PUBLISHED: 18:00 22 March 2019 | UPDATED: 18:28 22 March 2019 Steve Russell Its 1949 and Margaret Thick has qualified as a state registered nurse Picture: FAMILY COLLECTION Archant Margaret Thick was a Woodbridge district nurse and also worked at Ipswich Hospital. Her funeral is on April 1 A 1929 photograph of Margaret Thick as a toddler with brother Lawrie (father of Sylvia and her sister Angela), her mother Helen and father Thomas Picture: FAMILY COLLECTIONIt’s straight out of Call the Midwife. Margaret Thick is delivering her first child after starting work in Suffolk. The county in 1953 has its fair share of poverty, and she finds herself on the top floor of a double-decker bus. It’s home to travellers, sleeping on blankets. “You don’t forget that!” says niece Sylvia Hook. Auntie Margaret was a major influence on Sylvia and her family – virtually a one-woman recruiting officer. “When we used to go to … [Read more...] about Did Suffolk midwife Margaret Thick deliver your baby?
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Dear Abby Jeanne Phillips Published 6:15 PM EST Jan 23, 2019 Dear Abby: I gave birth a month ago to a wonderful baby boy. My husband and I originally planned to put him in day care when I go back to work. I carefully researched and eventually found one I was comfortable with. When my mom found out, she said she had assumed she would be watching him, so I eventually told her she could. My parents watch my sister’s young children seven days a week. The children are very ill-behaved due to an absent, immature mother and absent father. I do not want my son subjected to their tantrums and violent behavior, nor do I want him to think that their behavior is acceptable. I love my mom very much, and I feel she deserves time away from children, but more than that, I don’t want my baby in that environment. How do I kindly tell her that I’ve changed my mind? I’m afraid it will hurt her feelings. At A Loss For Words Dear At A Loss: Your mother has been watching those … [Read more...] about Abby: New mom opts for day care not grandma’s care
Guy Martin: 'Lying in a Belfast hospital bed I decided I'd step away from motorcycle racing' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk TV and bike racing folk hero Guy Martin vividly recalls his Road to Damascus moment that persuaded him it was time to step away from his high speed, daredevil career, dicing with death on the world's fastest road racing circuits. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/guy-martin-lying-in-a-belfast-hospital-bed-i-decided-id-step-away-from-motorcycle-racing-37450589.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37452217.ece/bb6a7/AUTOCROP/h342/er_Mat-_Read-Only_.jpg Email TV and bike racing folk hero Guy Martin vividly recalls his Road to Damascus moment that persuaded him it was time to step away from his high speed, daredevil career, dicing with death on the world's fastest road racing circuits. He was lying in a Royal Victoria hospital bed, his body battered and broken after a 130mph crash at the Dundrod 150 race during Ulster Grand Prix week in 2015. … [Read more...] about Guy Martin: ‘Lying in a Belfast hospital bed I decided I’d step away from motorcycle racing’
Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza Associated Press Published 2:46 PM EDT Oct 9, 2018 As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bonilla burst into tears, her face contorted with pain: “They want to steal my daughter!” It had been 10 weeks since Ramos had last held her 2-year-old, Alexa. Ten weeks since she was arrested crossing the border into Texas and U.S. immigration authorities seized her daughter and told her she would never see the girl again. What followed – one foster family’s initially successful attempt to win full custody of Alexa – reveals what could happen to some of the infants, children and teens taken from their families at the border under a Trump administration policy earlier this year. The “zero-tolerance” crackdown ended in June, but hundreds of children remain in detention, shelters or foster care and U.S. officials say more than 200 are not eligible for … [Read more...] about Deported parents may lose kids to adoption
Editor’s note: This is the first part in a two-part series examining the prosecution and exoneration of Michelle Murphy.Read Part 2: Released after 20 years in prison, Michelle Murphy trying to rebuild her lifeRelated story: Tulsa woman ruled innocent after 20 years in prisonRelated story: Who are the key players in 20-year-old murder case?Prosecutor Tim Harris stood before jurors deciding Michelle Murphy’s fate and told them police found someone’s blood near her slain baby’s body — blood he implied could be hers.“Ladies and gentleman, beyond a reasonable doubt this woman killed her child,” he told them.What Harris didn’t tell jurors is that as the trial started Nov. 14, 1995, he possessed a report from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation that said Murphy’s blood type was different than the type found at the scene. That test determined DNA found at the scene was not hers, contradicting Harris’ implication … [Read more...] about Records show mistakes, questionable evidence in woman’s overturned murder case