Total betrayal

Sometimes a news story makes you so cross and upset it's impossible to ignore. And as a mum my heart goes out to the four little children (aged three months to four years) who were abandoned by their mum while she went partying.

It was, she says, 'a moment of madness'. But from the news footage of her home the family had clearly been living in squalor for some time. It makes you wonder why no one had been alerted to their plight before she left them home alone.

written by Liz Jarvis