Turning away children

In one case, a crisis CAMHS team in Wales would not immediately assess the mental health of an actively suicidal child who had been stopped from jumping off a building earlier the same day unless the GP made a written referral. In another, a CAMHS service in eastern England declined to take on a 12-year-old […]

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Forcing Apple to change

Apple would be forced to allow users to install apps from outside the App Store under legislation recently unveiled by the EU. This stipulation was included in the initial proposal for the bloc’s sweeping Digital Markets Act, or DMA, which came one step closer to being signed into law this week, and an EU spokesperson […]

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The Dyson Zone™🤣

Today, Jake Dyson has unveiled the Dyson Zone™, Dyson’s first step into wearable technology. The Dyson Zone™ is a set of noise cancelling, high fidelity over-ear headphones which simultaneously deliver immersive sound to the ears, and purified airflow to the nose and mouth. The result of over a decade of air quality research and development, […]

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Thank you for being a friend

We had to let Murray go today. He has been in heart failure for a while, but over the past few days it turned to what we perceived to be suffering and so the decision was made. The procedure was performed at home which made things easier, he went for a short walk to his […]

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How are they still in power?

But could Sunak have done more? Those on Universal Credit are losing 9 per cent of their income until benefits are increased in line with inflation later this year, pushing many into poverty. That poverty is, ultimately, a government choice. We could pay to prevent poverty, through higher taxes, more borrowing or a reallocation of […]

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OMEGA X SWATCH mania

I wrote about the OMEGA X SWATCH earlier in the week and expressed my confusion at this move by the Swatch Group, and in particular the idea of making a plastic watch which bear the luxury Omega name. It felt like a very strange move and one which I struggled to understand in terms of […]

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Taylor Hawkins dies aged 50

The drummer with US rock group Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins, has died aged 50, the band have announced. The band said they were “devastated by the tragic and untimely loss” in a statement on social media. No cause of death has been given. Hawkins played with Foo Fighters for more than two decades, joining shortly […]

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