Mental health services 'lottery'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Shadow public health minister Luciana Berger said people faced an "alarming postcode lottery"

12:48am Friday 25th July 2014

Mental health patients are facing an "alarming" postcode lottery in services, Labour has warned.

Cutbacks 'threat to rail safety'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: A TUC report said there are fears that Government cuts mean rail safety is being compromised

12:35am Friday 25th July 2014

Rail safety is being compromised due to Government cutbacks, according to a TUC report.

Struggle to find flexible childcare

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Finding good-quality, flexible childcare is a barrier to work for many low-income families, research has found

12:35am Friday 25th July 2014

Low-income families are still struggling to find good quality, flexible childcare, according to a new report.

Legion urges hearing loss support

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: The legion has called for better support for service personnel and veterans with hearing problems caused by military service

12:35am Friday 25th July 2014

The Royal British Legion is urging the Government to do more to help veterans and service personnel with hearing problems after a report revealed that those under the age of 75 were three-and-a- half times more likely than the general population to report problems with their hearing.

Youth Contract 'to be ended early'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Rachel Reeves said the Youth Contract had been an abject failure from start to finish

12:35am Friday 25th July 2014

The Government's flagship scheme to get young people back into work is being wound up a month early after failing to help more than a fraction of those it targeted.

Social media users 'feel jealous'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Twitter and Facebook users say the media sites can make them feel inadequate

12:35am Friday 25th July 2014

Nearly two thirds of social media users say that sites like Facebook and Twitter make them feel inadequate about their own lives and achievements.

'Sexism putting women off sport'

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Despite role models like Jessica Ennis, many girls and women are put off participation in sports by boring PE lessons and sexist comments, MPs have said

12:35am Friday 25th July 2014

Low participation in sport by women has serious long-term implications for health and social care, a report by MPs has warned.

Medals hopes on second day of Games

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: England's Alistair Brownlee (right) with his gold medal after winning the Men's Triathlon with brother Jonathan who won silver

12:35am Friday 25th July 2014

Competing nations will be hoping to boost their hauls of medals today as the second day of the Commonwealth Games gets under way.

'Revolutionary' new cancer therapy

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: A single dose of radiotherapy could be "more convenient" for patients, the watchdog said

12:08am Friday 25th July 2014

Tens of thousands of breast cancer sufferers could benefit from an "innovative" new type of radiotherapy which could be delivered during surgery instead of making them take a course of treatment.

MPs urge more power for registrars

Prestwich and Whitefield Guide: Registrars should get more power to halt bogus marriages, MPs said

12:35am Friday 25th July 2014

Registrars should be given the power to refuse to conduct marriages they believe are "bogus", MPs said in a warning that more needed to be done to counter what had become an immigration scam "industry".

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