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Belfast Anti-Austerity Demonstrators March to Coincide with Tory Conference

Belfast City Centre will be the site of large demonstrations on October 1st as public sector workers and activists will gather to publicly vent their frustration at continued cutbacks to health and education, writes Niall Coleman. 597 more words

Current Affairs

A Special Invitation

Hello all,

I’m sorry; I know it has been a while since I last updated this blog. In reality, there isn’t much to mention. Mum’s MND seems to have plateaued for a while. 579 more words


Here Comes the Bride

Bless her – you couldn’t miss her as she walked down the aisle on Saturday morning.

Weddings are emotional days at the best of times. But, as the Yorkshire Evening Post put it, this was going to be ‘one of the most emotional weddings the city has ever seen.’ And it was. 826 more words


Cover Star

Anyone who follows me on Twitter will have seen the amazing news coverage Mum has been receiving over the past few days.

Last Saturday, exactly four months after being diagnosed with MND, my sister and I walked into a corner shop to be confronted with a rather familiar face beaming at us from the cover of the Yorkshire Evening Post. 638 more words


What Were You Doing Last Easter?

Tomorrow, it will be four months since we received the diagnosis.

Four months. A third of a year. In a blink of an eye, it has passed us by. 689 more words


Some Good News!

I visit my mum every two weeks, which is hard for a number of reasons. I miss her when I’m in London, and I feel guilty for not being able to do more for my family (trust me, there’s a whole other blog post about that – coming soon). 429 more words