New show Extra Gear announced

New show Extra Gear announced

Brand new show Extra Gear announced It has been announced that the popular BBC motor show known as Top Gear, which returns in May, is getting a sister show Extra Gear, which will also be aired in May. Extra Gear will give viewers behind the scenes footage and interviews with the presenters and guests. It has been revealed that the presenter of this new show will be Rory Reid. When asked about the new show Reid said…

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Breakthrough in Type 1 Diabetes

Breakthrough in Type 1 Diabetes

Could there be a cure for Type 1 Diabetes? There has been a lot of talk recently about Type 1 diabetes and now scientists have identified some new and very important information about this disease and this discovery is impressive. Scientists now have a fully completed picture showing that our immune systems attack certain areas in our body, these are what can cause Type 1 diabetes. When asked about this new discovery Diabetes UK said that they were…

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 Justice at last for the Hillsborough victims

 Justice at last for the Hillsborough victims

The Hillsborough victims get justice. On 15th April 1989 Liverpool met Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Sheffield in the FA Cup Semi Final, What should have been a joyous occasion, turned into a 27 year nightmare for the families and friends of some Liverpool supporters. 96 innocent fans lost their lives that day due to a combination of errors by the Police and the Sheffield Wednesday football club. A decision taken by David Duckenfield who was…

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BHS in administration

BHS in administration

It was announced today BHS in administration  The retail chain British Home Stores lovingly known as BHS has now gone into administration and 11,000 jobs are now at risk. However this means the stores won’t be shutting right away. But sources close to the company stated that “things don’t look good for them”. There is a rumour that chain could be sold off store by store. If this turns out to be true then it…

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All out strike by Junior Doctors

All out strike by Junior Doctors

2 Day Strike by Junior Doctors At 8am this morning thousands of Junior Doctors throughout England walked out of Hospitals in protest against the plan by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s plan to impose a new work contract due to begin in August of this year. The strike by Junior Doctors will be the first time ever that services such as maternity, A & E and intensive care have been effectively closed due to the…

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Tim Peake runs London Marathon from space

Tim Peake runs London Marathon from space

Tim Peake takes part in the London Marathon from space. Astronaut Tim Peake takes part in the London Marathon while in space. He ran the London Marathon on a treadmill at the International Space Station. He started at the same time as all the other runners who started at 10:00. He ran the entire 26.2 miles in 3 hours and 35 minutes. In doing so he broke the world record for the fastest marathon run in…

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Autism and Independent Living – Brandons Story (Part 2)

Autism and Independent Living – Brandons Story (Part 2)

Brandons Story (part 2) Autism and Independent Living By Amalia Starr Brandon seldom asked for anything so I just had to listen. Saying yes to him living alone was one of the best things I ever did. I helped him to live his dream of independence and he helped me to become a better person. I never expected that by helping my son he would help me and become my finest teacher. The doctors were…

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Funding boost for GP services in England

Funding boost for GP services in England

Goverment announce funding boost for GP services in England Funding boost for GP surgeries – It has been announced today that the National Health Service have started a five year plan to assist local GP surgeries to improve not only greater access for patients but in the words of the NHS to “get back on their feet” It is anticipated that the additional £2.4bn per year which will be put into the services over the…

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Skin cancer – A possible breakthrough

Skin cancer – A possible breakthrough

A possible breakthrough to Skin Cancer. A new study shows that up to 1/5th of people with advanced Skin Cancer are free of any sign of tumours after a revolutionary course of treatment. The initial data on people using ipilimumab and nivolumab together showed a success rate of 69% of the patients who were on trial, were alive after two years. The Doctors leading the trials were said to be very encouraged with the results so…

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First time buyers housing crisis

First time buyers housing crisis

Predicted housing crisis for first time buyers. For first time buyers getting a house is exciting, you feel completely independent. However this will change by the year 2020. According to resent studies first time buyers will have to earn double their current salary in order to afford their first house. First time buyers will have to earn £64,000 each year to be able to afford a mortgage. But it isn’t only the mortgages that are increasing,…

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