Category Archives: Nottingham Post Articles

The Queen’s Medical Centre celebrates its 40th birthday today

What were you doing 40 years ago?  My pregnant wife and two sons were part of the crowd at Dunkirk Roundabout to welcome the Queen as she was driven to the QMC or The University Hospital as it was then known.    The … Continue reading

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Leonardo Da Vinci sketches in Nottingham from Today Saturday 30 July – 9 October 2016

A “priceless” collection of Leonardo Da Vinci sketches which were never meant to go on view is being displayed at Nottingham Castle’s Museum & Art Gallery.    See this article in Nottingham Evening Post.

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Tallest Sunflower in Nottinghamshire?

The flower stands proudly in the White Lion Pub and has now grown to 11 feet tall – just two months after it was first planted in the beer garden. Click on the Link to read the Nottingham Post article.

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New Marks and Spencer Simply Food Opens On Wollaton Vale

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Staff Work For Nothing As Bramcote Nursing Home Faces Closure

See the Nottingham Post article by clicking this link. See the article on Stapleford Community Group’s website: Bramcote House Care Home To Close & All Staff Made Redundant.  

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Stop Abusing Our Great Receptionists by Dr John Doddy‏

I was reading a GP newsletter produced by a Nottingham practice and nearly fell off my chair to see it start with the words ” please stop abusing our receptionists ” Dr John Doddy writes in the Nottingham Post : … Continue reading

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Dr John Doddy: Merger Mania in GP Land

British pubs are closing down at a rate of 31 per week and we are seeing the disappearance of a British institution . What you should also know is that 500 GP surgeries have closed in the last few years … Continue reading

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Broxtowe Borough Council Leader WILL NOT Apologise for swearing At A Constituent

The leader of Broxtowe Borough Council is refusing to apologise for swearing at a constituent during a row on Facebook. Click on this link to read the Nottingham Post article.

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Nottingham Tram Extension To Kimberley Moves Closer To Reality

On Tuesday January 6, councillors at Broxtowe Borough Council voted to pay £20,000 towards a feasibility study on extending the line from Phoenix Park – just three weeks after a similar motion had been rejected. Click on this link to … Continue reading

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Beeston Tram Extension: Cracks Appearing In Roads And Pavements

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A Downgraded NHS?

Dr John Doddy writes in the Nottingham Post: – Are we now settling for a cheaper but second class service in the NHS ? rather than the Worlds Best . Are we slipping down the league table of nations by accepting … Continue reading

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The Nottinghamshire Mayor Who’s Living in Saudi Arabia

Click here to read the Nottingham Post article about Kevin Thomas, the Mayor of Stapleford.

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Here are two items from the Nottingham Post which may be of interest: Fears raised that tram passengers will park their cars in the way of driveways Will Wollaton Park become a nature reserve?

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GP Recruitment Crisis – Services at Melting Point

Stapleford GP,  Dr John Doddy, writes in the Nottingham Post; Soon , very soon , there will not be enough GPs’ to cope.The number of family doctors is falling and the take up of training places for general practice is … Continue reading

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More problems on the Buses

There were delays with the No. 30 Bus this morning.  I walked to the 35 Bus stop instead but found that not as frequent as it usually is.  Coming home from Nottingham the Bus was on time leaving Milton Street … Continue reading

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HS2 Bill may not be put on the statute book until after the next election

A Special Bill that would pave the way for a high speed rail line to be built from London to the East Midlands won’t be completed until after the next election. Failure to get the HS2 bill onto the statute book … Continue reading

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Dr John Doddy suggests – NHS should integrate with Social Care

Dr John Doddy writes:  Please find attached the latest article [in the Nottingham Post] by myself exploring the integration of the health and social care budgets. Imagine GP consortiums owning their own homes for nursing care, residential care and dementia care … Continue reading

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Broxtowe Borough Council will take back Grass Cutting

Complaints about “shabby” grass cutting carried out by Nottinghamshire County Council have led to the responsibility being passed back to three district councils. Grass cutting used to be handled by local councils but was taken over by Notts County Council in … Continue reading

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County Council finds 775 Homes built on Green Belt Acceptable

Plans which would see up to 775 homes built on green belt land in Stapleford are considered “acceptable” according to Notts County Council. Peveril Homes and development partner UKPP (Toton) intend to build to the west of Toton Lane, Stapleford.  … Continue reading

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Dr John Doddy – No Easy Answers in ‘Right to Die Debate’

Dr John Doddy, GP at Hickings Lane Medical Centre, Stapleford, looks at the ‘right to die’ debate from a doctor’s point of view – and finds there are no easy answers. Click on this link for Dr John Doddy’s article in … Continue reading

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