A mother from Newcastle has had 17 children taken from her by a local authority over the last 30 years. Charities believe it to be the highest number recorded in England and Wales.

The woman has been pregnant throughout most of her adult life and has given birth each time knowing that the children would almost certainly be taken from her within hours of being born.

Reported by The Guardian. You can read the full story here. 

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