The Long Queue Goodbye

Hundreds of patients queued for more than four hours to say goodbye to a cherished GP when he retired from practice after 32 years. Described affectionately as a ‘good old fashioned’ doctor, Dr Richard Hughes was adored for the way he took time to get to know people and talk through their issues – rather… [Continue Reading]

Husband holds hands with his beloved wife of 60 years as they died hours apart

For six decades, Floreen and Ed Hale have been inseparable, and even death could not keep them apart. On February 7 2014, Mrs Hale, 82, passed away in a Batavia, New York, hospital, with her gravely ill husband lying next to her and holding her hand until the very end. Just 36 hours later, Ed… [Continue Reading]

Dan, 35, carrying Olympic torch in memory of late wife

(Note:  This article was written in April 2012) A father-of-one from Bushey has been selected out of thousands of applicants to act as an Olympic torchbearer. For Dan Blake, of Wendover Way, the chance to have such a pivotal role in run up to the games will be particularly poignant, he said, as he will… [Continue Reading]

Spartacus Widow Reveals Heartache Behind His Death

Vashti Whitfield is sitting in the garden, explaining why her two young children get excited when a butterfly flutters past. ‘They call out ‘‘Hi Dad!’’ every time they see one,’ she says. It is the legacy of their father Andy, who died aged 39 last September after an 18-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer… [Continue Reading]

When He Doesn’t Know He’s a Hero

My husband Chris has been a paramedic for 10 years. Since the first day he started working in his field, his passion for helping people and wanting to make a difference in people’s lives has been obvious. I could tell you a hero story of how he saved a life or stepped in to help… [Continue Reading]