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Even before coronavirus hit, over four million children were living in poverty in the UK.
Date Published 24/07/2020
My mother, who passed away recently aged 92, came to this country from Germany at the end of the War to work in the NHS, at Naburn Hospital in York.
Sport is a passion that unites many people across the country, regardless of age, gender, ability or background.
Date Published 20/07/2020
The arts have been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and will be massively impacted for months to come.
Date Published 17/07/2020
Everyone who voted to leave the EU four years ago may be in for a nasty shock.
Date Published 13/07/2020
The BBC plans to make most over-75s pay the TV licence fee, but will continue to provide TV licenses to over-75s who claim pension credit.
Under normal circumstances, many thousands of people would have by now signed up to take part in an Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk.
Date Published 10/07/2020
The Covid-19 lockdown has had a major impact on cycling in the UK.
Date Published 06/07/2020
Over the last few months I have noticed letters suggesting that because of the Covid 19 pandemic the Government should seek an extension to the Brexit transition period, based...
Date Published 01/07/2020
Although lockdown is finally beginning to ease, everyone is still grappling with the continuing challenges of Covid-19 and many of us could use some additional practical help or...
Date Published 26/06/2020
As more and more workplaces begin to reopen following lockdown, we are very concerned that the health and safety of people with diabetes may be overlooked.
Date Published 24/06/2020
As I’m sure you and many of your readers are aware, this Sunday is Father’s Day, a day where we celebrate and give thanks to fathers for all they do.
Date Published 15/06/2020
I would like to thank players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their continued support as Cats Protection enters its third year of funding.
Date Published 12/06/2020
Today (Monday) marks the start of Carers Week 2020, a week dedicated to raising awareness of the extraordinary efforts and many challenges faced by carers every day around the...
Date Published 08/06/2020
There are 4.8 million people living with diabetes in the UK, and every two minutes someone new will receive a diagnosis of diabetes that will change their lives for good.
Date Published 05/06/2020
To the editor,
Date Published 04/06/2020
Volunteers are always important.
Date Published 01/06/2020
News that 38% of Oldham children are in poverty and what that means for their daily lives is indeed shocking.
Date Published 26/05/2020
We may not be able to hold picnics in the usual way just yet, but why not hold the next best thing – a virtual picnic?
Date Published 18/05/2020
As the nation gets to grips with containing the Coronavirus pandemic, attention must be given to the possible impact on long-term health.
Date Published 15/05/2020
I am moved to contact you on this VE Day anniversary.
Date Published 11/05/2020
Diabetes UK has launched the Step At Home 30-minute challenge – a way to stay active during lockdown by stepping around your home for 30 minutes a day.
Date Published 07/05/2020
In these unprecedented and challenging times, we would like to say a huge thank you to all Dogs Trust supporters and players of People’s Postcode Lottery locally for their...
The Green Party is calling on the government to urgently put in place Community Shields across the country before lifting the coronavirus lockdown.
Date Published 06/05/2020
With lockdown measures now in place for a month, the general public has come to appreciate the efforts of supermarket staff working on the frontline.
Date Published 04/05/2020
Date Published 30/04/2020
Uncomfortable as it is, the coronavirus pandemic means many of us will be forced to confront death in ways we never could’ve comprehended just a few weeks ago.
Date Published 29/04/2020
Given that we’ve seen a huge reduction in car-use, and a huge increase in jogging and cycling, if the government is true to its word:“At each point we have been following...
Date Published 24/04/2020
Over the last few weeks we have been inundated with messages and pictures from our customers across Greater Manchester in praise of the extra lengths our postmen and women have...
Date Published 22/04/2020
Whilst the Queen has cancelled her birthday gun salutes tomorrow (Tuesday) in view of the current COVID crisis, we should not let this get in the way of celebrating the day in her...
Date Published 20/04/2020
Diabetes UK has developed a guide to support people who are isolated at home.
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic there has been a lot of talk about Universal Credit and SSP, but there are other benefits that people in certain circumstances may be able...
Date Published 14/04/2020
The rules for fighting Covid-19 are determined by scientific/medical data, says the government.
Isolated and highly vulnerable, children with cancer desperately need your help.
Date Published 08/04/2020
The sheer incompetence of a government that lectures Britain on the importance of self distancing and washing hands to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, and now has Boris...
Date Published 01/04/2020
Dear Editor, as the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust is so lucky to have the support of all of our dog loving friends.
Date Published 31/03/2020
Date Published 30/03/2020
The prime minister is increasingly looking weak and indecisive.
Date Published 26/03/2020
I wonder whether you would be willing to publish the following on behalf of my mother.
Date Published 19/03/2020
Following the outbreak of COVID-19, I am compelled to appeal to your readers for urgent help during this difficult and uncertain time for WellChild and the families we support.
Date Published 18/03/2020
It is becoming increasingly obvious that the UK Government cares little for the health and welfare of its older citizens and visitors from the USA.
Date Published 16/03/2020
At Macmillan, we know that someone in the UK will hear the words ‘you have cancer’ every 90 seconds.
Date Published 11/03/2020
To all Latics fans: it's been a difficult season again, both on and off the field, and there has been little to cheer.
Date Published 09/03/2020
Nearly half the 14 million people living in poverty in the UK are disabled or live with someone who is.
Date Published 03/03/2020
Date Published 25/02/2020
Date Published 10/12/2019
While most of us are looking forward to Christmas, for people living with cancer, it can be a very different story.
Date Published 06/12/2019
As people seeking asylum and refugees, we are not allowed to vote.
469,000 workers suffered from work-related musculoskeletal disorders in 2017/2018.
Date Published 28/10/2019
Project Fear 2.0 is steaming ahead unhindered by facts or reality.
Date Published 10/10/2019
Did you know that there are currently 242 people in need of a kidney transplant in Greater Manchester whose diet will be restricted due to kidney disease?
Date Published 02/08/2019
On behalf of Alzheimer’s Society I would like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to your readers.
Date Published 11/07/2019
Today marks the start of Carers Week (10th-16th June), an important date in our calendar as we recognise the 6.5 millions carers living in the UK.
Date Published 10/06/2019
Thank you to everyone who supported the Liberal Democrats in the European elections last week.
Date Published 30/05/2019
Every day people with a visible difference are being excluded from public life in Oldham with many facing discrimination, isolation and loneliness because of their mark, scar or...
Well the earthquake prophesied by Nigel Farage has well and truly shaken up the political landscape in the UK.
This Volunteers Week (1-7 June), I would like to take the opportunity to thank our fantastic volunteers who give so much of their time, skill and dedication for the benefit of...
Date Published 24/05/2019
There are nearly 30,000 people living with dementia in Greater Manchester and that number is set to rise in the next few years.
Date Published 08/05/2019
Any tactic to extend the leaving date if the EU is just a ploy by the Remainers to keep us in the European Union for as long as possible
Date Published 29/01/2019
Last August we set out to raise awareness of Attendance Allowance.
Date Published 08/01/2019
Just as well Mrs May wasn’t in charge when Captain James Cook went off exploring.
Date Published 07/01/2019
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