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Try looking in the monthly archives. March 2016

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Scanned again – but not for MS

CT scan, library picture (not me).
Back to hospital today for a second CT scan as part of the follow-up to my life-saving visit to the same Spanish health service hospital six weeks ago – which is when I made my […]

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Move DLA lifetime recipients to PIP without further demoralisation and humiliation, government is urged

 
Having had the British government drop its planned £30 a week cut, from next year, to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for new claimants placed in the Work-Related – another campaign is now under way.
PIP is a new benefit aimed […]

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Getting to see neurologist proves not so simple

Ysbyty Gwynedd (Gwynedd Hospital), Bangor, North Wales. Place of my MS diagnosis and later consultations with MS specialist nurse.
Three or so years ago, I was sitting in a North Wales regional meeting of the UK’s MS Society and distinctly remember […]

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Moveable Easter dates tied to full moon

Have you ever wondered why the date of the Easter holiday varies so much from year to year? It can be as early as March 22 and as late as April 25. So why the difference?
Would you be surprised to […]

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Tribeca’s censorship of film goes against free speech

Let this be clearly understood. I have no strong opinions as to the safety or possible risks attached to vaccinations. However, there are those on both sides of the argument that do have strongly held beliefs and are keen to […]

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British summer … an error?

Just got to love this, while enjoying Spanish sunshine with Easter temperatures in the high 70sF, thinking of family and friends back in the UK: No summer in the UK? Again? Come and get your fill of sunshine in sunny Andalucía.
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Volunteer rescuers’ sad job to recover lifeless body

Tryfan in Snowdonia.
My heart goes out to not only the husband and family of the woman who fell 150 feet to her death on Snowdonia’s Tryfan mountain on Friday but also to the volunteer mountain rescuers who searched for her […]

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Disability: Believe in yourself, believe in your future

 Just the other day I saw a photo on Facebook that led to a shopping outlet. Nothing strange about that nor, for me, any interest in buying anything. It was the picture, using Scrabble letters, to spell out the phrase […]

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Letterman so happy to be free of need to shave

David Letterman today, bald-headed and bearded (photo © AKM-GSI) and how viewers of The Late Show were used to seeing him.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, beards are about as divisive as Marmite when it comes to people’s tastes.
The latest life-long […]

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Manufactured ‘evidence’ is not real evidence

Whatever happened to Madeleine McCann on the night of her disappearance from the family’s holiday apartment in Portugal in 2007 has been a hotly-debated mystery ever since.
Was she taken from the apartment in a pre-planned abduction, did she wander outside […]

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