Beautiful Chilton House has had an extremely chequered history that belies its current use as a tranquil care home. It has been threatened with demolition more than once, had all of its furniture sold off in the 1800s and was requisitioned in the Second World War. One of its residents even ended up dying a pauper in prison.Standing on the ridge separating the Thame and Ray valleys in the tiny western Vale village of Chilton, the newer parts of the property are believed by many to be modelled on Buckingham House (which later became Buckingham Palace). Today it looks and feels more like a grand hotel than an institutionalised medical facility.Its owner, Buckinghamshire’s Lord Lieutenant Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher recently engaged Victoria Andrews, a lady with a background in hotels rather than residental care, to oversee the premises.His wife Lady Sara said: “We brought Victoria in with the focus that once our guests are up and running we want them to have the best of a … [Read more...] about Taking care of manor’s colourful past
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The sound my pump made that afternoon was not like the other sounds on the neurology ward. It was nothing like the jaunty ping of the obs machine, which measures vitals and plays the opening bars of the Magic Roundabout theme as it starts up. It was nothing like the distant lowing of phones on the front desk or the creak of porters wheeling beds over uneven linoleum. Around two, my pump suddenly produced an angry, insistent electronic bleating, the unmistakable voice of something going wrong. Lemtrada is a chemotherapy drug that has proved useful in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. It kills lymphocytes, which have been described to me as the attack dogs of the immune system, roving around and savaging anything that looks suspicious. In multiple sclerosis, these lymphocytes find their way into the central nervous system, where they are not meant to be. Once there, they begin to shred the coating of the cells that make up the brain and spinal cord. By killing these lymphocytes … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight The nurse who calmly saved my life (and won’t even remember doing so) How likely is a second Brexit referendum?
Europe By Roland Hughes BBC News 30 March 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43569049 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Some of the children Johan van Hulst helped rescue were so young that they no longer remember the daring acts that saved their lives.Van Hulst, who died on 22 March aged 107, was a key part of the … [Read more...] about The teacher who saved hundreds of Jewish children
A mother was left screaming in panic after an Uber driver accidentally drove off with her seven-month-old daughter in the back of his car — and didn’t realise for almost an hour. Elisabeth Katompa, a nurse, had visited her mother in Enfield with daughter Olivia-Hope before taking a minicab home to Tottenham with her sister. When the car pulled up outside her home just after 11pm, Mrs Katompa and her sister got out. As they made their way to the other side to unstrap the sleeping baby from her car seat directly behind the driver he set off, oblivious. “My sister and I chased him down the road and he didn’t even know that we were chasing him,” said Mrs Katompa, 31. “We couldn’t catch up with him.” The pair called 999. Uber has a lost property service that allows drivers to be contacted but Mrs Katompa said: “The panic that I was in… I was screaming and shouting and what-not. I called the police because that was … [Read more...] about Mother’s nightmare as Uber driver takes off with baby still in car
PUBLISHED: 11:20 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:34 14 February 2018 Nadene Chandler Emily Bright and Keri Betts with baby Darcy. Photo: NNUH NNUH It is one of the hardest moments a parent can face, with the life of their beloved newborn child out of their hands. Darcy Bright on the neonatal intensive care unit. Photo: NNUH And now donors are being urged to come forward to help provide vital free accommodation to parents of babies at an intensive care unit, so mums and dads can be close to their children as they fight for their lives. The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) currently charges parents a nominal fee of £20 per stay at nearby McKee House, while their babies receive urgent medical care at its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). But the hospital’s fundraising manager, Louise Cook, hopes businesses will provide £15,000 per year sponsorship so McKee House can be provided to parents free of charge. It is something Emily Bright, whose … [Read more...] about N&N calls out for £15,000 sponsorship so parents of babies in intensive care can stay for free