Grandmother and former NHS worker died after medics placed feeding tube into her lung

A grandmother who worked for the London Ambulance Service for 25 years died when medics accidentally put a feeding tube into her lung and failed to spot it for more than 10 hours. Maura Irwin, 77, had the nasal feeding tube misplaced into her lung after suffering a debilitating stroke, which then filled up and killed her, an inquest heard.

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Missing Lewisham woman’s disappearance a week ago is “totally out of character”

Police have launched an appeal after becoming “increasingly concerned” for the welfare of a Lewisham woman who vanished from a Catford shopping trip a week ago. Daniela Longhin, 51, has been missing from her home since Monday 13 September and officers from the South East London Missing Persons team are working to locate her.

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How Bromley mum fought like a warrior after cancer diagnosis – inspired by Sydenham pupil daughter

When Carmen Loscialpo was struggling to cope through gruelling cancer treatment, the strength to carry on came from an unexpected source – her two young daughters aged just eight and five. Carmen, 36, said: “The fear of the unknown and how to cope alone was bringing me down until I saw how well my girls were coping with everything, after the initial shock.”

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