Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday the machine does the work his two kidneys can no longer do as a knock-on effect of Type 1 Diabetes. Hughie has been a diabetic since 1991 which caused his kidneys to start failing around 2007. He had 28pc kidney function at that stage which fell to 11pc over the following three years. Eventually, Hughie was put on dialysis in 2010 and has been on the waiting list for a kidney transplant ever since. He’s one of 52 patients currently undergoing dialysis in Sligo. It would be tough going for anyone but Hughie is also the sole carer of his 9 year old daughter Kaytelyn who has Down’s Syndrome, since his first wife Gráinne died after a brief illness five years ago. Hughie has to lie down for 2-3 hours after each dialysis session in the unit. "The nursing staff, consultant Dr James Lineen and my GP Dr Damien Tiernan are fantastic. I was the brave one at the end of each session of dialysis when I started, but my energy is lower now," … [Read more...] about ‘I have two bags ready, two mobile phones and a tank of fuel in the car in case I get the call’
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0 Have your say HAMPSHIRE Chamber of Commerce is throwing its weight behind a campaign to identify, share and improve areas of no mobile phone coverage. The business membership organisation says that despite welcome progress in network rollout for voice and text, there are still too many so-called ‘not spots’ where coverage is unavailable or weak.These often occur in busy commercial centres and major road and rail routes, creating connection problems for businesses and consumers alike.The chamber is urging mobile users to log ‘not spots’ they experience on a simple online form detailing the locality and mobile service provider.Ross McNally, Hampshire Chamber executive chairman, said: ‘The aim is to share and report gaps in coverage that are causing real connection problems right here in Hampshire.‘We’re linking with British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) who are building up the national not spot picture.‘We want to bring together … [Read more...] about Campaign aims to improve mobile phone coverage in Hampshire
THOUSANDS of drivers are caught each year by eagle-eyed cops after using their mobile phones at the wheel, with distracted drivers causing hundreds of fatal accidents on Britain's roads. Despite several high-profile campaigns and the government hiking up the fine if you are caught, some motorists persist in texting and calling while driving. But actually even touching your phone while driving is against the law, whether to check a message or use GPS. Can you use a mobile phone while driving? It has been illegal to touch a mobile phone - even with a hands free set - while driving since 2003. This includes using a mobile to follow a map, read a text or check social media. The law applies even if you are stopped at traffic lights or queuing in traffic as your engine is still running. You can only use a handheld phone if you are safely parked or need to call 999 or 112 in an emergency and it is unsafe or impractical to stop. Can you use hands-free? You can use … [Read more...] about Is it illegal to use your mobile phone while driving, how much is the fine and do you get points on your licence?
Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of thousands of pounds worth of mobile phones. The four phones were taken from the O2 store in St Benedicts Court, Huntingdon, at about 11.30am yesterday, Wednesday March 28.Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting CF0164140318 or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org … [Read more...] about CCTV released after thousands of pounds worth of mobile phones stolen
Police are urging anyone with mobile phone or CCTV footage of the stabbing in Littlehampton to come forward. Officers attended Terminus Road in the town centre at around 2.45pm yesterday and discovered the three victims in the nearby High Street.A 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy suffered serious injuries from being stabbed. Both remain in a stable condition at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.A third victim, a 16-year-old boy, suffered minor injuries as part of the same incident.The suspect, a 16-year-old boy from Worthing, was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and remains in custody.The four teenagers involved are believed to be known to each other and police are continuing with enquiries this morning.Sussex Police are carrying out increased patrols while the investigation continues.Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any footage please report online or call 101 quoting reference Operation Sudbury. Alternatively, you can visit the … [Read more...] about Police need mobile phone footage of Littlehampton stabbings