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Be careful, don’t die this winter

Be careful, don’t die this winter

News, UK
  Last winter (2017/2018) had the highest figure of excess winter deaths (EWD) with an estimated amount of 50,100 across England and Wales, the highest number since 1976. Respiratory diseases were accounted for more than a third of the deaths (34.7%), data revealed. Data provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that, in comparison with recent winters, the number of excess deaths in 2017 to 2018 were 45.1% higher than that in 2016/2017, and it was doubled more than the number in the winter of 2015/2016. The former last EWD peak was in 2014/2015, however, last winter surpassed that with about 6,000 deaths. Nick Stripe, the Head of Health Analysis and Life Events at the ONS, said the main strain of flu, and low winter temperatures could be the reasons for ...
Afraid no-one will notice if something bad happens to you? You’re not alone

Afraid no-one will notice if something bad happens to you? You’re not alone

Health, News
More than half of UK adults who experience loneliness are afraid that “no one will notice if something bad happens to them”, according to new research conducted by the British Red Cross. Approximately nine million people in the UK say that they “always or often” feel lonely and that they are unable to form lasting, social connections with people around them. A survey of 4000 adults in the UK was carried out which looked at the extent of people across the country suffering from loneliness and social isolation. The results showed that, out of a fifth of the population that feel lonely, more than a third of people do not know how to cope with loneliness, two-thirds often feel completely alone when they are surrounded by other people, and one in nine people feel that they would not have anyo
Voice of London news debrief vol. 4

Voice of London news debrief vol. 4

Health, News, Podcasts
https://soundcloud.com/user-694631609/voice-of-london-30-november Some stories you may have missed, Is the world heading for an insulin shortage?  New data has shown that with the rise in the number of people being diagnosed with type two diabetes the insulin industry may not be able to keep up. https://twitter.com/ncb000gt/status/1066302362778771457 2. The records of 500 million customers of the hotel group Marriott International have been hacked. This information includes their names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and passport numbers. https://twitter.com/dcuthbert/status/1068488626110111744 3.Two London thieves have stolen a poppy tin in a London hotel in what police have described as a “despicable act”. 4.Planning a trip to see Santa in Lapland? D
Should we change woman to ‘womxn’ to be more inclusive?

Should we change woman to ‘womxn’ to be more inclusive?

News, UK
Few universities in London proposed to change woman to 'womxn'. Voice of London tested reaction. “What does the X stand for, and do people really understand the message behind it?” Asked Carl Timehin, a Student Union representative of the University of Westminster. Student at two London universities have changed the way of spelling woman/women to ‘womxn’ to be more inclusive. The Voice of London asks students about their opinions on it. At Goldsmiths College, University of London, its Student Union has adopted the spelling in its publications and social media accounts. The word ‘womxn’ has been used throughout the last two weeks to promote events such as ‘Womxn’s Netball’. https://www.instagram.com/p/BqepzLJF4O6/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1gf37clrkw23t A spokeswom
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