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Kingsley CEO welcomes Anglia in Bloom launch

Following the official launch of Anglia in Bloom, Daya Thayan, CEO of major sponsor Kingsley Healthcare, wishes every contestant “the best of luck”. Kingsley’s marketing director Wasantha Darshana and head of PR Stephen Pullinger travelled to the impressive gardens at Bressingham near Diss where the competition was launched with a tree planting by attraction owner Adrian Bloom and Anglia in Bloom president Brian Thornton.

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Care home entertainment proves a big hit with residents and guests

An Easter egg hunt in Oulton Broad provided free fun for the whole family on Easter Monday. Lilac Lodge and Lavender Cottage care home in Gorleston Road welcomed visitors to participate in the community event, which took place from 1pm to 4pm. Due to the strong winds of Storm Katie, the Easter egg hunt had to be moved inside the care home from the garden of Lavender Cottage.

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Monty proves a hit at care home

Dani Gaston, manager at Kirkley Manor, hailed the “benefits” of bringing her pet dog with her to the nursing and care home. “It creates that sense of home for people used to having a pet at home,” she said. “People are able to interact with him and stroke him, which works well for reminiscing about pets that they have had. They might not be able to recall specific details of their lives but they know he is called Monty. 

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Resident helped build submarine for James Bond film

As the film Spectre takes Bond fever to a new level, a resident at a Great Yarmouth care home is proud of his own part in the 007 story. With the Daniel Craig blockbuster continuing to smash box office records, Len Ordway, 75, has spoken about his spy movie secrets to staff and fellow residents at Eversley nursing home, in North Denes Road.

The retired fabrication engineer was working at the firm OSEL on the Harfreys Industrial Estate in 1980 when he was part of the team which built a mini submarine, the Mantis, used in the Roger Moore 007 film, For Your Eyes Only.

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Twin sisters on same path

They are sister care homes in more than one sense. Oaklands in Scole, near Diss and Yaxley House, in nearby Yaxley, are both run by Kingsley Healthcare – and by identical twin sisters. 

The resemblance of Oaklands manager Helen Gosling to her 40-year-old twin Paula Baker, in charge at Yaxley, has caused more than the odd moment of bewilderment to families and health professionals visiting both homes, which are less than five miles apart.

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