Clarets legend Willie Irvine was joined by Father Christmas himself to switch on the Worsthorne Christmas lights as a bumper crowd turned out for the event despite storm Diana making an unwelcome appearance. The Friends of Worsthorne and Hurstwood planned the event with support from the parish council who organisedLocal suppliers also held stalls on the village green but disaster struck when around half of them had their gazebos destroyed in the storm just before the event started.But this certainly did not dampen the community spirit of the dozens of people who turned out in force to make the night a success.Committee member and parish councillor, Andy Devanney, said: ”It looked like the beginning of the Wizard of Oz at one point. "It was such a shame that so many stalls were ruined but there was definitely a great community spirit and attitude of the show must go on."Thanks to everyone who braved the weather to help out."It would be superb if we could make … [Read more...] about Burnley village bids to become most festive in Lancashire after hundreds brave Storm Diana for Christmas lights switch on
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Tricks of the light Independent.ie It's hard to believe but the flicking of a light switch, that second-nature, mundane, everyday action, can with a little thought actually transform the look and feel of your home. How we choose to light our rooms has a huge impact on how we work, eat, socialise and rest, yet so often we leave it to the last when considering our interior decor. https://www.independent.ie/life/home-garden/tricks-of-the-light-37320043.html https://www.independent.ie/life/home-garden/article37320042.ece/4423b/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-09-16_lif_43859722_I1.JPG Email It's hard to believe but the flicking of a light switch, that second-nature, mundane, everyday action, can with a little thought actually transform the look and feel of your home. How we choose to light our rooms has a huge impact on how we work, eat, socialise and rest, yet so often we leave it to the last when considering our interior decor. We all know that lighting a candle changes the atmosphere of a … [Read more...] about Tricks of the light
Billy Burton lands back on UK soil after two decades of hell and regret. The former Wetherby High School student, who suffers from severe deformities of his arms due to being a victim of the morning sickness drug Thalidomide, gave a frank, in-depth interview with reporter ANDREW GROVES – who helped bring his case to national attention – on the mistake he made that led him to be sentenced to life in prison in the Philippines.BOXING Day 1992 would prove to be the turning point in Billy Burton’s life. Aged 29 he decided to leave his home in Wetherby and embark on a life changing round-the-world trip.After landing in the Philippines, however, things started to go badly wrong for the young man who suffered from severe upper body disabilities caused by the drug Thalidomide which was given to his mother during pregnancy to combat morning sickness.He fell in with the wrong crowd, got himself into financial difficulties, and stupidly decided to try and smuggle 12lbs of … [Read more...] about Thalidomide victim arrives home after 20 years in Filipino prisons
PUBLISHED: 09:27 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:36 08 May 2018 Alastair Woodgate Alastair Woodgate, Rumball Sedgwick Archant Alastair Woodgate of Rumball Sedgwick, St Albans’ and Watford’s leading firm of chartered surveyors, considers the issue of electrics in the home. I’ve just returned from a seminar on both electrical safety and energy saving options in domestic properties – we surveyors know how to have a good time! But, actually, it covered two really important issues and, as a surveyor, I want to give my clients relevant and useful advice to help them manage and live in their properties to best advantage. There are, on average, 21,000 accidental house fires, 350,000 serious injuries and 70 deaths every year from electrical accidents. Every installation deteriorates with use and you need to ensure your property’s electrics are in a safe and serviceable condition. For electrical repairs, my overriding advice is to go only to an electrician … [Read more...] about Expert View: Are you switched on to electrical issues in the home?
depression she had developed over about 15 years involved drilling two holes in the top of a patient’s skull and sliding two low-voltage electrodes deep into the brain until they reached a region known as Brodmann area 25. In a pair of pale pink curves of neural flesh called the subcallosal cingulate, each about the size and shape of a newborn’s crooked finger, area 25 occupies the fingertips. Once in place, the electrodes were wired to a battery pack implanted in the patient’s chest and turned on. Between 2003 and 2006, first at the University of Toronto and then Emory University, Mayberg tried this experimental surgery, called deep brain stimulation (DBS), on 20 people who had been torturously depressed for years despite trying every other possible treatment. Area 25, she believed, was a neural junction box that became hyperactive in depressed people. She designed the experiment to see if the thrum of these DBS devices would calm area 25 and relieve their despair. … [Read more...] about What can be learned when a clinical trial is stopped?