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2008-08-21 06:01:02

WHEN Jean Crawford was battling lung cancer she had an important wish - to be able to die at home with her family around her. Thanks to the help and support she received from Marie Curie Cancer Care, her GP and district nurses, the 89-year-old was able to leave hospital and spend the last weeks of her life at home in Gairloch, Wester Ross. But Mrs Crawford's family realise they were very lucky in receiving such care and support after a report found wide variations in access to...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.