple to be fathers of test-tube twins

THE FACES of the fathers-to-be show the same mixture of pride and apprehension felt by all new parents. But Barrie Drewitt and Tony Barlow have special reason to feel both. The millionaires are to become the first gay couple in Britain to be helped to father their own children using in vitro fertilisation.

Cricket: The radical solution for England

IN ITS abridged version, the story so far is that England are the worst side in the world and the counties are to blame. Spare us the gory details. This is a bang to rights case, guv, and if it required the deductive powers of a Holmes, that would be Percy not Sherlock. With this knowledge in mind and the sad prospect that not much may change shortly, the Test and one-day parties for the winter tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe will be announced tomorrow. There will be 17 men for the longer- game series, 15 for the shorter, and the latter will definitely be a team built with a view to a golden future.

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