Day: February 27, 2013

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Creative Writing Awards 2012 – Winning Short Story

Community Service by Marianne Ashurst ‘No one over eighty is happy or useful.’ Bill overheard the woman’s terrible statement in the hospital waiting room where he sat holding Alice’s hand. At seventy-nine, Bill fervently hoped she had got it wrong. Alice was quietly slipping away from him and he was fearful for the future. A…

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Top chefs move on

Two budding local chefs have won through to the regional round of the Rotary Young Chef competition.  They are now just one step away from the national final. Harry Gatehouse, 16, from Prospect School, Havant scooped the top prize, a voucher for £50; Sian Davies, 14, from Priestlands School, Lymington was only narrowly beaten into second…

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Students given the chance to shine

Selected students at Ferndown Upper School were today awarded over £15,000 between them to pursue their ambitions. Local charity, John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation, awarded 12 scholarships and 23 bursaries to a group of pupils at the school who had been recognized for their commitment and dedication. The JTYAF supports ambitious and aspiring young people…

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Paramedics employed by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Air Ambulance Sponsors Critical Care Education For Paramedics

Paramedics employed by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) and seconded to the Air Ambulance have taken their first steps towards obtaining a Masters Degree in Advanced Paramedic Practice (Critical Care).

The programme started on 25 February and is sponsored by Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. It’s being delivered in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, SWASFT and Doctors and Consultants from Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Dorset County Hospital, Musgrove Park Hospital, Salisbury District Hospital, Southampton General Hospital and Yeovil District Hospital.

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