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One in ten new born babies comes to a neonatal unit.

What does it take to care for the sickest premature babies? 5 live takes a look inside the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Burnley General hospital.

First recorded triplets that were conceived at different times

British woman was pregnant with twins then two weeks later, became pregnant again

Triplets Kathleen, Delilah and Tabitha are the first in the world known to have been conceived at different times. Kathleen and Delilah were conceived two weeks. Professor Simon Fishel is founder of CARE fertility which runs IVF clinics in Britain, and explains if the impossible is possible. (Photo: Pregnant woman. Credit: Getty Images)

Mum who lost a second child at birth finds comfort in handstitched "angel gown".

The touching moment a mum meets the woman who made a burial dress for her baby to help her grieve.

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Parents' anger at baby deaths NHS trust

Hayley Matthews says baby Jack adds to the list of avoidable deaths at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust.

Trust says lessons have been learned after avoidable baby deaths

Tracey Higgins

BBC Local Live

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust says systems are in place to learn from a series of avoidable baby deaths. 

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has ordered a review. Five baby deaths involved a failure to correctly monitor the baby's heart rate during labour. 

Tamsin Morris who lost her baby Ivy
Morris family

The trust says improvements have been made - and mortality-rates are in line with the national average. 

I would acknowledge that in the case of fetal heart rate monitoring and CTG monitoring, we've identified a number of cases where that hasn't been fully implemented and where we have learnt both in terms of human error and in terms of analysis of monitoring, that that should have been improved. We've put systems in place to do so."

Edwin BormanMedical Director at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust