An adventurous nurse at the region’s mental health trust has described the emotion of completing a half marathon in scorching heat to make a difference to some of Sierra Leone’s most impoverished children.
During the decades before the mid-1980s that this column, at under half its current length, was published six nights a week in our sister newspaper, the Eastern Evening News, a regular topic was the port of Great Yarmouth and its shipping.
FOR many a decade folk from the Mercury’s circulation area who had moved to other parts of the country or the world had to rely on relatives and friends enduring the weekly chore and expense of wrapping and posting each Friday’s rolled-up copy to them so they could keep in touch with news from their old home town.
Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.