Guillain-Barré versus Simon N. Smith

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Guillain-Barré is nasty. It can reduce your legs to rubber, your hands to paws, and if that isn’t bad enough, it can take your dignity and close down your airways to the point of death. A few don’t make it, but Simon N. Smith survived it and his ordeal leaps off the pages of his […]

DG Editor Razing the Roof in the London Marathon

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A highly popular, international event that many sports fans are eagerly anticipating, after the triumphs of last year’s Paralympic and Olympic Games, is the London Marathon of this year. Dancing Giraffe are excitedly preparing to support our very own content editor and local feature writer, Catherine Ridge, as she courageously takes up the running challenge. […]

Positive Parenting for ADHD/ASD Behaviour Management Workshop

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St Christopher School, in Leigh-on-Sea, is offering a six week course in behaviour management for parents or carers of children who have been diagnosed with ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The training will cover aspects, such as: raising self-esteem, understanding behaviour, communication and interaction, behaviour management, family and school issues. The workshop costs only […]

Champion MP Michael Meacher…Atos Watch Out!

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MP Michael Meacher is busy working on a series of initiatives to support the actions he has already undertaken and continues to pursue in championing the growing public campaign to enforce the necessary reform of ATOS, the much criticised benefit assessment company. The tirelessly working MP is inviting concerned members of the public to contribute […]

Essex Dementia Roadshow Ready and Rolling Out

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Essex County Council is making a timely response to the growing concerns raised by expert predictions which reveal that the over 65 population in Essex is expected to increase by 45% by 2021. In addition, figures released by the Alzheimer’s Society revealing that 80% of residents in care homes are diagnosed with Dementia or severe […]

First Aid for Parents Session

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Would you know what to do if your child was choking or how to spot the signs of meningitis? Did you know that every year over one million children under the age of 15 are taken to A&E after experiencing an accident in and around the home? Southend University Hospital’s specially designed programme for parents, […]

Could your child be the next Tiger Woods?

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Southend hospital children’s holiday club ‘High Flyers’ are excited to offer, in partnership with Fun Size Golf (the mobile golf academy in Essex), the Funsize Golf Lesson. The session will be held on Friday 5th April from 11:00 until 12:00. High Flyers will also be running lots of other fun and exciting activities for children […]

Atos Profits Grow by 36% As Disabled People Get Denied Benefits…

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Unexpected events of miraculous, instantaneous recovery and inexplicable cures are occurring throughout Britain in unprecedented numbers. Is it a second coming? A mysterious process, not yet explicable of extraordinary human evolutionary quantum leaping magnitude? No, afraid not, just Atos budging up its profit margin by a reportedly rude and healthy 36%… Perhaps being in the […]

Eggciting Easter Workshops

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Emerge Arts are running a range of inclusive workshops for children during this Easter Holiday. These pre-booked multisensory workshops are open for children of all abilities and will be held on Friday 29th March 2013 at Chalkwell Park Flower Gardens (or Crowstone St Georges Church in the case of wet weather) in Southend on Sea. […]

Do you love to perform?

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Emerge Arts are offering a seasonal performing arts programme in which young people can act, sing, dance, create and have fun. The fun-packed programme, which starts in April 2013, is available for 4-11 year olds. Through multi-sensory classes, the programme will enable youngsters to learn and develop performing arts skills; practice and develop communication, life […]

Southend Soccability: A League of their Own

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Do you know anyone interested in football? Are you a footie fan who wants to do more than stand on the side lines? When it comes to providing opportunities for people with disabilities or special needs, Southend Soccability are in a league of their own and are urging more people to join its inclusive team. […]

Free NHS Health Checks for 40-74 year olds

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People who are aged between 40 and 74 years old are being encouraged to take advantage of the free NHS Health Checks, a national programme of prevention. These checks, which are like an MOT, are offered once every five years to those in the qualifying age group to check height, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. […]

Sportercise Opportunities 4 Disabled Adults in Essex

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Mencap have sportingly teamed up with Disability4Sport to kick into touch fun-filled opportunities for adults with disabilities to engage in sporting activities for all abilities. If you want to improve your fitness level and healthily socialise with expert support from professional fitness instructors, then you can go along to the ancient Essex town of Colchester […]