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Secret to long life is a Bell’s whisky a day, says 103-year-old Kathleen

Kathleen Atthill celebrated her 103rd birthday with her secret to long life Bell’s whisky. Miss Atthill lives at St Clement’s Nursing Home, in Norwich, and swears by the health-giving properties of the tipple. She has been drinking Bell’s whisky on a daily basis for more than 80 years. So to mark the milestone and to thank her for her many years of loyalty the whisky distiller sent her a card and gifts, including a bottle of her favourite drink to toast her birthday.

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Home goes the extra mile for Dementia patients

Gleaming classic cars and scooters made for an eye-catching display at a vintage fair organised by Kirkley Manor care home in Lowestoft. The distinctive contours of the vehicles, standing in marked contrast to today’s wind tunnel sculpted models, were a fascination to the legion of children visiting with their families.

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Betty is surrounded by her loved ones to mark her 100th birthday

A woman who helped to console the relatives of Norfolk-based fighter pilots who died in the Second World War has celebrated her 100th birthday. Betty Jones was joined by more than 50 family members and friends to mark the occasion at the Oaklands care home, in Scole, where she lives. Born in Martham, near Great Yarmouth, she was the youngest of six and had a stepsister and four brothers. In 1938, she married a doctor, Eric Jones, and they settled into a busy family practice in Norton, Suffolk. 

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Care home’s quest to wow Lowestoft in Bloom judges has been boosted by the horticultural skills

care home’s quest to wow Lowestoft in Bloom judges has been boosted by the horticultural skills of a group of learning disability students. Young people from the Horticultural Enterprise at City College Norwich have supplied a variety of flowers to Lilac Lodge in Gorleston Road, Oulton Broad.

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A charity spin-a-thon at Highcliffe Nursing Home raised more than £400 for the Alzheimer’s Society

The Mayor of Christchurch, Trish Jamieson, came to watch the afternoon of fun at the Stuart Road home in her first week in office. Staff and residents’ relatives took it in turns on spinning bikes and kept going for six hours from noon to 6pm.

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