Archive for January, 2014

Jonny Benjamin

Man launches appeal to find hero stranger who helped to save his life

A man has launched a search for a good samaritan who saved his life following an attempted suicide attempt. Jonny Benjamin had been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and was struggling to cope when he attempted to jump off of London’s Waterloo Bridge six years ago. The hero, known only as ‘Mike’ had been walking past, when he spotted Benjamin attempting[Read More…]

Majority of NHS ‘has been privatised’

Majority of NHS ‘has been privatised’

More than 70 per cent of the NHS has been privatised, it has emerged. The NHS Support Federation, which opposes a competitive market in the NHS, said that 70 per cent of contracts for NHS services in England between April-December 2013 were won by private firms. NHS reforms mean “qualified providers” can bid to provide clinical services, such as scans[Read More…]

Ms Mouland and her daughter.

Thank you note to kind stranger gets over 50,000 hits

The kindness of strangers has come to light in a recent story about a mother who reached out to a total stranger after he entertained her autistic daughter on a plane. She wrote a heartfelt letter expressing gratitude towards the businessman who engaged her three-year-old Kate in conversation instead of ignoring her. Shanell Mouland, 36, from New Brunswick, Canada, uploaded[Read More…]

No action taken against politician accused of sexual harassment

No action taken against politician accused of sexual harassment

A Lib Dem MP has walked free after allegations of sexual harassment from female activists. An independent inquiry into allegations of impropriety made by female activists concluded that the evidence against Lord Rennard was “broadly credible”. The peer has been asked to apologise for his conduct but said he wanted to “resume his roles” in the party. The former Lib[Read More…]

Francois Hollande

French President “causes mass depression amongst his people”

The emergency address made by President Francois Hollande on French television last night could certainly be a good political move to calm down his political rivals. The reason for this last minute emergency address was due to the revelations of his affair with Julie Gayet. He wanted to avoid any more embarrassing revelations getting out. He claimed that he and his[Read More…]