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Post-natal depression symptoms

An inquest has heard that a GP from Nottingham, found dead on wastleland in November last year, had been diagnosed with post-natal depression.

The PNI website lists a number of symptoms, including:

  • Panic attacks and anxiety
  • Constant tiredness, irritability and even anger
  • A fear of illness in yourself and or others
  • Feeling physically ill and having physical symptoms that are unusual for you such as chest pains, breathing problems, headaches, dizziness, many minor illnesses and stomach upsets
  • Worrying constantly about the health of yourself your baby, your other children or family and friends
  • Obsessive thoughts or repetitive, chanting thoughts or voices
  • Many women with PNI describe a feeling of having ‘foggy’ vision or a ‘mussy’ head

For the full list of symptoms, visit the Post-Natal Illness website

More advice and support can be found on the PANDAS website.

Dr Kinston was diagnosed with post-natal depression

by Peter Bearne

Dr Kinston's GP has told the court she diagnosed her as having post-natal depression.The 37-year-old gave birth to her second child in January 2013.

Dr Elizabeth Woodroffe saw her on several occasions in the months leading up to her death, including on the morning she disappeared.

Dr Elizabeth Kinston Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Dr Woodroffe said Dr Kinston came to her with anxieties about her house and work. At times, she also had suicidal thoughts but denied having specific plans to carry them out.

But the GP from Manor Surgery in Beeston said Dr Kinston never told her about any irrational anxieties such as worries about being spied on or being followed.

The court heard they talked over counselling options and Dr Kinston chose Cognitive Behavioural Therapy rather than being referred to a psychiatrist.

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Nottingham GP cause of death "mixed drug toxicity"

by Peter Bearne

An inquest has heard that a GP found dead on wasteland in Nottingham had an assortment of prescribed drugs in her body.

The cause of Dr Elizabeth Kinston's death was given as "mixed drug toxicity".

Elizabeth Kinston from Nottingham went missing last year Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

The 37-year-old mother of two from Beeston disappeared on 1st November last year. Her body was discovered at King's Meadow Nature Reserve two weeks later.

The inquest was told Dr Kinston was having irrational anxieties in the months before she went missing.

Police divers were involved in the search Credit: ITV News Central

The coroner read out statements from her family which revealed that she had worried she was being followed, that her neighbour was spying on her and that her mobile phone and tablet had been bugged.

She also had anxieties about cracks in her home and possible subsidence, fearing it might jeopardise a house move.

Inquest into death of Nottingham GP who went missing

The inquest into the death of a GP from Nottingham who went missing last year is due to begin today.

Elizabeth Kinston's body was found in grassland in Dunkirk in November.

Elizabeth Kinston from Nottingham went missing last year Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

It is thought she was suffering from post-natal depression.

Police divers were involved in the search for the missing mother Credit: ITV News Central

Beeston florist closes, blaming tramworks

Beeston florist closes shop blaming tramworks Credit: Sharon Breedon

A florist in Beeston is shutting up shop for the final time today, blaming the ongoing tramworks.

Sharon Breedon says she has seen a significant fall in customers since the project began.

Although the lines don't pass directly in front of her shop, she says they have put people off visiting the area.

Sharon Breedon Credit: ITV News Central
Beeston florist closes shop blaming tramworks Credit: Sharon Breedon

Ms Breedon will be relocating to different premises.

A spokesperson from NET Project says that financial assistance is being provided to some traders who have seen changes to their profits since the tram works began.

In the case of Greenfingers they say:

"If the owners of the Greenfingers Flower Shop believed the tram works were affecting the business, we could have looked into it, but they have not been in touch with us.

"While some traffic routes have been altered in the area, there are no tram works outside their shop, so it's not clear if or how the tram works have led to their decision to relocate."

Beeston florist closes shop blaming tramworks Credit: Sharon Breedon

Ms Breedon says she has not been in touch with the team behind the tram project because she knows she would not be eligible for compensation as the route does not pass close enough to her business.

Police urge missing Beeston mother to contact family

Police have appealed to a missing Nottinghamshire mum to contact her family, exactly a week after she was last seen.

Elizabeth Kinston, left her home in Beeston at around 10am last Friday. The mother of two works as a GP and is currently on maternity leave.

The 37-year-old was spotted on camera two hours later, walking along Queens Drive towards Castle Bridge Road.

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Victim named as three men charged with murder

Three men have been charged with murder after a man, named by police as 47-year-old Simon John Hay, was found dead in a Nottingham flat.

Simon Hay, aged 47, was found dead in a Beeston flat on Sunday
Simon Hay, aged 47, was found dead in a Beeston flat on Sunday Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Callum Dickinson, 23, of Villa Street, Beeston, Karl Anthony Raynor, 32, of Waterloo Road, Beeston, and Christopher Michael Royston, 23, of Whitelands, Cotgrave, are all accused of killing Mr Hay and will appear before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Mr Hay was found dead at a flat in Villa Street, Beeston, at around 5pm on Sunday afternoon.

Business owners hope street party will keep business going

Businesses on a road in Nottingham which is being closed for a year to build new tram lines, have held a street party to show they are staying open.

Although business owners opposed the closure at first they hope the party will send a strong message to the public that they are open for business for the next year even though the road is not open to cars.

Businesses hit by year long tramworks hold street party

The street party in Chilwell Road in Beeston in Nottingham which will be closed for a year
The street party in Chilwell Road in Beeston in Nottingham which will be closed for a year Credit: ITV Central

Independent shops along Chilwell Road in Beeston in Nottingham are today holding a street party ahead of the road being closed for 12 months because of work to extend the city's tram network.

A juggler entertaining children on Chilwell Road in Beeston
A juggler entertaining children on Chilwell Road in Beeston Credit: ITV Central
Shops say it'll be business as usual despite the road closure for the tram extension to Chilwell
Shops say it'll be business as usual despite the road closure for the tram extension to Chilwell Credit: ITV Central

The road closure for the tramworks was initially met with outrage.

But now businesses say they are prepared to put up with the year long disruption, as they hope to benefit when the Nottingham Express Transit line 2 to Chilwell is complete.

Shopkeepers promoting their goods and urging customers to stay loyal throughout the disruption
Shopkeepers promoting their goods and urging customers to stay loyal throughout the disruption Credit: ITV Central
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