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July 17, 2018 5:57 AM Lady Colin Campbell opens Bobby Shaw wing at Sea Horses Care Home

DEMENTIA patients at the Seahorses Care Home got a special visit from author Lady Colin Campbell for the opening of the new Bobby Shaw Wing on the weekend. The new wing will have 20 specially refurbished rooms and corridors with pictures of '50s movies star to help evoke memories in those with dementia. Lady Colin Campbell, whose has written several 5

July 14, 2018 2:18 PM 100 Women: 'I was a World Cup honey shot'

It's known as the "honey shot" - when a conventionally attractive woman is picked out of the crowd by cameras at a sporting event. The issue has come under scrutiny during this World Cup and Fifa has said broadcasters have got to stop zooming in on "hot women". It happened to Natalia Betancourt at the 2014 World Cup game between Colombia and Brazil 24

July 14, 2018 12:53 PM Ironkids kicks off spectacular Ironman UK weekend

This year, Bolton Council increased the number of places available in the fun run after 2,500 sold out in record time. Among those taking part included four-year-old Jacob Reddy who was not going to let anything stop him from taking part — despite sustaining an injury and a stay in hospital meant he missed registration. So dad Chris put out an appeal 5

July 14, 2018 12:12 AM 21 years for ‘greedy’ boss in £4m care home fraud

A JUDGE branded a care home owner “a despicably greedy man” as he jailed him for 21 years yesterday for plundering £4million from trusting residents. David Barton, 64, befriended then betrayed his wealthy victims, becoming a beneficiary in their wills and taking hold of their financial assets, a court heard. Judge Steven Everett called the affair the “most brazen 10

July 12, 2018 4:15 AM GWH looking at £13m blackhole

Just three months into its new budget year Great Western Hospital is looking at a deficit of more than £13m by the end of March 2019. And bosses at the trust that runs the hospital have been told that patient demand, and covering staff vacancies with agency staff and locum doctors is hitting the budget hard. Karen Johnson, director of finance at the NHS trust 8

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM Killing rats could save coral reefs

The much maligned rat is not a creature many would associate with coral reefs. But scientists studying reefs on tropical islands say the animals directly threaten the survival of these ecosystems. A team working on the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean found that invasive rats on the islands are a "big problem" for coral reefs. Rats decimate seabird 8

July 10, 2018 4:07 PM Amesbury novichok victim Charlie Rowley conscious but 'not out of the woods yet'

Novichok victim Charlie Rowley has made a "small but significant" improvement, according to those treating him in Salisbury. Charlie Rowley is now conscious, but is in a critical but stable condition, Salisbury District Hospital has said. Lorna Wilkinson, director of nursing at the hospital, said on Tuesday: "We have seen a small but significant improvement 5

July 8, 2018 7:20 AM Former pubic health minister reveals the terrible fallout from her mother’s alcoholism

Common mental health disorders from anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias. According to the 29-page Families First report, problematic parental alcohol use is involved in up to 33 per cent of child abuse cases while 61 per cent of care applications in England involve the misuse of alcohol or drugs. The report also points 8

July 7, 2018 12:59 PM Thai cave rescue: Boys and parents send letters of love and reassurance

An exchange of letters between relatives and the 12 Thai boys and their coach who are trapped in a flooded cave has been released. Below is a selection of some of the messages: the letters from inside the cave are on the light coloured paper, while the responses are on the darker paper (some of the exchanges have been annotated). Mig: Don't worry about 9

July 7, 2018 11:03 AM Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie Comes Out As Pansexual

Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie has come out as pansexual in a new interview with PAPER magazine. The singer has openly been very liberal throughout his career and recently donated $1 million to support LGBTQ+ youth across America. Now, he has opened up about his own sexuality, saying that he identifies as pansexual. When asked about the meaning 8