Archive for September, 2015

Tories plan to scrap free school meals

Tories plan to scrap free school meals

The Tories are considering plans to cut free school meals, it has been revealed. George Osborne’s November Spending Review, is considering proposals to end policies in which free hot school meals are given to all schoolchildren between four and seven, a policy which was introduced by former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in 2014. It was estimated that it would[Read More…]

The incident is alleged to have taken place at the Paris’s police headquarters on the Seine

French police officers charged with gang-rape

Officers at the centre of a rape scandal in France are set to undergo DNA testing, it has been revealed. Two policemen are already facing charges after a Canadian tourist reported being attacked at the police headquarters on Quai des Orfèvres. About 100 officers and staff at Paris’s police headquarters on the Seine are to be DNA tested this week[Read More…]

Phoebe Roberts with her mum

Toddler mauled by police dog

A six year old girl was mauled by a police dog outside of her home, it has been reported. Phoebe Roberts, 6, was heading to her grandmother’s house in Harpurhey, Greater Manchester just 50 yards from her home when the police dog got distracted from its intended target and savaged her. She was subsequently rushed to hospital with 10 puncture[Read More…]

Stuart with his mum

Disabled man who can’t speak, eat or wash himself asked for proof he is fit for work

A severely disabled man who is unable to speak or read has been ordered by authorities to prove he is unfit to work. Stuart Chester, 25, suffers from Down’s syndrome, epilepsy and autism and is unable to wash or feed himself and lives with his mum and full time carer Deborah McKenzie, 51, in Glasgow. He currently receives Disability Living[Read More…]

Mindfulness meditation ‘beneficial in improving epilepsy’

Mindfulness meditation ‘beneficial in improving epilepsy’

A new study has proven that mindfulness meditation can be effective in improving hard-to-treat epilepsy. Researchers from the University of Hong Kong and the University of Melbourne conducted the study, which was published in the medical journal Neurology, to determine how effective mindfulness-based therapy is in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. A total of 60 patients with drug-resistant epilepsy were randomly[Read More…]