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Modernist ruin is an ‘albatross around our neck’ says church

Image copyright Alaisdair Smith / NVA Image caption The seminary was used as a backdrop for a sound and light show called Hinterland by NVA in March 2016 An A-listed modernist building has been described as an “albatross around our neck” by the Roman Catholic Church, who said they could not even give it away. St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, near Dumbarton, was built in 1966 as a training college for priests. It was once described as a “modernist masterpiece” but closed in the 1970s and lay empty until a…

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NBA notebook: Wizards’ Morris (neck) out six weeks

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris will miss the next six weeks after being diagnosed with transient cervical neuropraxia, the team announced. FILE PHOTO: Dec 22, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) shoots over Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the second quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports Morris was diagnosed Wednesday at a clinic in Dallas after experiencing neck and upper back stiffness following a blow to the chin in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers in mid-December. He…

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Sophie Wilson: Backpacker who broke neck back in UK

Image copyright Sophie Wilson Image caption Sophie Wilson was in hospital in Thailand for almost a month A backpacker who broke her neck diving into a swimming pool in Thailand is back in the UK, thanks to people donating more than £67,000. The money has gone towards Sophie Wilson’s hospital bills and a medical flight from Thailand. Insurance company Insure and Go refused to pay out as they said she had acted in a way which put herself at risk. Medics do not know whether the 24-year-old, from Shepshed, Leicestershire,…

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Cowboys defensive lineman Crawford out of hospital after injuring neck

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford is out of the hospital and back home, the team announced Sunday night after Crawford left the field Sunday with a neck injury. Dec 23, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford (98) is carted off the field after an injury in the first quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Crawford was carted off the field and taken to a hospital after sustaining the injury early in Dallas’ home game against the…

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David Pocock out of England v Australia Test with neck injury

Pocock missed Wallabies training on Monday and Tuesday and has fallen short of the starting line-up England v Australia Venue: Twickenham Date: Saturday, 24 November Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live with BBC Two highlights at 19:30 GMT Australia back-row forward David Pocock has withdrawn from Saturday’s Test against England with a neck injury. The 30-year-old number eight failed a fitness test on Friday after initially being named in coach Michael Cheika’s starting XV on Thursday. Cheika had said that Pocock was “desperate to play” at…

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Matthew Hayden: Ex-Australia opener ‘dodges bullet’ after fracturing neck while surfing

Matthew Hayden (pictured) and Justin Langer formed one of the greatest Test opening partnerships Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden said he “dodged a bullet” after suffering a fractured bone in his neck and ligament damage while surfing. The 46-year-old posted a photo of himself on Instagram with head injuries and in a neck brace. “Just wanted to say a big thank you to all our mates on Stradbroke Island who have been so supportive,” he said. Hayden retired in 2009 after scoring 8,625 runs for Australia, with 30 centuries from…

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Neck injury ends career of Miami WR Richards

Miami receiver Ahmmon Richards is done playing football because of a “disabling neck injury,” the school announced Sunday. Sep 2, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Miami Hurricanes receiver Ahmmon Richards (82) has a pass broken up by LSU Tigers cornerback Clyde Edwards-Helaire (22) at AT&T Stadium. Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo Richards, a junior, hasn’t played since injuring a knee in the season opener against LSU. The university hasn’t revealed when the neck injury occurred. “I’m extremely appreciative of the university’s athletic training and medical staffs for diagnosing this injury, and…

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Woman, 100, dies after neck broken in Derby robbery

Image copyright Derbyshire Police Image caption Police want to hear from anyone who may have information about the driver of this Seat Leon A 100-year-old woman has died after suffering multiple injuries including a broken neck when her bag was stolen. Zofija Kaczan was approached from behind and pushed to the ground in the Normanton area of Derby at about 08:45 BST on Monday 28 May. Derbyshire Police previously thought her injuries were not life threatening and she was recovering. A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery before…

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