Woman in critical condition following blaze at Braintree flat

Braintree and Witham Times: Woman in critical condition following blaze at Braintree flat Woman in critical condition following blaze at Braintree flat

A 64-year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering serious smoke inhalation in a flat fire.

A block of flats in Progress Court, Braintree, was evacuated after a blaze broke out in the woman’s ground-floor home at 8.20am on Sunday.

Grandmother Mary Sharp, 54, who lives in neighbouring flats, raised the alarm after she saw smoke while walking her dog.

Her husband Ian Mizen-Sharp, 49, then dashed to the flats to make sure everyone got out of the building.

Former Notley High School pupil Aaron Sawyer, who lives above the fire-damaged flat, helped his elderly neighbour out of the building with assistance from Mr Mizen-Sharp.

Fire fighters then arrived and entered the burning flat with breathing apparatus on and carried the occupant to safety.

See the BWT for the full story.

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3:34pm Thu 20 Mar 14

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What the hell is the relevance of one's former high school and why the perpetration of discrimination by describing someone as "grandmother" when neither are in the least bit germane to the (so called) story?

The standard of "journalism" in this unconscionably awful collection of rags under the Brainless and Witless sobriquet is astoundingly dreadful.
What the hell is the relevance of one's former high school and why the perpetration of discrimination by describing someone as "grandmother" when neither are in the least bit germane to the (so called) story? The standard of "journalism" in this unconscionably awful collection of rags under the Brainless and Witless sobriquet is astoundingly dreadful. /@|_|@\
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9:58pm Thu 20 Mar 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
What the hell is the relevance of one's former high school and why the perpetration of discrimination by describing someone as "grandmother" when neither are in the least bit germane to the (so called) story?

The standard of "journalism" in this unconscionably awful collection of rags under the Brainless and Witless sobriquet is astoundingly dreadful.
The B&W (and the rest of Newsquest for that matter) have been doing this for so long I think it’s maybe more a case of perpetuation than perpetration .

For example, below are just a few other recent local examples of this journalistic idiosyncratic compunction to include this illogical detail. What’s the point of including it?

The bride to be with the huge candy floss who took a nose dive into a pothole. (A former Rickstones pupil). B&WT 05 Sep 13

The ‘Mum of five’ who came off second best during a contra taunt with a crumbling curb. (A former John Bramston pupil). B&WT 18 Oct 13

The ‘digusted family’ claiming to be living in “third world” conditions in a mould and damp filled flat. (Former Notley High School pupils) . B&WT 27 Nov 13.

The Braintree mum who got bonked on the konk for not picking up doggy doos in Marlborough Road. (A former Alec Hunter Humanities College pupil) . B&WT 08 Feb 14.

The Braintree town centre reveller who got duffed up by a gang in the early hours of the morning. (A former Alec Hunter Humanities College pupil). B&WT 27 Dec 13.

And finally the Halstead mum appalled at the amount of rubbish in the Halstead stretch of the River Colne. (A former Ramsey College pupil) Halstead Gazette 28 Sep 13.

Here’s what a former Panfield Lane Secondary Modern School pupil had to say about it at that time:

I’m confused. Can somebody help me out on this one?

Why the strange predilection for mentioning the educational provenance of people featuring in stories like this. I just can’t fathom out the reason for stating that XXX XXX is a former pupil of Ramsey College. Just what relevance does this have to the substance of the story?

It seems somewhat strange to me, especially as another Halstead story published only the day before relating to ‘Bad Dog Bandit’ also credits a quotation to another ‘former pupil of Ramsey College’. There is no apparently obvious connection with Ramsey College in this case either.

Yours Faithfully. Former employee of Halstead (Industrial) Co-op; Former reluctant (press ganged) member of the Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers.
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: What the hell is the relevance of one's former high school and why the perpetration of discrimination by describing someone as "grandmother" when neither are in the least bit germane to the (so called) story? The standard of "journalism" in this unconscionably awful collection of rags under the Brainless and Witless sobriquet is astoundingly dreadful.[/p][/quote]The B&W (and the rest of Newsquest for that matter) have been doing this for so long I think it’s maybe more a case of perpetuation than perpetration . For example, below are just a few other recent local examples of this journalistic idiosyncratic compunction to include this illogical detail. What’s the point of including it? The bride to be with the huge candy floss who took a nose dive into a pothole. (A former Rickstones pupil). B&WT 05 Sep 13 The ‘Mum of five’ who came off second best during a contra taunt with a crumbling curb. (A former John Bramston pupil). B&WT 18 Oct 13 The ‘digusted family’ claiming to be living in “third world” conditions in a mould and damp filled flat. (Former Notley High School pupils) . B&WT 27 Nov 13. The Braintree mum who got bonked on the konk for not picking up doggy doos in Marlborough Road. (A former Alec Hunter Humanities College pupil) . B&WT 08 Feb 14. The Braintree town centre reveller who got duffed up by a gang in the early hours of the morning. (A former Alec Hunter Humanities College pupil). B&WT 27 Dec 13. And finally the Halstead mum appalled at the amount of rubbish in the Halstead stretch of the River Colne. (A former Ramsey College pupil) Halstead Gazette 28 Sep 13. Here’s what a former Panfield Lane Secondary Modern School pupil had to say about it at that time: I’m confused. Can somebody help me out on this one? Why the strange predilection for mentioning the educational provenance of people featuring in stories like this. I just can’t fathom out the reason for stating that XXX XXX is a former pupil of Ramsey College. Just what relevance does this have to the substance of the story? It seems somewhat strange to me, especially as another Halstead story published only the day before relating to ‘Bad Dog Bandit’ also credits a quotation to another ‘former pupil of Ramsey College’. There is no apparently obvious connection with Ramsey College in this case either. Yours Faithfully. Former employee of Halstead (Industrial) Co-op; Former reluctant (press ganged) member of the Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers. OMPITA [Intl]
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