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Bee Keeping

Community Reporter, Kevin Gallagher tries his best to avoid using any obvious puns; Sherlock Holmes, Aristotle, Sir Edmund Hillary, Maria von Trapp, Ronnie Corbett and Scarlett Johansson – what’s the connection? They are or were all beekeepers. Bee Mastery has found a new place in the public consciousness due to media coverage of Colony Collapse […]

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Heading for Success!

For many people football is just merely a sport. A passionate one at that, but still no more than a hobby. However for some people the effects of football can be life changing. This is something that has been picked up by the managers at Carr Gomm. Kevin Fullerton and Derek Black have seen the […]

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A good day

My family dog recently had 8 puppies and I spent the day looking after them.  They are so full of life and curiosity that I couldn’t help but smile.  It made my day all the better when they all fell asleep around me, exhausted after a day of playing in the sunshine.   Story by […]

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Advocacy

Many people who have a mental health problem find it difficult or distressing to deal with certain aspects of their lives, like dealing with bureaucracy, when they are acutely unwell. In those situations, it is often a good idea to call on the skills of an Independent Advocate. Advocacy is an impartial, non-judgemental and usually […]

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Kicking Out Mental Health Stigma

The stigma attached to those who suffer Mental Health problems is unquestionable. But now we see new initiatives that are trying to eradicate such an attachment. It comes from an unlikely source and for many a popular one too. Football, whether it be playing or watching, has been shown to affect those who suffer from […]

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