“I enjoy improving the lives of others, but no one considers how junior doctors are supposed to afford to survive here. It’s ironic.” Olly Rose is a fifth year medical student, completing his training at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith. Despite being an integral part of the medical team within the hospital, once his training… Continue reading Undervalued, Overwhelmed- what’s gone wrong with our junior medical staff?
Hammersmith and Fulham’s only day centre for the homeless and mentally ill is under threat due to spending cuts and changed to the benefits system in the borough. The Baron’s Court Project provides care and support for some of the most vulnerable people in the borough. It has been operating since 1985. For the third… Continue reading Government spending cuts affect society’s most vulnerable
Planned hospital closures in the borough will hit the poor and vulnerable people the hardest, says Jim Grealy, spokesperson for the Save Our Hospitals campaign group. The initiatives for the hospitals in the borough are being introduced by the NHS North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups, under the name ‘Shaping Healthier Futures’ (SHF).… Continue reading A chat with Jim Grealy, spokesman for Save Our Hospitals
Earl’s Court ping-pong bar ‘The Game’, formerly known as ‘Ping’, has closed its doors for good after police were called to the fourth alcohol fuelled brawl in two months. The club had tried to introduced measures to try to stop frequent violent incidents, but the local police described staff as having ‘lost control’, and following… Continue reading Troubled ping-pong clubs shuts its doors for good following violent brawl
Some people are afraid of these. Image by Flickr user Jannis Aulophobia is the word that means ‘phobia of flutes.’ It’s pretty funny, but it’s also pretty bad that in order for the word to have been invented, someone out there is suffering from a fear of flutes so intense that it actually gets in… Continue reading Doctors May Have Found a One-Step Cure for Phobias
Of all the religions, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has got to be one of the strangest, so the news that its New Zealand branch is now able to perform weddings might come as a surprise to some of its critics. According to the Pastafarian gospel, which can be read here, Church members… Continue reading Disciples of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in New Zealand Can Now Perform Legal Marriages
Light-up ballerinas, giant stilt-walkers dressed as baubles, balloon-modelling elves, clowns, jugglers and Father Christmas himself- it’s safe to say that it was no normal Saturday afternoon for North End Market this week. Building on the success of last year’s Christmas market and the summer market in June that attracted 15,000 visitors, stall holders took to… Continue reading Christmas comes early to North End market