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Wartime military messenger turns 100th birthday this month

A POULTRY farmer who became a military messenger when war broke out will celebrate his 100th birthday this month.

Alec Brown, who lives at Highcliffe Nursing Home, will be joined by family members and fellow residents to mark the occasion on December 27.

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Brooke House retirement home in Brooke raised more than £30 for Save The Children

Staff and residents at Brooke House retirement home in Brooke raised more than £30 for Save The Children by taking part in Christmas Jumper Day. 

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Care home residents treated to early ‘white’ Christmas

CARE home residents were treated to an early Christmas present, as 'snow' fell in the garden last week.
Despite the unseasonably mild weather, residents at Highcliffe Nursing Home in Stuart Road, were surprised to see what appeared to be snow in their garden.

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Colne House care home celebrates good rating from Care Quality Commission

A CARE Home is celebrating a good rating in its latest Care Quality Commission report. Colne House, on Station Road, Earls Colne, was rated good in all areas during an inspection on November 8. Staff at the home, which provides accommodation and personal care for up to 38 people, were praised for their understanding of safeguarding procedures and for how they treated residents.

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First there was Monty, then came Sydney ... and now there is Buttons!

Pets can have a therapeutic affect on care home patients. Stephen Pullinger reports on three dogs that have become favourites with residents. First there was Monty, then came Sydney ... and now there is Buttons! When you conjure up a picture of a care home you would not normally imagine one with dogs scampering about.

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