The walls are still blue in the bedroom where Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah once slept. Against the makeshift sky the little girl created, she stuck pictures of aeroplanes. For before succumbing to the asthma which blighted much of her childhood, nine-year-old Ella dreamt of becoming a pilot. Lying in her bed, she could pretend she was flying through the air. But what would Ella have said if someone had told her it was the air that was actually making her so sick? That is a question her mother, Rosamund, has been asking herself since a coroner made legal history last week by ruling that illegal levels of air pollution near the family home in Lewisham, South London, contributed to her daughter’s death in 2013. For before succumbing to the asthma which blighted much of her childhood, nine-year-old Ella dreamt of becoming a pilot. Lying in her bed, she could pretend she was flying through the air The ground-breaking ruling on Wednesday, at the end of a second inquest, after the initial ruling in 2014 was quashed by the High Court, is the first of its kind in the UK, possibly even in the world. ‘Ella thought that flying was as close to… Read full this story
- Their 2-year-old daughter died in surgery. They had no idea the hospital was warned it couldn’t handle her case
- Can a daughter's frantic 911 call convict or free her father from charges that he killed his wife?
- An Abandoned Weapon in the Fight Against Hate Speech
- Colorado, Utah tribe worries nation’s last uranium mill is contaminating water, causing uptick in illness
- Russia-Ukraine War Day 12: Civilian deaths toll rises, oil prices surge
- Ukraine News: Russian journalist Oksana Baulina killed in Kyiv
- From poisonous undies to deadly cocktails, Russia has a long and wild history of targeting its enemies
- Coronation Street spoilers – Fans BEWILDERED by ‘invisible child’ mystery plot twist; plus Emmerdale and EastEnders news
- To fight climate despair, this Christian ecologist says science isn't enough
- 'Most people here die in silence': Inside the fight to save Yemen's health system
Pollution killed my darling girl... I'll fight on to save others from invisible enemy: After landmark ruling that toxic air caused her daughter's death, the extraordinary and moving story of a grieving mother's vow have 334 words, post on www.dailymail.co.uk at December 21, 2020. This is cached page on xBlogs. If you want remove this page, please contact us.