Pandemic drinking puts more than 100 people in hospital

Pandemic drinking puts more than 100 people in hospital with worst affected patients in their early 60s or early 70s NHS had 750,000 alcohol-related admissions between last April and December Figures show there were almost 20,000 admissions among those aged 90-plus  Drinkers in their 20s and 30s accounted for a relatively small number of cases  By … Read more

Pandemic drinking puts more than 100 people in hospital

Pandemic drinking puts more than 100 people in hospital with worst affected patients in their early 60s or early 70s NHS had 750,000 alcohol-related admissions between last April and December Figures show there were almost 20,000 admissions among those aged 90-plus  Drinkers in their 20s and 30s accounted for a relatively small number of cases  By … Read more

Desperate mother, 35, puts valuable possessions up for sale to fund £35,000 surgery

A desperate mother is selling all her most valuable possessions to fund surgery to stop her becoming paralysed by a condition which is causing her head to crush her spine. Kate McGinley, 35, was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndome (EDS) in January which affects the connective tissue between bones, organs, ligaments and skin. The mother … Read more

Desperate mother, 35, puts valuable possessions up for sale to fund £35,000 surgery

A desperate mother is selling all her most valuable possessions to fund surgery to stop her becoming paralysed by a condition which is causing her head to crush her spine. Kate McGinley, 35, was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndome (EDS) in January which affects the connective tissue between bones, organs, ligaments and skin. The mother … Read more

Desperate mother, 35, puts valuable possessions up for sale to fund £35,000 surgery

A desperate mother is selling all her most valuable possessions to fund surgery to stop her becoming paralysed by a condition which is causing her head to crush her spine. Kate McGinley, 35, was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndome (EDS) in January which affects the connective tissue between bones, organs, ligaments and skin. The mother … Read more

Surge in ‘pothead’ over-60s trying to kick habit as number receiving NHS treatment nearly doubles

Surge in ‘pothead’ over-60s trying to kick the habit as number receiving NHS treatment for cannabis addiction more than doubles in eight years 1,007 in over 60 age group had NHS treatment for cannabis addiction in 2020 The number has more than doubled in eight years when the number was 450 Experts fear many may … Read more

NHS finance chief stole £50,000 from elderly relative to help pay daughter’s school fees

NHS trust finance chief, 55, stole £50,000 from ‘vulnerable’ elderly relative to help pay for her daughter’s school fees and pay off her mortgage, tribunal hears Janet Ashby persuaded Mr A to let her oversee his assets, disciplinary panel told  She previously worked for Barnsley Hospital but was sacked and later jailed This week she … Read more

Covid-19 UK: All the times Boris Johnson has moved the goalposts on setting us free

When lockdown was first introduced on March 23 last year, Boris Johnson promised it would be reviewed in less than a month.  But more than 380 days later the country remains under strict Covid restrictions, despite an array of figures now showing cases are at their lowest levels since the end of summer — when … Read more

Covid-19 UK: All the times Boris Johnson has moved the goalposts on setting us free

When lockdown was first introduced on March 23 last year, Boris Johnson promised it would be reviewed in less than a month.  But more than 380 days later the country remains under strict Covid restrictions, despite an array of figures now showing cases are at their lowest levels since the end of summer — when … Read more