A Deal mum whose head and facial scars are the result of cancer in her tear gland says she is showing them off because they're the reason she's alive.Toni Crews who had her eye removed after her first diagnosis of adenocarcinoma in 2016 feels she must no longer hide behind her blingy eye patches.And after major surgery to remove a second mass last month, she's now shaved off her hair revealing a 12 inch scar across her head.She told KentOnline: "People have said to me why would you shave your hair off, you won't be able to hide your scar."I said my scars are what have enabled me to survive, why should I hide them?"Miss Crews noticed her eye was continually puffy in May 2016 which prompted her to visit an optician, who picked up an abnormality which turned out to be cancer.The former Castle Community College pupil took doctors' advice to undergo a full orbital exenteration – removal of the eyeball and the surrounding tissue such as her eyelid and muscles - to give her the best … [Read more...] about ‘My scars are the reason I’m alive, why should I hide them?’
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I don’t know when I started feeling so much terror when I saw a US police officer. My heart races and my hands get clammy whenever I walk past them. Whenever they greet me, I make sure to respond quickly, with an additional “sir” or “ma’am” at the end to signify respect. This is not to say that police officers didn’t sometimes make me uneasy in my hometown of London. Earlier this year, data from the Metropolitan Police used force against 12,605 people between April 2017 and July 2017.One in three of these people were black, despite black people accounting for only 13 percent of London’s population. But here, it’s slightly different. This is the American South, after all. I sometimes wonder: what would happen if I was rude to an officer, or if I didn’t return their greeting? Would the officer shoot me for being aggressive? Or would that be the excuse that he would use? This scenario plays over and over in my head as I struggle … [Read more...] about ‘I knew about racism in London – but then I moved to North Carolina’
The terror watchdog has questioned whether extremists who are being monitored by the Government should be moved away from their homes and closely monitored in a new report released yesterday. Max Hill QC said ministers should look again at whether terror suspects should be forced to move hundreds of miles from where they live and also questioned whether it should be assumed that they will try to escape. The independent watchdog, who has now left the role, said the terrorism prevention and investigation measures regime, under which six suspects are currently being held, should be reviewed, adding: "I recommend a review of the necessity to relocate in every TPIM case henceforward. "The degree... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free … [Read more...] about Terror watchdog questions whether extremists being monitored by Government should be moved away from home
At the moment no one has a crystal ball so one cannot begin to really say what will happen on 29th March 2019 and therein lies the problem. The massive uncertainty!! Businesses are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. Individuals are confused about their options and often waste time doing nothing for fear of not making the right decision. Should I apply for citizenship? It’s a question often asked by my clients. Of course it’s a very personal question but one that should not be taken lightly. It may be the solution to the Brexit issue for many but it’s not just about the paperwork, is it? For many it’s about the right to vote in a country you live in. It’s about the right to the same civil rights as your fellow Frenchmen. It’s about the final integration into the country that you have adopted for many years and it’s also about no longer having to worry about healthcare. Often the first step is often about … [Read more...] about Ask an expert: Should I go for French citizenship and if so where do I start?
IF YOU wake up in the morning feeling groggy, you might want to think about setting yourself a new bed time. Don't worry, we're not going to force you to get eight hours of shut eye every night, but you should be considering a few things when you think about your bedtime AND how many hours your children need... What time should I be going to sleep each night? The ideal time to go to bed depends on what time you need to be up in the morning. 7-8 hours is the 'general' recommended amount for adults, but some suggest the most important thing to consider is your 'sleep cycles' instead of hours in bed. A sleep cycle lasts 90 minutes and during that time, you body moves through five 'stages' of sleep: stage 1, a light sleep where muscle activity slows down; stage 2, where breathing and heart-rate slows further; stage 3, deep sleep; stage 4, very deep sleep; and stage 5, which includes rapid eye movement and dreaming. Many say that as long as these cycles are not interrupted, you … [Read more...] about What time should I sleep each night, how much do I need and my children need for their age?