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How the NHS almost killed me

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When I was 12-years-old, I was run over by an ambulance – ironic, I know.

The brain is an incredible organ. Initially, I didn’t feel any pain when I woke up on the compacted concrete surface with a group of distressed strangers stood around me, staring, whilst nervously mumbling their concerns. 497 more words

Goodbye Oppy

As many of you know, NASA has stopped making contact to our beloved Mars rover, Oppy.

It was June 2018 when a large Martian dust storm hit Opportunity in Perseverance Valley, and from then on lost all communication to Earth. 319 more words


Comparing Baby Monitors 2019

Currently, we have used two different baby monitors since having children.  I didn’t realise, until I got pregnant, that you could buy monitors that had sensor pads for monitoring your baby’s breathing, that some were cameras and other were just voice sensored. 630 more words

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Legendary sports car driver Derek Bell, will be this year's Celebrity Guest

Spanning over 40 years, Derek Bell MBE has enjoyed one of the most successful, diverse and wide-ranging careers of any British racing driver. He is best-known as the consummate endurance sports car driver who won the Le Mans 24 Hours five times, the Daytona 24 Hours three times and the World Sports Car Champion twice. 483 more words

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Antenatal Class: topics and questions

During last night’s antenatal class we talked about:

  • pain relief – TENS, using gas & air, diamorphine, epidurals and birthing pools
  • birth – the individuality of pushing and birth, being guided by your body, using positions, the benefits of gravity, working with your body and doing what feels right for you.
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Pine Gap Teaser 06(d) – An Inescapable Conclusion

This is the final episode in Pine Gap Teaser 06 and the last one I will be posting. I promise today to be more considerate of your stomach today. 413 more words

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A successful placement year - Luke Sparling

Luke Sparling came to De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) with no knowledge of accounting – now he’s landed a role with one of the Big Four firms. 521 more words

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