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‘In sickness and in health – he’s a hero’

WHEN Alan Tucker got married, his wedding vows struck a significant chord as he was not only becoming a husband but also a carer for his wife Jennifer

The Sentinel


More than 40 years later, he still provides care 24 hours a day – but never complains.

  1. GREAT TEAM: Alan Tucker with wife Jennifer.

Jennifer, aged 62, believes she would have to be cared for in a home if Alan didn’t look after her.

And she is so grateful, she has now nominated Alan, aged 60, as Adult Carer of the Year in The Sentinel’s Our Heroes awards.

Jennifer was born three months premature and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a youngster.

She said: “Alan doesn’t like the limelight but I think people should know how good he and other carers are.

Easyjet makes changes to assist disabled passengers

Easyjet Changes Rules For Transport of Disabled Passengers

Published on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 07:30
Written by Roberto Castiglioni

Following a recent series of incidents involving disabled passengers, budget airline Easyjet are introducing changes to their handling rules for passengers with reduced mobility.


In recent weeks, Easyjet has been under the spotlight for allegations of discrimination against the disabled.


Wheelchair bound Martin Sabry, 39, was thrown off his Easyjet flight from London Gatwick to Montpellier, France. “I explained I am paralysed from the chest down and even though I am quite active, I cannot walk,” Martin said. “We will not take you,” the purser told him.

Britain’s wealthiest landowner cares for the wounded soldiers



Britain’s wealthiest landowner has converted a country estate into a centre for wounded soldiers


By Kate Cunningham


BRITAIN’S wealthiest landowner has bought a country estate to convert into a £300million centre for wounded soldiers.


The Duke of Westminster intends to donate the 354-acre Nottinghamshire estate of Stanford Hall, near Loughborough.

It has 35 bedrooms, a theatre and a huge outdoor swimming pool and has previously changed hands for £6.25million.