Blindness sufferers to get crucial drug on NHS
Patients suffering from the most common cause of progressive blindness in the elderly should soon get an expensive drug on the NHS.
Tories say ‘no excuses’ for fat children
Obese children will be exposed to “positive peer pressure” to encourage them to lose weight under Conservative proposals to make young people take more responsibility for the health.
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UK has 3 million workless households
Almost 1.8 million children – one in seven in Britain – live in households in which no one works, with more than three million families in total unemployment, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Shia Muslim convicted of child cruelty after forcing two boys to flog themselves
A Shia Muslim was convicted of child cruelty yesterday after he forced two boys to flog themselves during a religious ritual.
Map of obesity hotspots shows that problem has spread to remote regions
The isles of Scotland, valleys of Wales and parts of the South East have the biggest concentrations of overweight people in the country, according to a new map of obesity in Britain.
Super-jails are waste of £1bn, say governors
Prison officers, governors and penal reform groups will today condemn plans to build up to three 2,500-space jails as a waste of more than £1 billion of taxpayers’ money, while in a separate warning, prison governors say that there is a danger of staff losing control of the so-called “Titan” jails.
Suicides lead to call for websites control
The MP for Bridgend, where more than 20 young people have taken their own lives, has called for a mechanism to close down social networking sites to prevent images of the dead being made public.