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From 1969 until 1978 an as yet unknown scientist and gynaecologist laboured long and hard in Oldham to bring about a ‘medical miracle’ that continues to help millions of women and men even today.
Date Published 19/04/2018
Every day, tens of thousands of people go to work at one of the 7,000 community businesses in England.
Date Published 20/04/2018
Every day people in Oldham with a disfigurement are subject to harassment and abuse because of how they look.
Date Published 18/04/2018
I am supporting Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer’s campaign to raise awareness of key symptoms following my own diagnosis of the disease for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month...
As a Consultant Cardiologist at Manchester University Foundation Trust, and a British Heart Foundation funded Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at The University of Manchester,...
Date Published 12/04/2018
It has been mooted by the Brexit Select Committee that Britain should remain in the European Economic Area and follow the Norwegian model after we leave the EU.
Date Published 06/04/2018
We want to appeal to your readers to join Team Red Cross and fundraise for the Red Cross by taking part in supermarket collections in the Greater Manchester area.
Date Published 03/04/2018
As one of the UK’s largest charitable funders we want to highlight the amazing work that is being carried out by many small community organisations and charities in the Oldham...
Date Published 27/03/2018
Annoyed though I am that the contract for Britain’s traditional blue passports is set to be awarded to a foreign company the irony has left me with a wry smile.
Date Published 22/03/2018
I work as a volunteer in Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia), in ground monument conservation (archaeology).
Date Published 19/03/2018
I am searching for my missing brother.
Date Published 15/03/2018
It’s rather fitting that the theme of this year’s Commonwealth Day is ‘towards a common future.’
Date Published 12/03/2018
This year, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, will mark 100 years since the end of World War One.
As a proud island nation, fishing has always played a vital part in our everyday lives.
Date Published 09/03/2018
It’s time to put your baking talents to good use and help save lives through the power of sharing a homemade cake with your friends, family and colleagues.
Date Published 06/03/2018
Tomorrow (Thursday, March 1) many Britons will be sitting down to read on World Book Day.
Date Published 28/02/2018
There is a lot to be proud of since we were founded in 1961.
Date Published 27/02/2018
It is obviously a terrible tragedy that people die through a lack of donor organs.
Date Published 26/02/2018
Every time an honours list is published many of us wonder why people we know aren’t recognised.
I am writing to you and your readers to urge them to share their views in the government’s organ donation consultation, while they still can.
Date Published 23/02/2018
As the Government is now preparing for the next round of negotiations with the EU, there still appears to be splits within the Cabinet, as indeed there are within the opposition...
Date Published 21/02/2018
Social care is being chronically underfunded. By April 2018, the government will have taken £6 billion out of social care since 2010.
Date Published 10/02/2018
Solar panels cut carbon emissions and energy bills. They are also easier to install while buildings are being built.
Date Published 09/02/2018
I am a great fan of marking ‘significant’ ages in a positive way, to celebrate being alive and, thankfully, being healthy.
Date Published 07/02/2018
Every comment that emanates from Brussels about Brexit reveals both their increasing desperation over our withdrawal and their misunderstanding about the very nature of the...
We are urging everyone to lace up for the world’s largest half-marathon – the Great North Run – to help the UK’s largest meningitis charity beat the deadly disease.
Date Published 06/02/2018
Today, Tuesday 6 February 2018 marks 100 years since the first women (and only some of them) were legally allowed to vote in the UK.
One in seven people still don’t have access to electricity.
Super low energy LED street lights could be helping councils to save money, energy and carbon.
There are far greater opportunities which we can and should seize and not be put off by those who feed us scaremongering stories.
Date Published 02/02/2018
The mountain of rules and regulations that manacle business in this country is one of the reasons the majority voted to regain our independence.
On Tuesday, 6 February, hundreds of people are going on a 24-hour hunger strike to call for Proportional Representation in our elections.
The North England Muslim community is aghast at the news of the appointment of our new counter terrorism commissioner. Whilst supportive of attempts to eradicate...
Date Published 30/01/2018
On behalf of the British Red Cross in the North, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank our incredible volunteers across the region, who have once again...
Date Published 23/12/2017
A Private Members’ Bill to counter hunger amongst children during school holidays, has been put forward by Frank Field MP with cross-party backing. For an area...
Date Published 19/12/2017
The Fitness for Human Habitation Private Member’s Bill on Friday 19 January and vote in support of this potentially lifesaving measure.
It was superb to read recently that The Children's Society has well deservedly been recognised with a national award for their campaigns, the latest of which has...
Date Published 07/12/2017
Renters’ concerns are too often ignored, their rights too easily neglected. The Grenfell tragedy provided the starkest reminder of this.
Date Published 27/11/2017
This is terrible: thousands of people could be left penniless this Christmas, all because of an admin error with the benefit system called Universal Credit.
The Chancellor's announcements in his budget speech (to reduce the wait for first payment to five weeks and provide more help with advance payments) will help...
We know the Chancellor and his team are considering funding for Help to Rent projects in the Budget on 22 November.
Date Published 17/11/2017
I just signed the 38 Degrees petition 'What's Happening to Our Mental Health Services' and wanted to ask concerned readers if they could add their name too?
I have just shared The Children's Society's latest podcast with our MP. Could you please do so as well?
Date Published 13/11/2017
When we leave the EU, the UK government will be able to negotiate new trade deals with countries around the world.
Every day in the UK people are going hungry because they cannot afford to eat.
A global climate crisis is underway, with extreme weather and rising sea levels threatening the lives of millions of people. Action is urgently needed, but our...
Date Published 10/11/2017
There are four million children currently living in poverty in the UK.
Across the country, it is getting even tougher for low-income families to make ends meet.
The social care system in England is in crisis.It’s failing to deliver the quality care that people of all ages affected by MS rely on to live independently.
Date Published 30/10/2017
Good inpatient care acts as a lifeline to many young people, who get the expert support they need to get better and return home.
The boundaries were set when the populations in some areas were very different from today and the independent body of the Boundary Commission is trying to rectify...
Date Published 27/10/2017
Thousands of children with long-term medical conditions such as type one diabetes, asthma and epilepsy are not safe in schools across England because they are not...
Date Published 12/10/2017
Tuesday 10 October is World Mental Health Day. This year it coincides with an important Westminster Hall debate at 4pm led by Peter Aldous MP on the future funding...
Date Published 09/10/2017
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and...
The 21 September marks the birthday of H G Wells, a father of science fiction. Wells was diagnosed with diabetes in his early 60s, and in 1934 he announced the...
Date Published 23/09/2017
This September is ‘Women and Heart Disease Awareness Month’ at the British Heart Foundation (BHF), a cause I feel extremely passionate about.
Date Published 20/09/2017
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