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Google investing in grass roots journalism

National news agency SWNS has won funding for a market-leading syndication platform in the first round of grants from Google’s Digital News Initiative (DNI). Google is making a total of £118m (Euro 150m) available in the DNI to support innovation in journalism through technology. SWNS is the largest independent press agency ...

Corbyn launches attacks on failure of Blair and Brown

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The Labour leader has pulled no punches and savaged his party’s political and economic record under Brown and Blair. During his first major speech to business chiefs he attacked the pervious leaders for an "unsustainable" handling of the economy. Jezza tore apart New Labour for ...

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Parliamentary Sketch 2nd March – EU for effort and achievement

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The news has been pretty full of the union of 28 states bound by an economic and increasingly (add angry emoji here if applicable) political union. However, Jeremy Corbyn wanted to chat about the education system during today’s PMQs; another error at the despatch box ...

Jeremy Hunt Imposes Contract on Junior Doctors

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The seven day NHS contract on junior doctors will be imposed against their will. Jeremy Hunt brought a close to the "damaging" issue over Saturday pay - the final flash point almost three years ago to the day talks began. NHS chief negotiator Sir David ...

How to Cope With Blue Monday

By Mark Turnbull, Health and Wellbeing Practitioner  Blue Monday….how does it feel? During the last full-working week in January, the Monday is said to be one of the most ‘depressing’ days of the year for many people. But why is that? The evidence behind this suggests that there are several reasons ...

UK’s first all-female facial surgery clinic launches in London

By Laura Casewell  The country’s first female-led facial surgery clinic has launched in London, seeing five of London’s most well-respected female surgeons working together. The Face Surgeons is run by a highly skilled team of five surgeons each expert in their field. Miss Sarah Osborne performs eyelid surgery (ophthalmology), maxillofacial ...

Virgin Care Takes Over Sheppey and Sittingbourne Hospitals

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Richard Branson's business empire is about to grow again as his Virgin Care organisation is about to take over Sheppey and Sittingbourne community hospitals as part of a £126 million deal. The Virgin group will oversee the running of four new hospitals - Sittingbourne Memorial, ...

Five challenges for you on STI Awareness Day

By Jess Bolton SH:24's graduate business associate.  There’s been an huge amount of chatter recently about whether or not dating apps are leading to an increase in STIs. Back in November we put the question to our twitter followers and 53% of them said no - not exactly conclusive... https://twitter.com/sh24_nhs/status/661127893876137984 ...

One in three women don’t check breasts for cancer symptoms

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor A third of women (33%) do not check their breasts regularly for signs and symptoms of breast cancer  and could be putting their lives at risk, according to new YouGov figures released today by Breast Cancer Care. The survey of 2,126 UK adults also revealed ...

Europe: In vs Out is Politics vs Economics

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic  On Tuesday British Prime Minister David Cameron will deliver a warning to European leaders that he will consider banging the drum for the ‘out’ campaign in the run up to the referendum if his demands for reform are "met with a deaf ...

Review of Taking Power Back, by Simon Parker

By Rob Foster @futuresinfinite There’s no doubting that when it comes to political fashion, devolution is one of this Parliament’s essential items.  Following the Scottish referendum, the much-vaunted “Northern Powerhouse” schemes & the introduction of the Cities &Local Government Devolution Bill, the recent deadline for local proposals to be submitted to ...

Interview: Blacklisters

By Kane Power (@ElHeavio, @DeathInTexasUK)   Long-time visitors to this site will already be aware of how much we love Blacklisters. Their latest album Adult is still ringing in our ears with its black-humoured fuzzed-out racket, grown in the fertile soil of the Leeds hardcore scene. In his review of Adult TLE contributor Kane Power ...

Junior Doctors Contracts – Why are we fighting?

By, Anonymous  I am incredibly lucky. Because I have a career that I am passionate about. Because I have had fantastic training. Because after three years of undergraduate study, five years at medical school, two years as a foundation doctor and three years as a hospital doctor training to be ...

Defining the essence of our new healthcare economy

By Max du Bois, Spencer du Bois  The NHS identity is sixteen years old. Created in 1999, in a bid to improve recognition and accountability, it certainly has been a great success. But much has changed since then. For a start our healthcare has improved and moved on, and the ...

Finding Home, Real stories of migrant Britain – Review

By Henry Austin Described as “a swarm” by Prime Minister David Cameron, images and stories about migrants attempting to gain access to the Eurotunnel have saturated British media this summer. But as Emily Dugan points out in the prologue of her new book “Finding Home, Real Stories of Migrants in ...

Tesco To Cut Sugary Drinks Such As Ribena From Their Shelves

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food The UK’s biggest Supermarket chain, Tesco has caused outrage across Internet social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, following their decision to remove sugary drinks such as Ribena from their shelves. A number of health campaigners, on the other hand, have welcomed the ...

#Budget2015: Technology once made Britain Great

By Mark Mason, Chairman enterprise app consultancy and developer, Mubaloo According to the latest budget, the UK is growing faster than any other major country (UK, 2.6%, USA 2.4%, Canada 2.4%, Japan 0.1%, France 0.4%, Germany 1.5% and Italy which shrank by 0.4%). The UK is also borrowing less and is ...

Medical Wearables: Future or Fairy Tale?

By Collette Johnson, Medical Business Development Manager, Plextek Consulting According to Deloitte, the global mobile health (mHealth) market should hit $26 billion by 2017, whilst the medical wearable device market is expected to be worth $5.8 billion globally by 2019. Encouraging progress in sensor-enabled patient monitoring, diagnosis and treatment, which ...

Titan mattress by Sleeping Duck – Review

By Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor Lower back pain is often seen as part and parcel of pregnancy with nearly 70% of pregnant women suffering at some point. Unfortunately, unlike many other pregnancy-related complaints, it often doesn’t end with labour and many women continue to experience lower back pain long after ...

Media to Blame for Breastfeeding Negativity

By Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor Breastfeeding.  It’s among the most emotive of subjects for new mothers, with pressure to breastfeed and blame for low rates being cast from every angle; not least the pressure that guilt-ridden new mums – desperate to do the best for their precious bundles – can’t ...

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Advice Women Shouldn’t Take in the Workplace

By Sarah Pinch, Managing Director of Pinch Point Communications I have encountered some fantastic advice during my years in business. From working in the BBC to the NHS and all of my ventures in between, especially now running my own agency, I’ve been lucky to accumulate fantastic mentors and advisors. ...

European First: Baby born free from 200 Genetic Disorders

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  A British baby boy has become the first child in Europe to be born free from a list of devastating genetic disorders thanks to groundbreaking IVF treatment. Five-month-old Lucas Neagu had a high chance of inheriting a muscle weakening disease which runs in his family. But his parents underwent ...

LOIS: Getting crafty in Peckham

A business focussing on London designer-makers is getting creative down in Peckham. The best part? You can join in the fun. Midwifery isn’t usually a profession one associates with art, but that’s the transition Helen Ward went through a few years ago, when she ditched the NHS-issue uniform for something ...

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Why Ed Miliband is the Right Leader for Labour

By Jack Peat, TLE Editor  Nasal, uncharismatic and incapable of eating a bacon sandwich in public, Ed Miliband has been the target of vitriol personality attacks since winning the Labour party leadership contest against his brother in 2010. One of the lines that has become synonymous with the election is, “I ...

Labour and Steve Coogan

Coogan and Freeman: Labour Ramps up the Battle of the Video

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  The Labour Party has ramped up the battle of the video in the run-up to the General Election, releasing another video featuring an A class celebrity. Steve Coogan is the latest celeb to appear in a Labour Party video, urging voters to side with Labour in ...

Whigs are Back

The Whigs are back!

By David Binder  Alongside the more established parties, General Elections usually bring their fair share of serious and not so serious smaller parties, and 2015 is no exception. One party making something of a comeback is the Whig Party. Whilst to some the Whig name will illicit visions of politics of ...

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Aren’t Dads Responsible for Childcare Too?

by Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor The general election is now only weeks away and the parties have all been clamouring for your votes. The economy, welfare, housing, immigration, the NHS; all have featured heavily in the debate. However, when they want to attract the female vote, top of the list ...

Review – The Heart of Adrian Lovett

By Richard de Winter  @rgdewinter  @TLE Now it may have escaped your notice, gentle Reader, but there is a General Election imminent.  You could be forgiven for not knowing.  It’s not like the newspapers and news bulletins have been blathering on about nothing else for the last few weeks, or ...

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10 Crazy Coalition Governments you may end up voting for.

By James Emslie We're off. Another scramble to be Britain's most powerful man. This time round, we are faced with quite a choice, largely because we haven't got one. A power sharing deal between the Conservatives and UKIP? An 11th hour Lib/Lab covenant? Labour buoyed up by Alex and his ...

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Leapfrog Leapband – Review

By Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor The World Health Organisation regards childhood obesity as one of the biggest global public health challenges of this century. The latest figures from the National Child Measurement programme show that over 33% of 10-11 year olds and 22% of 4-5 year olds are either obese or ...

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