Well done the NHS.

Into Colchester A and E with a wife whose leg is swelling despite a recent cut seeming to be healing. Fear of a repeat of cellulitis experienced a year ago. Seen, antibiotics prescribed and dispensed, reassurance given, discharged in twenty minutes. Four members of staff encountered, each direct, cheerful and obviously keen to help. Bravo.

Expelled – then what? Thrown to the Wolves. Some youngsters need adult company if they are to grow up

We hear much at present about gangs recruiting adolescents who have been expelled from school or who are truanting from school. These are the foot soldiers of the criminal gangs behind knife violence and drug dealing. They are often relatively innocent parties whose lives are ruined. Yesterday a friend reminded me how he had taken …

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Easier online?

Three months ago someone obtained access to the contacts in my Yahoo account. The messages that were sent in my name were so badly written that my friends realised immediately that they were hoaxes. I changed my password. A few weeks later the account was dead and Yahoo have done nothing to help me despite …

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