Tag: suspicion

The State Is Perfectly Happy To Upset People…

…providing they are the right people: It can’t feel particularly pleasant to have that letter drop on your doormat, but the NHS has issued templates to local authorities, stressing that they should be “non-judgmental” and “positively phrased”. The potential to…

Are We What We Eat..?

…or are we what our mothers ate? A diet high in fat and sugar during pregnancy may be linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children with behavioural problems early in life, experts have found. The research, led by scientists…

What Am I Missing..?

A stretch of the A20 Sidcup bypass near Crittall’s Corner was closed last night after a horse escaped onto the dual carriageway. The black and white animal was spotted horsing around on the eastbound carriageway at around 9pm. Oh, ha…

Tell Us Again How The NHS Is Short Of Money..

Mental healthcare specialists missed five opportunities to complete suicide risk assessments on an 18-year-old girl in the three months before she was fatally hit by a train, an inquest heard today. Oh, goodness! Must be those ‘lack of resources’ we’re…

Thin End Of The Wedge..?

Applying to roles deemed “safety-critical”, a host of employees from lorry drivers to binmen and lollipop ladies are being checked using breathalysers and swipes of their skin. Failure or refusal to take a test is regarded as a disciplinary matter.…

When Imojis Go Bad….

“When Facebook users set their status to ‘feeling fat’, they are making fun of people who consider themselves to be overweight, which can include many people with eating disorders. “That is not ok.” Bad Facebook users! BAD! She explains that…

An Army Of …. What?

Plumbers, heating engineers and meter installers should alert the authorities when they visit a “dangerously cold home” in order to help reduce the toll of winter deaths, new NHS guidelines say. Because the news that your gas fitter or plumber…