Dad devastated to lose ‘best friend and soul mate’ daughter in alcohol-related death, inquest hears

A father whose daughter died after struggling with alcoholism for several years was devastated when he lost his “best friend and soul mate,” according to an investigation. Lucy Jane West, 34 years old and from Guildford, died on June 19 and had a “significant history of alcohol addiction,” assistant coroner Karen Henderson said Monday (September … Read more

Tributes to hero dad ‘with good heart and soul’ who was stabbed to death ‘protecting teen daughter’

TRIBUTES were paid to a heroic father who was stabbed to death after confronting a gang of teenagers. James Markham, who was attacked after allegedly trying to defend his daughter, was “a man with a good heart and soul” according to a close friend. Jamie was attacked outside of his own home while trying to … Read more

Neo-Soul star Louis Baker bought a house, and turned into his dad

MONIQUE FORD / stuff Wellington-based singer-songwriter Louis Baker and his partner Cushla Aston spent three years looking for an apartment before they managed to buy their beloved first home in Tītahi Bay, Wellington. Wellington-based singer-songwriter Louis Baker of Neo-Soul recently bought his first house in Tītahi Bay with his partner Cushla Aston. You live three … Read more

EPUT deaths: Dad says every time he relives son’s death ‘part of his soul dies’

One father has said that every time he lives through his son’s death, part of his soul dies as the mistakes that have contributed to himself and 10 other people have been exposed. The Essex Partnership University Trust (EPUT) has been fined for repeatedly failing to minimize the risks that resulted in the deaths of … Read more