News archive from 15 July 2012

Faster, richer and standing still: Lords reform held since 1908 Games

How times change. A ticket for the opening ceremony of the London 1908 Olympics cost the equivalent of 12p. You will have to pay up to £2,012 for one of the best seats on Friday week. A train fare from Birmingham to London was 20p, average annual...

People, 22:01 in Politics
 
Hanley-based charity Brighter Futures launches new phone line to help suicidal men

Hanley-based charity Brighter Futures launches new phone line to help suicidal men

Most of the cases have involved men aged 40 to 60 who have lost their jobs or suffered relationship breakdowns. Experts have linked the deaths to pressures caused by the recession. Now Hanley-based charity Brighter Futures has launched the hotline to...

 

'Depression blood test' still experimental

Today the Metro has boldly claimed that a “blood test diagnoses depressed teenagers”, while the Daily Mail says that a new blood test “is first to diagnose depression in teenagers”. Currently, depression is diagnosed by a doctor using validated...

 

Mixed results for mobile stroke treatment

Treating stroke patients in specialised ambulances en route to hospital could boost the number of patients who receive life-saving therapy, BBC News has today reported. The news is based on a small but well-conducted study looking at whether the time...

 

Hospital discharge times to be probed

Hospitals are ‘throwing patients out of hospitals’ late at night to free up beds, according to an investigation by The Times. The newspaper estimates that each year more than 400,000 patients are discharged from hospital between 11pm and 6am: many of...

 

Diabetes costs predicted to rocket

“Diabetes could ‘bankrupt’ the NHS in 20 years,” the Daily Mail has reported. The newspaper said that most spending on the condition is due to avoidable complications. Several other newspapers featured similar claims, saying that by 2035 a sixth of...

 

NHS 'failing gay and bisexual men'

The NHS is “failing gay and bisexual men”, The Guardian has reported. The newspaper said that the NHS has to confront some “serious issues” in the way it looks after the health of gay and bisexual men. The news is based on a report by the charity...

 

Earby bowls player to take part in Much Wenlock Olympian Games

A HAT-trick of improvements in Burnley schools can now be celebrated after education watchdogs praised two more establishments. Inspectors from Ofsted have decided that sufficient improvements have been made at Hameldon Community College to allay...

 

Earby bowls player to take part in Much Wenlock Olympian Games

A HAT-trick of improvements in Burnley schools can now be celebrated after education watchdogs praised two more establishments. Inspectors from Ofsted have decided that sufficient improvements have been made at Hameldon Community College to allay...

 

'Depression blood test' still experimental

Today the Metro has boldly claimed that a “blood test diagnoses depressed teenagers”, while the Daily Mail says that a new blood test “is first to diagnose depression in teenagers”. Currently, depression is diagnosed by a doctor using validated...

 

Mixed results for mobile stroke treatment

Treating stroke patients in specialised ambulances en route to hospital could boost the number of patients who receive life-saving therapy, BBC News has today reported. The news is based on a small but well-conducted study looking at whether the time...

 

Hospital discharge times to be probed

Hospitals are ‘throwing patients out of hospitals’ late at night to free up beds, according to an investigation by The Times. The newspaper estimates that each year more than 400,000 patients are discharged from hospital between 11pm and 6am: many of...

 

Diabetes costs predicted to rocket

“Diabetes could ‘bankrupt’ the NHS in 20 years,” the Daily Mail has reported. The newspaper said that most spending on the condition is due to avoidable complications. Several other newspapers featured similar claims, saying that by 2035 a sixth of...

 

NHS 'failing gay and bisexual men'

The NHS is “failing gay and bisexual men”, The Guardian has reported. The newspaper said that the NHS has to confront some “serious issues” in the way it looks after the health of gay and bisexual men. The news is based on a report by the charity...

 
Barnaby’s base camp joy

Barnaby’s base camp joy

A FINANCIAL adviser spent two nights at base camp on Mount Everest as part of a fund-raising expedition for a disability charity. Barnaby Bamford, aged 31, of Malvern, took part in the challenge as part of a team from wealth management company St...

 


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