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Sunday Thoughts – Week 1 of Social Distancing

By Helen Shingler: Today is Mother’s Day and for many of us it will be the strangest one ever.  No family gatherings for a special Sunday lunch at the pub, restaurant or even in our own homes. If Grannie lives even a few miles up the road or we have […]

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What is helping you get through this difficult time?

By Helen Shingler: I’ve been spending a lot of time lately just staring out the window at our bird feeders, marvelling at the way life just carries on for our little feathered friends!  They aren’t aware of the Coronavirus crisis affecting us globally.  They are just going about their daily […]

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Paramedic students will benefit from additional NHS funding at uni

This is the first time paramedic students will benefit from additional NHS funding while at university. The funding will be provided on top of existing support, including student loans. The full list of new and continuing students set to benefit from the funding is as follows: dietetics dental hygiene or […]

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House sales – time for a change?

Having had 4 house sales fall through for different reasons (most of them mainly to do with the buyers) in the last 18 months, I can tell you that selling houses is a stressful business. I bumped into someone today whose sale had fallen through only last Friday in her […]

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Operation Banner – fifty years on

This opinion piece was sent in by a reader: On August 14th 1969, at the request of the Unionist government, British troops were deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland in an attempt to control the escalating riots in the province. This operation, entitled Operation Banner, involved the Royal Navy, […]

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