A pensioner left without central heating or hot water for 12 days by her housing association had a new boiler fitted yesterday.

A tearful Jeannie Thornhill, 66, of Coupland Road, Wootton, near Abingdon, thanked the Oxford Mail for publicising her struggle with Sovereign Housing Association.

Mrs Thornhill said: “I was so tired and anxious, but now I can stop worrying.”