As the summer draws to a close at the height of what’s been an amazing season for anglers, for many this time of year also sees the beginning of what can be an exciting new dawn. As experienced veterans of the game would most certainly confirm, autumn can also ring a change that sees fishing on many waters proving to be just a little bit more difficult at times. So my thoughts are drawn towards the forthcoming winter leagues held on the canals. As the old romantic I am, many of the old school will also remember passionately, there was never anything quite like a winter league on a canal as it kicked off in autumn. Early morning mists, mixed with a unique smell of damp leaves flavouring a somewhat eerie atmosphere at times, it was always something that stood out for me and brought about a special aura to the day’s fishing, mirrored once again as the afternoon drew closer and the sun went down. With this Wigan AA in conjunction with Liverpool DAA have introduced new teams of … [Read more...] about Angling: New matches introduced to coincide with memorial match
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WHEN I lost my husband, the weeks that followed went by in a blur of grief and misery. I missed him so much. But I couldn’t just climb into bed and pull the covers over my head, whenever I wanted to. I had to go on, for the sake of our children, and I was determined to make sure they never forgot their daddy. I first met David in 2006, when we worked together at a bank. But after he asked me out, it took a while for me to agree - I was reluctant to date a colleague, in case it went wrong. Thankfully, David could be very persuasive! Because after just one date with that wonderful man, I knew I’d met the person that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. David was loving, caring and very quick witted - the funniest person you could meet. In fact I used to tease him about having a superpower, because he had this unusual ability to bring people together and make them laugh. He’d get chatting to people wherever we went. He even talked to strangers on the London … [Read more...] about My husband was diagnosed with cancer eight weeks after I gave birth… now I’m doing everything I can to keep his memory alive
Director Antonia Hillier, care manager Rachel Lark and Dawn Bunter, Regional Manager, at Stradbroke Court Care Home in Lowestoft Picture: APS CARE LTD Archant A Suffolk care home is celebrating a dramatic turnaround - having gone from an inadequate CQC rating to an award nominated dementia centre in the space of a year. The village shop Stradbroke Court Picture: APS CARE LTDStradbroke Court Care Home in Lowestoft has been nominated for a Suffolk Care Award for Innovative Approaches to Dementia Care having transformed much of the home to specialise in dementia care.Since being rated inadequate by the CQC in July last year, staff have worked tirelessly to work on areas identified in the report. It took the team less than six months to regain their good rating, while new rooms designed to inspire reminiscence in those living with dementia were developed.Dawn Bunter, who managed the care home through its most recent CQC inspection, said: “It has been a massive team … [Read more...] about Care home goes from ‘inadequate’ to award nominee in 12 months
A WOMAN poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok in Salisbury died in hospital as her partner continued to fight for his life. A murder probe into Dawn Sturgess' death was launched eight days after her and Charlie Rowley collapsed in Amesbury. Here is everything you need to know. Who was Dawn Sturgess? The 44-year-old was rushed to hospital on June 30 after falling ill at a home in Amesbury, Wiltshire. Just hours later, her partner Charlie was also taken to hospital with the same symptoms. As both remained in a critical condition, scientists from the Government’s nearby defence research centre Porton Down confirmed they had been poisoned with Novichok. It was announced on July 8 that Dawn had tragically passed away. Rowley regained consciousness on July 10 and has since been released from hospital. It is believed Dawn, 44 was exposed to at least 10 times the amount of nerve agent used on ex-KGB colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Cops are probing a theory the poison … [Read more...] about Who was Dawn Sturgess, what has the Salisbury Novichok victim’s family said about her drug addiction, and how many children does she have?
More than £1,500 has been raised by emergency department staff from the Countess of Chester Hospital for a children’s cancer charity in memory of a colleague who died earlier this month. Pamela Blaylock, a nursing assistant, passed away peacefully on June 5, aged 49, after a short battle with cancer. Her colleagues and family had hoped she would be with them for the fundraiser and it was Pam and her family’s wish that Pamfest2018 go ahead in her absence, with all money raised to be donated to Pam’s chosen charity Kidscan. Pam’s sisters Cheryl and Dawn have been overwhelmed by the support from the emergency department and all the staff involved in her care. Speaking after the event Cheryl said: “A simple thank you is not enough to express how grateful Dawn and I are for the love shown for Pam. “She always said the emergency department was like family and how right she was – Pamfest2018 was a beautiful celebration of our sister’s life. … [Read more...] about Countess staff raise money for cancer charity in memory of late colleague