Facts about St Patricks day you didn’t know!

Facts about St Patricks day you didn’t know!

8 Facts about St Patricks Day! Facts about St Patricks Day: Did you know St Patrick was not Irish, he was originally from England. He was born in Roman Britain.Which is strange as we all associate St Patricks Day as an Irish holiday. However, Saint Patrick’s Day is observed on 17 March, the supposed date of his death. It is celebrated inside and outside Ireland as a religious and cultural holiday. In the dioceses of Ireland, it is…

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Gender stereotypes exist in kids as young as six.

Gender stereotypes exist in kids as young as six.

What are gender stereotypes? Gender stereotypes are emerging in early childhood and influencing their interests, this is, of course, a heartbreaking discovery. Girls as young as six believe that brilliance is a male trait, not a women’s. Researchers say that taking on stereotypes at a young age could reduce the chances of women pursuing distinguished careers. Not only do we see that girls just starting out in school are absorbing some of society’s stereotypes, but these…

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Wife donating a kidney after NHS saves husbands life.

Wife donating a kidney after NHS saves husbands life.

Have you considered donating a kidney to save someones life? Well, Catherine O’Brien did. Brave wife says she is donating a kidney to a stranger in order to repay the NHS for saving her husband’s life. Once she has had surgery and she donates her kidney, she will become a living donor next month.  This whole story began when her husband Shaun found a cancerous lump on his neck in 2015. After following surgery and treatment in March,…

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Madeleine a win for autism against the odds

Madeleine a win for autism against the odds

Do children with Autism get the support they need from ourselves. By Steph Every once in a while we hear of people who despite their circumstances achieve a win against the odds. This is Madeleine’s story as told by her Mum about the fight for autism to be accepted. Madeleine is 11 years old, as she is my daughter I’m rather biased in my wholehearted belief she is beautiful and amazing with a slightly wicked sense of humour….

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Price increases by stealth

Price increases by stealth

Have you notices price increases by stealth I wonder just how many people are aware of the price increases of in the region of 10% have been made by supermarkets, shops and manufacturers over the last twelve months. Large supermarket chains always claim that they have reduced prices on many items in a bid to attract new customers. The truth of the matter is usually the total opposite of what we are led to believe….

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Menopause and Hormones and Exercise Oh My

Menopause and Hormones and Exercise By Laura Walker Menopause and Hormones and Exercise sound like a nightmare but strangely it isn’t. Our 50’s can come as a bit of a shock to some people whereby there are many changes happening both physically with female hormone changes, socially with the children leaving home and perhaps professionally where a change of job or even career. Some of these changes are within our hands to manage, and be…

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Meningitis survivor – Kenneth’s Story

Meningitis survivor – Kenneth’s Story

My Grandad the Meningitis survivor Hello my name is Emily Preece and this article is going to be the most personal article I will ever write. This article is going to be about my Grandad who is a Meningitis survivor. A common misconception about this disease is that only children get it, due to the fact that we only hear about children getting it, which is not true. My Grandads name is Kenneth David Preece and this is how…

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How exercise helps women with menopause?

How exercise helps women with menopause?

I found that exercise helps women with menopause. By Laura Walker When I turned 50 a few years back I felt it hit me like a ton of bricks. Up until then, I’d always thought of age as a number, and was never defined by my age. But for women, it’s not the age so much as the changes it brings. Your children think of leaving home; your thoughts of care now turn towards parents rather than children; the…

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Dementia Awareness Week 2016

Dementia Awareness Week 2016

It’s Dementia Awareness week 15th – 21st May 2016 and never before has dementia been so much in the media. By Carol Brown, Head of Best Practise, Dementia Care As well as almost daily press coverage of some aspect of dementia awareness, those of you who watch the popular soap ‘Emmerdale’ will now be following the story of how local parish Vicar Ashley Thomas (played by John Middleton) comes to terms with his diagnosis and the impact it has…

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Autism and Independent Living – Brandons Story (Part 2)

Autism and Independent Living – Brandons Story (Part 2)

Brandons Story (part 2) Autism and Independent Living By Amalia Starr Brandon seldom asked for anything so I just had to listen. Saying yes to him living alone was one of the best things I ever did. I helped him to live his dream of independence and he helped me to become a better person. I never expected that by helping my son he would help me and become my finest teacher. The doctors were…

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