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UK Health Newswire Archive

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Declining hygiene standards lead to 90 deaths at 3 hospitals from C. difficile

08-11-2007 19:35

A report by the government-funded Healthcare Commission has revealed that 90 people died from an outbreak of the infection Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) in three hospitals in the southeast of the country between 2004 and 2006.

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IWW Manchester Branch Meeting

07-11-2007 22:07

The Industrial Workers of the World, Manchester.

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Ding - Rooley Moor, valuing our South Pennine habitats and biodiversity

07-11-2007 17:09

mosses on old rackfaces
Campaigners challenging the reopening of Ding Quarry are investigating the ecological importance of Rooley Moor.
To some it appears a bleak, perhaps barren hinterland. However, there is far more to this area of the South Pennines than meets the eye:

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Karen Reissmann sacked from NHS for campaigning against cuts

07-11-2007 04:24

On Monday November 5th Karen Reissmann, CPN and UNISON branch chair was sacked on 4 counts.

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Senior doctors allege lack of evidence on fluoride safety

06-11-2007 19:08


Sarah Boseley, health editor The Guardian Friday October 5 2007 The government is accused by senior doctors today of selectively using inadequate evidence to promote the use of fluoride in the water supply. The public health measure, intended to improve the country's teeth, has attracted huge controversy. Anti-fluoride campaigners claim the chemical has potentially harmful side-effects, while dentists and some public health experts insist it is entirely beneficial and saves children from tooth decay.

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Day Care Workers Strike in Glasgow

05-11-2007 16:05

Don't Back the Bid, back the Kids!

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Corporate Kingdoms Invited To Blow Job – Crest Nicholson Evicted Boat Family

02-11-2007 16:54

Aberdeen Asset Management plc
28th October 2007 was the Shalom Family’s 4th, houseboat eviction anniversary. Property developer Crest Nicholson eradicated the Family from Penarth marina in Wales. M V Picton, their home of 14 years, was destroyed. All possessions still remain seized. Accidents, beauty show and legal process aside, the Shalom Family appealed to other Corporate minds, for a ‘blow job’ - to their ‘just cause’.

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UNISON back down despite vote for strike action

31-10-2007 08:27

Despite zero concessions from employers and a vote in favour of strikes, public sector union UNISON have backed down from announcing strike action over an across the board pay cut (also known as a below inflation "pay rise").

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Video of London Critical Mass October ride 2007

30-10-2007 12:39

A fairly smooth Halloween style ride with few if any police hassles.

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NHS whistleblower Stands Up for Journalism

26-10-2007 14:56

A nurse victimised for her trade union activity joins journalists for a day of protest.

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Free Vegan Food Fair in Kings Heath, B`ham

26-10-2007 13:27

On Saturday 10th November, you can sample a wide range of delicious, healthy, cruelty-free and eco-friendly food, and it`s all FREE!! Whether you`re already seeking to change your diet or just curious to learn why so many people are switching to plant based diets, this is the event for you!!

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Saudi embassy demo report: over 7000 lashes'sentence' for gay men.

23-10-2007 15:49

Demo outside Saudi Arabian Embassy Oct 22. led by Peter Tatchell/NUS students etc - report and pics.

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9th Annual Protest against Custody Deaths 27.7.2007

21-10-2007 00:22

Imagine a country where someone gets killed by the police every week [1]. At the same time, at least 10 more people die an untimely death in state custody [2]. Week after week, month after month, decade after decade. And not a single copper, goaler or doctor sentenced. Not even for unlawful killing, neglicence or anything. Not once [3].

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Food not Bombs and Midlands Vegan Campaign join up in anti-Mcdonalds action

20-10-2007 22:45

Birmingham Food Not Bombs returned to the streets on Saturday the 13th of October for National Anti-McDonalds Day, in combination with the recently formed Midlands Vegan

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Guerilla Foresting in the hood

20-10-2007 16:37

milliona of mature & semi-mature trees die in the UK alone every year due to ivy starving the trunk of light. When ivy reaches the top of a tree or its crown, it usually dies & often falls over which is a serious health & safety risk.
Simply cutting the ivy off at the bottom with small pruning saw which takes minutes or less, saves the tree+local wildlife & helps stop climate change.
I saved 5 trees in less than 5 minutes today near woodborough park sherwood, you can save hundreds in a hour or so.
Be a Guerilla Forester,like Mr Hood!

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World Peace by 2015 : According to Harvey?

19-10-2007 01:49

An Irishman who recoverd from a brain haemorrhage 22 years ago, has now began a Global Pilgrimage for Peace. He has completed a 6,000km walk across Australia, pushing an invisible character sitting in a wheelchair. It is Harvey, the indisible dream for peace. HOTPRESS continue the interview

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Manchester nurses continue strikes in defence of suspended colleague

18-10-2007 13:39

Karen Reissmann
Manchester mental health UNISON members will be on strike again on Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Monday 22nd October.

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BBC Complaint

17-10-2007 11:32

Misleading article on BBC TV news this morning (17 Oct) implied that Moseley Road Pools are under threat due to falling swimmer numbers which is not the case. Threat to baths is Birmingham city council seeking to cut back costs of leisure provision and their neglect of the baths over many years has bought about a big repair bill.

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Press release on Government announcement on funding for psychotherapy

16-10-2007 20:56

For immediate release 16 October 2007

Changing politicians' minds about changing our minds?

"Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and associated approaches are
comprehensively problematic. Primary prevention is the only way to
substantially reduce socially, economically and materially caused
distress. To be effective primary prevention must involve social rather
than cognitive change. Reducing income inequality in our society would
be one of the most effective ways to reduce psychological distress and
ill health”, says the UK Community Psychology Network.

Full press release follows / is attached.

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Crisis of trust in Birmingham City Council

16-10-2007 12:46

Friends of Moseley Road Baths suspect Birmingham City Council (BCC) are going to keep the report on future of Moseley Road Baths secret until too late. BCC had said cost of repairs is £30m. Reliable source says more like £12m.
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