Latest ASHINGTON Stories

2008-07-11 00:00:30

By KATIE COOKSEY A Pensioner admitted to hospital for a routine hernia operation now faces having her toes amputated after contracting MRSA and C- Difficile. Sheila Ashington expected to be home within a week after a successful hernia repair. But the 68-year-old is still in Stafford Hospital two months later, after contracting C-Difficile and MRSA, breaking her wrist and developing a blood clot in her leg - which will result in the loss of her toes. Now Mrs Ashington's distraught...

2008-07-05 18:00:19

HUNDREDS of schoolchildren became mini-Poirots and Miss Marples yesterday as they swapped conventional lessons to try to solve the mystery of who murdered their headteacher. Pupils at Hirst Park Middle School in Ashington organised themselves into 20 separate detective agencies in an attempt to catch the 'killer' of headmaster Andy Roberts. Throughout the day the 480 youngsters worked on problem-solving tasks which gave them access to a series of clues as to the identity of the member...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.