A damning report today exposes the growing problem of delayed transfers of care – or bed blocking – which is up 30% on the same period last year
I was volunteering for a charity over Christmas 2006 where I met a lady who had been homeless for seven years. Why? Because of the breakdown of relationship with her family. For her, the impact was devastating resulting in the loss of her job, income and home. A few days later, as everyone was making […]
Wearing armour in Parliament, not dying in the House of Commons and peeing in policemen’s hats… On the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, it’s timely to look at the anachronistic laws and rulings from across the centuries which are still (technically) enshrined in British law today. Or are they? There are a lot of […]
Remember David Rees sharp satirical look at post 9/11 politics, ‘Get Your War On‘ when one of the clip-art characters says “Oh my God, this War On Terrorism is gonna rule! I can’t wait until the war is over and there’s no more terrorism!” And the other replies: “I know! Remember when the US had […]
Labour Councillor, Karen Danczuk, 31 (Picture: Rex) A man has been arrested following a rape allegation by MP’s wife Karen Danczuk. Mrs Danczuk, who is a Labour councillor, alleged that she was sexually assaulted ‘hundreds of times’ between the ages of six and 12. Over the weekend, Greater Manchester Police arrested a 36-year-old man who lives a […]
Sophie Gorton (L) said she was sorry for killing Allan Wellings (Picture: Cavendish) A careless driver who killed a man has angered his family by posting a ‘great year’ message on Facebook and then being spared jail. Sophie Gorton killed Allan Wellings last July but was told she would not go to jail after she showed remorse. But Allan’s family […]
MORE than 800 mourners have joined the family and friends of a four-year-old girl who died after being struck by a 32-tonne tipper truck at her Frozen-themed funeral this afternoon.
A DENTIST who sued a former patient for £50,000 after the man made a series of false allegations about him has won his groundbreaking case.
Rozanne Duncan or Mel B? Warning: Includes comments some may find offensive A ‘racist’ former Ukip councillor whose uncanny resemblance to Bo Selecta’s portrayal of Mel B is not lost on us has defended her views on black people. Rozanne Duncan was booted from the party after she said that she had a problem with negroes […]
They don’t get bigger than is – or do they!? (Picture: Splash) There are rats. Then there are unholy giant mutant rats sent back from the future to destroy mankind. This is the latter (probably). The 18-inch long rodent was spotted in Belsize Park, North London, outside terrified Kate Firth’s house. Kate said: ‘It was bizarre, I […]