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ANIMAL MAGIC WITH ALPACA ENCOUNTER AT PEEBLESSHIRE HOME

It was a case of animal magic when a pair of alpaca brought a piece of Peru to a care home in Peeblesshire. The cute members of the camel family made a VIP visit to Whim Hall where residents were intrigued by their calm and charismatic qualities. Residents could...

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CARE HOME RESIDENTS PLAY HOST TO SCHOOLCHILDREN

Residents at a Durham care home had “huge grins” on their faces after passing on their green-fingered tips to youngsters from a local school. The children learned from their elderly hosts how to plant seeds in the courtyard garden at Bowburn Care Centre and had their...

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WEST MIDLANDS-BASED CARE GROUP IS “MOST OUTSTANDING IN UK

A/span> West Midlands-run care home group has clinched a prestigious award for being the “most outstanding” in the UK. St Philips Care, which administers its 28 care homes in Scotland and England from headquarters in High Street, Wednesfield, collected the accolade...

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SADIE BRIGHTENS UP CARE HOME THANKS TO TALENTS AS FLORIST

Everything is coming up roses at a Dalbeattie care home – thanks to an 85-year-old resident who has revived her talents as a florist. Sadie McCallie taught herself how to arrange flowers many years ago, when she and her late husband, Les, ran the Craigend Stores in...

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CARE HOME STAFF TAKE THE HIGH ROAD – TO SCALE BEN NEVIS

Six members of staff and a resident at an Alness care centre are aiming to reach the peak of fitness – to take on the tough challenge of scaling Ben Nevis. Catalina House – which has 27 rooms to care for adults with mental health issues – is among 11 Scottish homes...

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KYLE THE SCOTTISH CHEF COOKS UP PRIZE-WINNING FEAST

Och aye! A County Durham care home has triumphed in a national competition to find the best Burns supper menu – thanks to its chef, who is a native Scot. Kyle Long, who heads up the kitchen at Chilton Care Centre, in Chilton, has just heard he has won second place in...

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72-YEAR-OLD CHEF COOKS UP WINNING RECIPES

Veteran chef Les Duffield has rustled up a prize for the Coldstream care home where he works, thanks to traditional Scottish recipes he has perfected over 50 years in catering. The 72-year-old Coldstream grandfather has just learned that his home, Lennel House Care...

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