A nine-year-old boy who has an agonising spinal condition has written a heartbreaking letter to Santa begging for his back pain to be taken away for Christmas. Tyler Chambers asked for a scooter, chocolates and a football - but then made the plea to Father Christmas for some relief from his condition. He has been diagnosed with from scoliosis, a condition which causes his spine to curve, but also has a brain condition which affects his spinal chord and nerves.
A “grateful” former patient has sent hospital staff at a ward where he was once treated an anonymous Christmas card every year since 1960. Stamford Hospital in Lincolnshire said the card appeared “every year without fail” on the matron’s desk, with the same message of thanks. The card is addressed to nursing staff at the now disused Exeter Ward and has a postal mark for the South East Anglia Mail Centre in Chelmsford, Essex.
Sainsbury's is piloting a takeaway pizza service, in which you can pre-order a 14 inch pizza for as little as £4. Customers will be able to order a personalised takeaway pizza by telephone from three stores and pick them up just 30 minutes later. Customers can order a 10 or 14 inch pizza and choose from stone-baked thin and crispy or deep pan bases with a range of toppings available.
@philipnitschke Hi there Philip, I am a reporter for an international press agency and am looking for a press release on the Sarco pod- what's the best way to get in touch with you please? Many thanks, Lillie, SWNS
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