UK Health Newswire Archive
After being criticised for illegal flyposting earlier this year: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/manchester/2006/03/336159.html
Countryside Properties have now paid Rochdale Council for road signs and half page colour advertisements in the Council's newspaper "Local matters" delivered to every home in the Borough.
There has also been a huge advertising spend by Countryside Properties with the Guardian Media Group in their Homesearch sections of the Rochdale Observer, Manchester Evening News and TV station Channel M.
It is a pity that Countryside Properties' budget doesn't cover the destruction of Woodlands in the Spodden Valley.
Mayfield and a field in May... here is the connection...
17-08-2006 10:07As Indian regulators, media and the public debate about a report on excessive levels of pesticide residues in Coke and Pepsi amongst other soft drinks, attention is not being paid to the real problem that is killing scores of Indians each year - that of deadly pesticides being used in agriculture on a variety of crops.
Poverty stricken Indians are paying a heavy price for the use of pesticides in farming.
15-08-2006 11:38Union officials have announced plans to fight the loss of nearly 1,200 jobs and 186 beds after the merger of two Nottingham hospitals.
Public sector workers' union Unison has joined forces with the Royal College of Nursing in a campaign to halt the cuts.
15-08-2006 10:19Recently, alarming reports in the blog-sphere warned that traces of the dangerous chemical alloxan, a toxic substance and a known carcinogen used by researchers to make lab rats diabetic, is present in white bread and other commercial baked goods (cookies, crackers, donuts, hamburger rolls) made with bleached white flour. Puzzled and disturbed by these reports, I set out to discover if it is true that alloxan really has been found in white bread, and if so, how it gets there, and whether, in the amounts found, it is a threat to people who eat foods made with bleached, wheat flour. What I’ve learned raises questions that both the milling industry and food safety regulators (EPA & FDA) must address, urgently.
10-08-2006 17:03The chief executive of the North West Ambulance Service resorted to bullying tactics last night, in an attempt to weaken solidarity between striking ambulance workers, ahead of this weekend's scheduled fifth stoppage.
05-08-2006 10:59The Independent this week splashed a study (1) across the front page purporting to show the relative dangers of different drugs. The Indy claimed:
“This is the first ranking based upon scientific evidence of harm to both individuals and society. It was devised by government advisers - then ignored by ministers because of its controversial findings”
04-08-2006 10:21The Israeli blockade of sea access to Beirut has trapped untold numbers
of cows aboard ship where many have already died of thirst while standing
in their waste.
04-08-2006 09:37please participate by voting for the local opion in the have your say are on the left of the page.
02-08-2006 16:25Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology and University Hospitals Aintree were today given 'foundation' status by Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt, meaning that three NHS hospitals on Merseyside are now open to private business. In June, the Liverpool Womens' Hospital opened itself up for bids to 'help' manage its finances.
02-08-2006 12:30Protesters call for Local Companies to cut ties with recently exposed, Huntingdon Life Sciences
01-08-2006 10:44Hey, if it kills insects, what does it do to people long term?
DOW Chemical has been lobbying the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow it to spray a new fluoride-based pesticide (sulfuryl fluoride) on hundreds of foods prepared in the US.