Leonora Brace obituary: Beloved paramedic, campaigner & journalist

Leonora Brace obituary: Beloved paramedic, campaigner & journalist

Leonora Brace obituary: Beloved paramedic, campaigner & journalist

                                             

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Leonora talks to camera about a local flytipping hotspot

Leonora Brace (Challis Street, Bidston) campaigning against flytipping
Leonora Brace (Challis Street, Bidston) campaigning against flytipping

By John Brace (Editor)

Leonora Brace – Born – 1947
Died – 15th January 2022

First publication date: Sunday 16th January 2022, 16:20 (GMT).

Mrs Leonora Brace who died aged 74 on the Wirral was the youngest of many sisters. She grew up in a very rural part of Canada to a British mother and First Nation father & was always proud of her First Nation culture, language and roots. She was bilingual (her other main language (although not her mother tongue) was Canadian English) with a basic grasp of other languages too.

She had emigrated to the United Kingdom (UK) as a teenager and worked in the UK a variety of different healthcare roles, first as a carer (when she caught tuberculosis), then later she qualified as a paramedic (taking her paramedic exams on audio tape rather than in writing due to her dyslexia) followed by a long career as a paramedic.
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What reasonable adjustments were agreed for a First-tier Tribunal hearing in a PIP (Personal Independent Payment) appeal and why was an urgent hearing granted in a case that started in 2019?

What reasonable adjustments were agreed for a First-tier Tribunal hearing in a PIP (Personal Independent Payment) appeal and why was an urgent hearing granted in a case that started in 2019?

What reasonable adjustments were agreed for a First-tier Tribunal hearing in a PIP (Personal Independent Payment) appeal and why was an urgent hearing granted in a case that started in 2019??

                                                

Birkenhead County Court entrance 5th October 2018 which was the venue for the First-tier Tribunal hearing (Social Entitlement Chamber)
Birkenhead County Court entrance which was the venue for the First-tier Tribunal hearing (Social Entitlement Chamber)

By John Brace – Appellant
and
Leonora Brace – Appellant’s Representative

First publication date: Saturday 1st January 2022, 21:37 (GMT).

Regular readers of this blog will know that I previously published a piece about a First-tier Tribunal hearing on the 14th December 2021 in Birkenhead involving an appeal of a PIP (Personal Independence Payment) mandatory reconsideration decision by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions made in 2019.

At the time I wrote a very short piece, but as now a couple of weeks has passed, I wanted to provide more detail.
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First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) PIP Appeal adjourned for second time

First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) PIP Appeal adjourned for second time

First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) PIP Appeal adjourned for second time

                                               

Birkenhead County Court entrance 5th October 2018 which was the venue for the First-tier Tribunal hearing (Social Entitlement Chamber)
Birkenhead County Court entrance which was the venue for the First-tier Tribunal hearing (Social Entitlement Chamber)

By John Brace – Appellant
and
Leonora Brace – Appellant’s Representative

First publication date: Friday 17th December 2021, 17:31 (GMT).

Due to the ongoing nature of this matter comments have been disabled.

A report on the previous hearing on 28th February 2020, that was previously published on this blog can be read here.

Appellant: Mr John Brace represented by Mrs Leonora Brace
Respondent: Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (“DWP”) represented by a Presenting Officer
Case number: SC062/19/01113
Location: 76 Hamilton St, Birkenhead CH41 5EN (ground floor)
Mode of hearing: Hybrid (face to face/phone)
Date and time of hearing: Tuesday 14th December 2021, 10.00 am
Type: First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber)

The weather was foggy and cold.

There were a number of timed parking bays outside the Court building in Hamilton Street, Birkenhead near the start of the disabled access ramp. With a Blue Badge you can park there for 3 hours.
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What was the byelection result of the election of a councillor for Oxton (to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council) in November 2021?

What was the byelection result of the election of a councillor for Oxton (to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council) in November 2021?

What was the byelection result of the election of a councillor for Oxton (to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council) in November 2021?

                                                       

By John Brace (Editor)
and
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: Friday 26th November 2021, 6:10 (GMT).

Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral) where the election of a councillor for Oxton to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council was announced in November 2021
Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral) where the election of a councillor for Oxton to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council was announced in November 2021

Polling day for the Oxton byelection of a councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council was on 25th November 2021 and after polling stations closed at 10.00 pm, ballots cast in person on polling day were then transported from the 4 polling stations in Oxton to Wirral Tennis & Sports Centre to be counted. Postal votes were also transported to the Wirral Tennis & Sports Centre (pictured above) in Bidston.

The votes were then counted and the election result was announced and the election result published on Wirral Council’s website.
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What’s in the nomination papers, candidate’s consent to nomination, request for party emblems and agent appointment forms for candidates in the Oxton byelection of a councillor to Wirral Council in November 2021?

What’s in the nomination papers, candidate’s consent to nomination, request for party emblems and agent appointment forms for candidates in the Oxton byelection of a councillor to Wirral Council in November 2021?

What’s in the nomination papers, candidate’s consent to nomination, request for party emblems and agent appointment forms for candidates in the Oxton byelection of a councillor to Wirral Council in November 2021?

                                                   

By John Brace (Editor)

First publication date: Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 11:10 (GMT).

Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral) 5th May 2021
Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral)

There is (at the time of writing) a byelection in Oxton ward in the election of one councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council following a vacancy caused by the death of Andy Corkhill (who was one of three Oxton councillors at the time of his death) in early October 2021.
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