Grandmother, 83, died ‘in agony’ from sepsis after five-hour ambulance wait

The family of an elderly woman who died from sepsis after a five-hour ambulance wait have criticised the "poor" treatment she received from an NHS "in crisis". Sheila Briddick, 83, died in Darlington Memorial Hospital on September 5 last year, reports ChronicleLive . The great-grandmother was "in agony" as she waited for hours to be brought to hospital when her

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Man photographed neighbour ‘every time she left home’ in11-year land dispute

A man photographed his neighbour every time she left her home in a bitter 11-year land dispute. David Nolan, 86, took covert pictures of Catherine Holdich, 62, whenever she went outside – claiming she was trespassing on his land at the bottom of their adjoined properties. Retired engineer Noaln, was convicted of harassing Mrs Holdich over the petty dispute that

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Mum who ate ‘kids party diet’ of Wotsits and Irn Bru died of malnutrition

A mother-of-two has died from malnutrition after living off 'kids party food' due to suffering long-standing mental health problems. Charlotte Broad snacked on foods like cheese and onion crisps, prawn crackers and poppadoms after suffering an eating disorder and mental health issues throughout her entire life, an inquest has heard. Even when she was pregnant with her second child, aged

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Australian fires threaten hospitals as babies born in smoke-filled rooms

The wildfires raging across huge swathes of Australia have caused so many problems babies have been born in smoke-filled delivery rooms. In some hospitals specialist MRI machines have stopped working. Fire chiefs last night warned there was no end in sight and fires would get worse with a horrific “mega blaze” due to merge on Friday. Obstetrician Dr Steve Robson

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