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To get some background on this story google ‘Jonathan Brooks surgeon’. You can read about his NHS whistleblowing and his suspension. There’s a lot behind this story. He was obviously a very bitter man who may or may not have received fair treatment. There’s no excuse for his actions but it does show what might have lead to it. He also has a website where he talks about his suspension from the private sector. The whole saga would make the basis for a film script. The trial will be very interesting and I can see a lot of mud being thrown. This matter may be sub judice so perhaps detailed comment on a public forum may be inappropriate.

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49 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

To get some background on this story google ‘Jonathan Brooks surgeon’. You can read about his NHS whistleblowing and his suspension. There’s a lot behind this story. He was obviously a very bitter man who may or may not have received fair treatment. There’s no excuse for his actions but it does show what might have lead to it. He also has a website where he talks about his suspension from the private sector. The whole saga would make the basis for a film script. The trial will be very interesting and I can see a lot of mud being thrown. This matter may be sub judice so perhaps detailed comment on a public forum may be inappropriate.

Agreed Phil.

I posted a summary of what’s in a National newspaper but perhaps best to wait to the full story emerges which, I agree, will be very interesting. 

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It’s in The Times today and I saw it online in the Sun yesterday. The Newark Advertiser site appears to have pulled the story. There are rules about what can be published pre trial by newspapers so as not to influence juries but I think we can speculate without fear of conviction. Tongues will certainly be wagging in Halam and Southwell!

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There is a bright light outside - discovered that it's called the sun :biggrin:

Did the usual 10k on the rower this morning. Another 20 planned for this afternoon while watching the snooker. Half way through the challenge to reach Inverness by the end of the month.

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Re the stabbing, it's tragic not only for the victim but will surely mean an inglorious end to someone's career, if true.  I suppose when someone has become obsessed with what they see as injustice and have lost all perspective, they are on a very dangerous slope.  It wouldn't be the first time, nor the last.

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You’ve obviously read the background information and can see the 

possible motif for the alleged crime. The guy must have been distraught to have lost jobs in both the public and private sectors. I’ve never been happy about surgeons having the sinecure of the NHS and doing lucrative private work on the side. I don’t know how widely the NHS service contracts are drafted. The forthcoming trial my throw some light on the subject. Obviously it will be some months ahead but the suspect will, no doubt, remain in custody as there seems very little to investigate other than motif.

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A terrible thing to happen to anybody no matter who they are and what they do. The terrible thing isnthat if you hear a noise during the night what do you do? You investigate don't you? You don't expect someone to raise a gun or knife at you. There's enough violence in the world. Of course the family is " upset" but haven't the journalists got any sort of feelings for this distraught family. It annoys me when here as well when they a report  a crime. Especially if someone has died, " And how do you feel" they say. How the hell do they think they feel. Sorry. I believe they've caught the aggressor. Hope so and give him maximum sentence.

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Well I am!  Used to take the Telegraph every day but when my husband was working overseas for weeks at a time I was so busy keeping everything running in the home and office I never even opened it so changed to the Mail as it had more pictures to look at!!  Have never got around to changing back although the Telegraph is so expensive now, can’t afford it! 
We have the Sunday Times which really gives enough reading to last the whole week but we like to keep the paper boy in employment .....

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just spent a happy afternoon walking round Woodthorpe, Sherwood and Mapperley (on Street View!).  Feel quite worn out with walking up all those hills....

I accidentally turned into The Wells Road from Woodborough Road and saw there was a place called The Haunted Museum - what's that then?

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The last time I went in there it was occupied by Goodmarriot and Hursthouse, the electricians. I took a motor in for a rewind. When they moved I think it became a golf equipment shop. The 'haunted' museum has got to be a load of nonsense.

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40 minutes ago, Paradiddle said:

Margie, that's the old Majestic cinema, our local many moons ago!

I did wonder about that as I’ve read that the Majestic was now a ‘haunted’ attraction.  I suppose the entrance  on Wells Road leads to the back of the Majestic?

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3 minutes ago, IAN FINN said:

Where was the Majestic Cinema? Never heard of it.

It was on Woodborough Road between Wells Road and Porchester Road

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I read that the accused in the stabbing of the surgeon in Halam last week was charged yesterday with attempted murder, carrying a knife and three charges of attempted arson. The plot thickens. He’s due to appear in the magistrates court this morning. This is going to be interesting.

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I was quite surprised to read about the attempted arson charges.  Looks like this has been festering for a very long time.  It's so sad that a career has gone down the drain over it.  I suppose, if you're not actually working in the environment, one tends not to realise that professional rivalry and jealousy are alive and well in the medical profession. Friends of mine who worked in hospitals have often recounted tales of prima donna behaviour and tantrums amongst consultants.

 

I've witnessed it myself in the teaching profession, usually from those who have never worked in any other sphere.  Their behaviour is sometimes more puerile  than their reception class charges.

 

At the end of the day, we're only human beings and, as is often said, there's a savage beneath the surface! :wacko:

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