The public have voted and crowned Corrie star Kym Marsh as the winner of the 2009 Mother of the Year title, but who else was in the running? Here they are in no particular order:
These days the Spice Girl embraces motherhood with daughter Bluebell Madonna, who was born in May 2006 after a brief relationship with screenwriter Sacha Gervasi.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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