woensdag 23 juni 2010


Child aged three bitten by fox at playgroup in Brighton

Monday, 21 June 2010

A three year old boy was attacked by a fox at a playground next to the Dorothy Stringer High School. The boy attended a party there when he saw a tail coming out under the building and wanted to stroke it. Relatives took the child to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he was treated and released. The playgroup which have been operated for over 35 years say that they have been aware of the foxes and that they contacted a local wildlife expert for advise. He said the foxes do not post a treat and since the building is to be broken down in a couple of weeks there was no problem. The playgroup now contacted Defra and a local pest control company to advise on what to do.


This is the second article I read about foxes attacking children. It seems to becoming a real problem. I think they should consider bringing the foxes somewhere else. Now that the foxes have been negatively in the News some people might want to hunt and kill them. This should be prevented. I do not think the fox is to blame in this article. It just wanted to protect itself. The boy did not see it was a fox so he is not to blame either. I think this is an unfortunate accident with a luckily good outcome as the boy was not seriously injured.


Sex education call for primary pupils

By Sean Coughlan

BBC News education correspondent Thursday, 17 June 2010

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) wants children to be taught about sex, relationships and alcohol at an early age. This way they hope to give the children confidence to delay having sex and if they do have sex make healthier choices. They also refer to binge drinking saying that children’s attitude towards drinking already starts to develop before they actually begin to drink. By starting to give these lessons at an early age they want to create awareness among children before they start making these choices. The previous government made plans for including compulsory sex and relationship education within the curriculum. This failed before the election and now the coalition government is planning their own plans for the curriculum.


I agree with NICE saying that children need to be aware of the dangers before they make choices. Especially when it comes to sex. I do think that you need a different approach in primary schools than in secondary schools. They should not begin to early but I think that you can teach them to respect each other and what is appropriate and what is not at the age of becoming a teenager.

dinsdag 22 juni 2010


Train carrying 60 passengers derails

By Lewis Smith Monday, 7 June 2010

A train came of track between Glasgow and Oban hurting an estimated two dozen passengers. As many as sixty people said they were on the train. The accident happened shortly before 9pm. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue service were alerted by a 999 call from passenger on board the train reporting the accident. After the derailment the front carriage caught fire. Rescue services were immediately set in motion. The leading carriage remains hanging over the road but the road has not been blocked. Fortunately nobody was seriously injured as everyone could walk out of the carriages themselves. An investigation is started to determine the cause of the accident.

Reaction I am glad the people who were on this train suffered from minor injuries. This very well could have been a disaster with many deaths. Fortunately this is not the case. I wonder what caused the train to derail. This is not something that happens easily. It is good that they started an investigation and I question what the outcome will be. Although it is scary to read about another train accident I do not think there are more train accidents than car accidents considering the amount of traffic and trains running every day.


No criminal charges over patients' deaths

PA Thursday, 3 June 2010

There will be no criminal charges brought over the deaths of the five patients who were under the care of a mental health trust. The Sussex Partnership NHS Trust manages the facilities where these five patients deaths occurred says that they have a lower percentage of patients dying as against to other facilities. Among the victims is a woman who suffocated herself with a plastic bag. The investigation of which the trust was willing to participate has found no evidence of criminal offences. Though they are still providing detailed information to the coroners that will significantly assist the four inquests that are yet to be heard.

These hearings will take place by the coroners where the deaths occurred. A facility named woodlands was closed as a precaution and to fully help the investigation. The trust now found it to be safe and Woodlands is due to be reopened next month.


When I read the headline I was expecting a different kind of article. This was however a very interesting article to read. It is hard to believe that someone would suffocate herself with a plastic bag. How do you do that? I think it is good that they investigated these deaths. The outcome is sure to be a relief not only for the NHS trust but also for many people who have gone to one of these facilities for mental help.


Kylie Minogue fears it's too late to have children

By Kate McMahon 14/06/2010

The 42 year old singer Kylie Minogue says she would love to be a mom but is not sure she is able to. After her being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 she went into a time full of steroids and drugs. This had an effect on her body as she noticed the awful side affects of taking these drugs such as gaining weight. Having won the Battle against the cancer she is still under a year before she gets the five-year all clear. Kylie is currently dating model Andres Velencoso and says that it is very hard. If there is a bit of doubt about having children you cannot help question it. Kylie admitted that she was a turnaround when she found out her sister ,now 38 years old, is having a baby. Life is funny isn’t it? She blossomed.


I am not very fond of reading showbiz articles. You never now how much of it is true but after reading this ( assuming that it is true) I felt sorry for her. After going true all those treatments she finds that she is maybe to old to have children. It is very sad and I wish her all the luck in the world.


Karren Brady: I regret choosing work over my babies

Exclusive by Jane Oddy 29/05/2010

Karen Brady has a new role to fill in BBC1’s Junior Apprentice. She thought the much beloved act of Margaret and Nick Hewer would be a hard act to follow but it turns out it is great to work with Nick. She has known Nick for a long time true connections with football. When she heard Margaret wanted out of the show and her to be her replacement, she was ecstatic. Although she works hard a body scan four years ago made her rethink her priorities as they found out she had a cerebral aneurysm. She says she tries to balance things more and makes sure she has a holiday to spent with her family. She received some critics about going back to work three days after giving birth to her daughter. She regrets it for she now sees that a career lasts a lifetime. She admits work is demanding but says she has a lovely husband and is managing to organise her time well.


A very nice article to read. I think it is very brave of her to say that she made a mistake by going back to work so soon after giving birth. A lot of woman feel the pressure of being a superwoman and I think it is good to acknowledge that it is not as great as it seems. Balancing things such as work and family is far more important than being a superwoman. Do not put your career aside but also do not make the mistake of missing out to much of you personal life.

maandag 21 juni 2010


Britain's Got Talent: Simon Cowell thinks top acts are "drying out"

By Mark Jefferies 18/05/2010

The well known Judge member Simon Cowell says he fears that Britian’s got talent is like a pond that has been fished dry. He feels that in this series only the 81 year old Janey Cutler and the gymnasts Spellbound stout out with a splendid performance. Last year thanks to the success of Susan Boyle and several other acts the show had 19,2 million viewers watching the finals. This year it has already begun with 3 million less viewers at the start of the series towards last year. Not everyone agrees as a spokesman from the ITV says that a program with well over the 10 million viewers is by far the most popular show to watch on a Saturday evening.


I think that everyone is fed up with these kinds of entertaining programs. At least I am. To me it is really strange that some people have pleasure watching these programs in which a lot of people are being humiliated. I know that these programs are very popular and to see less people watch them is a sign that it is not as interesting any more as it was in the beginning. Therefore I say, Stop the show and lets move on to another program.