Dad dying of cancer kept apart from wife and denied final adventure by coronavirus lockdown

Simon Cowls says there is no 'this time next year' for him and he wishes he could be making memories with his family

A dad dying of cancer is trapped in coronavirus lockdown isolated even from his own wife - and unable to go on one last adventure to make memories with her.

Simon Cowls, 52, has urged people to take the COVID-19 lockdown seriously to protect the vulnerable and to ensure it ends quickly.

He is desperate to make the most of the limited time he has left with his...
source: Somerset Live

2020-04-02 16:35
Latest news from Somerset Live
today 16:02 Man dies after falling into quay near Dorset beach
today 16:02 Man dies after falling into quay near Dorset beach
today 14:59 Coronavirus: The latest COVID-19 hospital death figures for Somerset
today 14:59 Coronavirus: The latest COVID-19 hospital death figures for Somerset
today 13:56 A358 traffic: Delays on road near Taunton after crash, reportedly involving Royal Mail van
today 13:56 A358 traffic live: Delays on road near Taunton after crash, reportedly involving Royal Mail van
today 11:50 Mum shares snaps of the disastrous 'parenting hack' that left her children's skin stained green
today 11:50 Back to the Future fan fulfills lifetime ambition of flying his very own 'hoverboard'
today 11:50 Nine cars stolen in burglary at car dealership in Westbury as police arrest four
today 11:50 Nine cars stolen in burglary at car dealership in Westbury as police arrest four
today 11:50 M5 traffic live: Two lanes closed after two vehicle crash
today 10:47 Supermarkets could get green light to open longer on Sundays
today 10:47 Somerset councillor hits back at claim of a 'local lockdown' in Weston-super-Mare
today 10:47 Somerset councillor hits back at claim of a 'local lockdown' in Weston-super-Mare
today 09:44 Where and when you should wear face coverings, according to newlockdown rules
today 09:44 Interesting in buying overseas properties surged throughout lockdown
today 09:44 LETTER: Agony of nurse who had to refuse assisted dying request
today 09:44 Landlords to quit pub frequented by Jacob Rees-Mogg as they can't face reopening with social distancing
today 09:44 Landlords to quit pub frequented by Jacob Rees-Mogg as they can't face reopening with social distancing
today 09:44 The new materials that will be accepted at Somerset recycling centres from next week
Latest news from Bristol
today 16:02 Man dies after falling into quay near Dorset beach
today 16:02 Man dies after falling into quay near Dorset beach
today 15:41 Bristol City boss Lee Johnson admits getting in trouble over new giant TV screen at Failand
today 15:41 Bristol City boss Lee Johnson admits getting in trouble over new giant TV screen at Failand
today 14:59 Coronavirus: The latest COVID-19 hospital death figures for Somerset
today 14:59 Coronavirus: The latest COVID-19 hospital death figures for Somerset
today 14:38 Police officer allegedly makes joke she needs a 'holiday so much she'd go away with the McCanns'
today 14:38 Police officer allegedly makes joke she needs a 'holiday so much she'd go away with the McCanns'
today 13:56 A358 traffic: Delays on road near Taunton after crash, reportedly involving Royal Mail van
today 13:56 A358 traffic live: Delays on road near Taunton after crash, reportedly involving Royal Mail van
today 13:35 Cancer Research's Race for Life 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus - what to do if you were taking part
today 13:35 Alton Towers to reopen some sections of the park this weekend
today 13:35 How Bristol's biggest construction sites are coming along
today 13:35 How Antoine Semenyo can replicate Rashford and Mbappe to force his way into Bristol City's starting XI
today 13:35 How Antoine Semenyo can replicate Rashford and Mbappe to force his way into Bristol City's starting XI
today 13:35 Furious resident threatens to sit in the road over lorries 'smashing' into houses
today 13:35 Furious resident threatens to sit in the road over lorries 'smashing' into houses
today 12:32 Swimmer swept out to sea launches hunt to find hero who saved his life
today 12:32 Bristol City's former Chelsea defender Jay Dasilva speaks out after receiving racist abuse on Instagram
today 12:32 Bristol City's former Chelsea defender Jay Dasilva speaks out after receiving racist abuse on Instagram
today 12:32 Tearful Carol Vorderman left 'frightened' by paparazzi outside Bristol home
today 12:32 Tearful Carol Vorderman left 'frightened' by paparazzi outside Bristol home
today 11:50 Mum shares snaps of the disastrous 'parenting hack' that left her children's skin stained green
today 11:50 Back to the Future fan fulfills lifetime ambition of flying his very own 'hoverboard'
today 11:50 Nine cars stolen in burglary at car dealership in Westbury as police arrest four
today 11:50 Nine cars stolen in burglary at car dealership in Westbury as police arrest four
today 11:50 M5 traffic live: Two lanes closed after two vehicle crash
today 11:29 Mum shares snaps of the disastrous 'parenting hack' that left her children's skin stained green
today 11:29 Back to the Future fan fulfills lifetime ambition of flying his very own 'hoverboard'
today 11:29 How much Bristol City, Leeds United and the rest of the Championship will pay Sky Sports in TV rebate deal
today 11:29 How much Bristol City, Leeds United and the rest of the Championship will pay Sky Sports in TV rebate deal
today 11:29 Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's recall crisps, cakes and biscuits
today 11:29 Extinction Rebellion activists mark out 5km of new cycle routes overnight
today 11:29 Extinction Rebellion activists mark out 5km of new cycle routes overnight
today 10:47 Supermarkets could get green light to open longer on Sundays
today 10:47 Somerset councillor hits back at claim of a 'local lockdown' in Weston-super-Mare
today 10:47 Somerset councillor hits back at claim of a 'local lockdown' in Weston-super-Mare
today 10:26 UK's first Frankenstein museum could open near Bristol by end of the year
today 10:26 Supermarket workers reveal tactics used by sneaky shoppers to get unfair bargain
today 10:26 Supermarkets could get green light to open longer on Sundays
today 10:26 The Bristol restaurants, pubs and bars asking for donations during lockdown
today 10:26 Police admit failings in GBH investigation and say sorry to accused man
today 10:26 Black Lives Matter: Why we're protesting and what we're doing about the coronavirus threat
today 09:44 Where and when you should wear face coverings, according to newlockdown rules
today 09:44 Interesting in buying overseas properties surged throughout lockdown
today 09:44 LETTER: Agony of nurse who had to refuse assisted dying request
today 09:44 Landlords to quit pub frequented by Jacob Rees-Mogg as they can't face reopening with social distancing
today 09:44 Landlords to quit pub frequented by Jacob Rees-Mogg as they can't face reopening with social distancing
today 09:44 The new materials that will be accepted at Somerset recycling centres from next week
today 09:44 The new materials that will be accepted at Somerset recycling centres from next week
Latest news from Great Britain
today 16:02 UK coronavirus death toll rises by 204 to 40,465
today 15:59 A&E Afterdark 18-year-old asks 'will I die?' after moped accident
today 15:59 A&E Afterdark 18-year-old asks 'will I die?' after moped accident
today 15:45 George Floyd death: Banksy sets fire to US flag in new artwork inspired by Black Lives Matter "People of colour are being failed," writes the famous anonymous artist, following the death of George Floyd in the United States.
today 15:45 Coronavirus: Another 204 UK deaths as England hospital fatalities down In England 75 more people have died in hospital, the second lowest tally since March 25, just after lockdown began.
today 15:44 Work restarts on British Normandy Memorial honouring D-Day heroes
today 15:44 Thousands take the knee for George Floyd at Parliament Square protest
today 15:44 What are the new rules for entering the UK going to be and how long will quarantine measures last?
today 15:44 Britpop quiz questions and answers: Test your knowledge on Britpop – can YOU beat the quiz
today 15:44 Eamonn Holmes father: How did Eamonn Holmes' dad die?
today 15:44 Mane attractions that make South Africa roar
today 15:44 Merkel vs Trump: Germany rages at US President over troops pullout
today 15:44 Newcastle United takeover: Boris told to block Saudi Arabia purchase ‘It's a sports wash!’
today 15:44 Sarah Ferguson heartbreak: Fergie opens up on death of close pal ‘I longed to say goodbye'
today 15:44 Princess Diana: Which pieces of Diana’s jewellery now belong to Meghan and Kate?
today 15:44 Coronavirus POLL: Should Boris introduce regional lockdowns based on infection rates? VOTE
today 15:44 Landlords eviction ban extended to end of August in good news for renters
today 15:44 BBC Breakfast: Naga Munchetty leaves viewers distracted as she runs onto set ‘late’
today 15:44 Prince Philip's mother's attempt to rescue Russian Princesses during revolution - EXPOSED
today 14:56 What happened next to Peter Gentle's last Hull FC team
today 14:56 What happened next to Peter Gentle's last Hull FC team
today 14:56 Grant McCann will 'respect the decision' of any Hull City stars refusing to play
today 14:56 Grant McCann will 'respect the decision' of any Hull City stars refusing to play
today 14:56 Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's recall crisps, cakes and biscuits
today 14:56 How Super League clubs could return to training after medical advice
today 14:56 How Super League clubs could return to training after medical advice
today 14:56 Live as police cordon off 25th Avenue after man injured
today 14:41 Coronavirus: Government accused of blindsiding NHS trusts with new face mask rules All hospital staff, visitors and outpatients will be required to wear face coverings from 15 June.
today 14:41 Tattooists ‘quit jobs in shame’ over ‘inappropriate’ messages to female clients
today 14:41 Sir Tom Jones: The shotgun wedding that saved his career
today 14:41 Lord Ashcroft's donation for 999 memorial in Daily Express backed campaign
today 14:41 Nicole Scherzinger health: Pussycat dolls singer reveals 'tormenting' health battle
today 14:41 Madeleine McCann heartbreak: How family still celebrate Maddie’s birthday each year
today 14:41 Princess Diana fury: Royal 'furious' with princess' final act of 'betrayal' exposed
today 14:41 D-Day: Eisenhower's chilling letter 'conceding defeat in World War 2' exposed
today 14:41 Fern Britton: My nana took her ‘wicked’ baby secret to the grave
today 14:41 Frustrated Merkel prepares to sideline Barnier in move towards 'common sense' Brexit talks
today 14:41 'Madness': Plan for UK rival to Galileo is a vanity project, says Tory MP
today 14:41 Len Goodman: Former judge speaks out on Strictly return after Craig Revel Horwood call
today 14:41 Rod Stewart's wife Penny Lancaster talks 'tough' situation at home: 'Wanted to scream!'
today 14:41 Kate shares new picture of Prince George and Princess Charlotte for volunteering week
today 14:41 Boris Johnson REFUSES to cough up £270million of UK taxpayer cash for EU coronavirus fund
today 14:41 Carol Vorderman breaks down in tears after being 'harassed' outside home: 'Frightened me'
today 14:41 Piers Morgan stopped by police after he's caught speeding on way to celebrity golf event
today 13:53 Hull's 'most wanted' domestic abuser arrested after month on run
today 13:53 Coastguard rescues 'casualty' near Hessle Foreshore after search operation
today 13:38 Tory MP apologises after ignoring lockdown rules to attend barbecue
today 13:38 Priscilla Presley husband: Did Priscilla remarry after divorce from Elvis Presley?
today 13:38 TV licence fee future now in the hands of new BBC boss
today 13:38 Royal embarrassment: Princess Margaret's 'staggeringly rude' comments exposed
Watch the news from UK on Facebook