health, and safety
Health and safety ‘excuse’ for unpopular decisions
BBC News Online, 24 August 2011
Councils and companies are using health and safety rules as an excuse to make "unpopular decisions" banning low-risk activities, a watchdog says.
Dangerous Book for Boys culture needed in schools, says Gove
Sunday Telegraph, 12 September 2010
Schools should adopt a "Dangerous Book for Boys" culture to curb the health and safety paranoia, the Education Secretary has said.
Leading doctors call for ban on smoking in cars
The Times, 24 March 2010
Twenty of Britain’s most senior doctors call today for a ban on smoking in cars as part of a sweeping expansion of laws to protect children against the effects of inhaling smoke.
‘Fifty Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do’
The Times Alpha Mummy, 2 February 2010
By Caitlin Moran.
Health & safety can damage your reasoning
The Times (London), 3 December 2009
The safety culture is like censorship. Fear of breaking the rules stop us assessing real risks. By Melanie Reid.
It’s time to take risks with our children
The Times Alpha Mummy, 2 December 2009
By Jennifer Howze.
Health and safety snoops to enter family homes
The Sunday Times, 15 November 2009
Health and safety inspectors are to be given unprecedented access to family homes to ensure that parents are protecting their children from household accidents.
Cancer jab girl died from chest tumour
The Times (London), 2 October 2009
Immunisation campaign resumes as inquest is told that Natalie Morton's death was unrelated to her cervical cancer jab.
Cancer jab ‘unlikely’ death cause
BBC News Online, 30 September 2009
A girl who died shortly after being given a cervical cancer vaccine had a "serious underlying medical condition", an NHS Trust has said.
New swine flu fears for pregnant women
The Times (London), 30 July 2009
Research in the United States indicates that expectant mothers are up to four times more likely to fall ill.
‘Right to die’ teenager changes her mind
The Times (London), 20 July 2009
Hannah Jones, 14, had battled to avoid a heart transplant being forced on her but now wants to have the operation.
Anti-smoking ad ‘scares children’
BBC News Online, 1 April 2009
A government advert aimed at convincing parents to give up smoking upset children and broke several rules, the Advertising Standards Authority says.