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The Choice Blog is a place where we will post interesting places, events, ideas and things that we've noticed whilst putting the magazine together. They may be things that will develop into stories or justa great cafe that we called in at on a trip that we though we'd share with you. Please share and comment on social media please.

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A patient's-eye view of struggling NHS

Luckily I have not had to go to hospital many times in my life since my first experience which involved that juvenile ritual of having tonsils out. It was made bearable by kindly nursesĀ  and reassurances that soon I would be able to go back home. Nowadays, we read and hear about the ailing NHS at some point in any week, and despite its many failings and the enormous cost involved, you'd be hard pressed to come across anyone who doesn't think it's a jewel in Britain's crown

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Loco-spotting

You couldn't pass through a large station in the Fifties and Sixties without seeing a gaggle of school-uniformed boys (never girls) at the platform end scribbling down engine numbers. Tens of thousands of boys spent all their spare time and pocket money in pursuit of elusive locomotives. today, the rather sneering description 'anorak' is frequently applied to trainspotters. And yes, we did wear anoraks and we usually carried duffel bags crammed with Tizer bottles and sandwiches.

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All politicians should watch Darkest Hour

Every year at this time there is gloom and doom in the news, enhanced by the dark evenings, grey skies and cold weather coming at us from across the Atlantic, Scandanavia or the Siberian wastes, and for me Arsenal being knocked out of the FA Cup. Yet most of is are lucky enough to survive the winter blues each year, which probably means we shouldn't have worried about it in the first place.

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The Care Dilemma

I have just come back from a trip up to Scotland to see my Dad who has not been keeping particularly well recently after several small strokes known as TIAs.

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