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Inspirational mum awarded for her work with parents of disabled children

Inspirational mum awarded for her work with parents of disabled children

An inspirational mum has received a national accolade for her commitments in helping parents and carers of children with special needs disabilities. Emily Brailsford, of Matlock was named Derbyshire’s Inspirational Woman of the Year in the voluntary sector after setting up the Parenting Additional Needs in Matlock support group. Ms Brailsford set up the group after her own son was[Read More...]

Shop owner facing jail despite selling legal products

Shop owner facing jail despite selling legal products

A Leeds man has been convicted and sentenced to prison after selling…legal items. Shop owner Hassan Abbas, boss of Fantasia on Ludgate Hill in Leeds city centre was found guilty at Leeds magistrates court after selling bongs, plastic bags and grinders, despite the fact that the court openly admitted these items were perfectly legal. However he was convicted after prosecutor[Read More...]

Fracking linked to nuclear waste in drinking water

Fracking linked to nuclear waste in drinking water

An energy company has been stopped from fracking in Lancashire because of the levels of radioactive waste that would be produced from its fracking. Energy company Cuadrilla has withdrawn applications for permits to frack in the region after Environment Agency (EA) said it would not grant a radioactive substances permit until it was sure the water will be disposed of[Read More...]

Leicester City Council calls for action over contaminated meat

Leicester City Council calls for action over contaminated meat

Leicester City Council is considering taking action against meat vendors in the city after an extensive investigation revealed that nearly half of all meat in the area contained ingredients from an “undeclared species”. In what promises to be a follow-up to the 2013 horse meat scandal, the council found widespread contraventions of food labelling law. It launched a citywide meat[Read More...]

Atos to access NHS data

Atos to access NHS data

Atos will soon be given the powers to directly access the records of millions of patients across the UK, it has been revealed. The controversial firm has attracted widespread criticism after assessing millions of terminally ill and disabled patients across the UK as fit to work. Some of those patients died shortly after the Atos medical assessment. While that does[Read More...]