Dunkeld chippy offers deep-fried Christmas dinner

Image copyright Jane Barlow/PA Image caption Fish bar owner Scott Davie shows off his deep-friend festive menu A Scottish chip shop is offering customers an entire deep-fried Christmas dinner. Dunkeld Fish Bar in Perthshire claims its turkey goujons, battered Brussels sprouts and carrots and parsnip fritters are already proving popular. They are served with a […]

Muckamore Abbey seclusion room was ‘dark dungeon’

Image caption Thirteen members of staff were suspended following allegations of ill-treatment The mother of a severely-disabled man who is a patient at Muckamore Abbey Hospital described a seclusion room her son was placed in as “a dark dungeon”. The woman said she was horrified that in 2017 the room was being used for people […]

Transplanted organs gave patients cancer

Image caption Tom Tyreman died in February from cancer The family of a man who died after receiving a liver transplant from a donor with undetected cancer has called for more thorough tests. Tom Tyreman, 63, from Stockton, initially recovered after the operation at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital a year ago, but died of cancer in […]

Why Is Children’s Masturbation Such a Secret?

Talking with adolescents about masturbation can be connected to talking with them about pornography, and about what they may have seen online, where the evidence is that most children have been exposed, often inadvertently, to sexual images. Parents can take the opportunity to communicate their own values, she said, and that means thinking through their […]

‘I’ve got two months to find a donor’

Image copyright Meena Kumari-Sharma Image caption Meena, left, has taken the search for a stem cell donor into her own hands Looking back at photographs of last year’s Christmas party, mum-of-twins Meena Kumari-Sharma says she looked “the picture of health”. She was a successful recruitment consultant and loved long weekends of trips to the zoo […]

The athletes starving themselves for success

Image copyright Kenza Barton Schlee Image caption Anna Boniface ignored the warning signs of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport Anna Boniface seemed to have the world at her feet when finishing as the 2017 London Marathon’s fastest amateur female runner. Her performance earned her an England team place in that autumn’s Toronto Marathon. The then […]

Government bans fax machines in the NHS

Image copyright Getty Images The NHS will be banned from buying fax machines from next month – and has been told by the government to phase out the machines entirely by 31 March 2020. In July, the Royal College of Surgeons revealed nearly 9,000 fax machines were in use across the NHS in England. The […]