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Edith Cavell campaign calls for coin to honour WWI heroine

Norfolk carer must never be forgotten

Edith Cavell painting by Raymond Lynde

Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for World War I nurse Edith Cavell to be commemorated on a new £2 coin.

Cavell helped more than 200 allied soldiers escape from occupied Belgium but was shot by a German firing squad.

The petition was started after it was announced that former war secretary Lord Kitchener would feature on a coin.

A Royal Mint spokeswoman said future designs would include other figures connected with the war.

But she said she could not confirm or deny whether Cavell would be among them.

‘The sheer waste’

Sioned-Mair Richards, 55, who started the petition, said she was surprised and delighted at the support for it.

“It’s really struck a chord with people,” she said.

Ms Richards, a Labour member of Sheffield City Council and a former mayor of Carmarthen, said she had admired Cavell since she was a girl.

Retired nurse aiming to tailor dementia treatment for sufferers

Saturday, January 11, 2014
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The 56-year-old said she had seen for herself the benefits of engaging with sufferers and wants to combine her passion with enterprise.

And by re-connecting people with dementia or Parkinson’s disease with their memories they could make more of today and feel valued, she said.

Mrs Ransome, who has worked within the NHS at Northgate in Great Yarmouth and in care homes, believed her business was unique in Norfolk, chiming with government thinking about helping people to stay in their own homes.Her work involves helping the mostly old folk maintain what function they have and to add interest to their lives they can share with others.

Proposed council cuts to adult social care and cultural services in Norfolk

Proposed cuts to adult social care and cultural services discussed by Norfolk county councillors

Proposed council cuts to adult social care and cultural services in Norfolk were the subject of debate at County Hall.

Norfolk County Council has proposed £140m worth of cuts and savings over the next three years, and today the council’s Community Services Overview and Scrutiny Panel looked specifically at those relating to adult social care and cultural services.

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