I’LL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL TO THE DOCTOR WHO EASED MUM’S PAIN

DAILY MAIL Earlier this month, Dr William Lloyd Bassett, a Shropshire GP, was hauled in front of a disciplinary panel at the General Medical Council.  It was alleged that he’d deliberately hastened the death of a terminally-ill man by giving him a huge dose of morphine. The case made headlines across the country, and prompted debate about the fine and treacherous line between aiding a patient in distress and hastening death. Continue reading

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UK: SHROPSHIRE & OFFA’S DYKE

The obvious portal to south Shropshire is Ludlow, a delightful township couched beside the river Teme and below the dramatic folds of Clee Hill. It’s a small medieval and Georgian market-town with an astronomic gastronomic reputation. And although I’m not cursed with a shopping gene; when it comes to buying good food my DNA helix goes positively cock-a-hoop. Continue reading