Charity reveals rise in food for children is behind increased foodbank use this summer

An increase in demand for emergency food for children drove increased foodbank need during the summer holidays last year, new data published by anti-poverty...

Rise in number of Christie research trials announced over the past 12 months

The number of clinical trials that are recruiting patients at The Christie has jumped by 11 per cent in the last year. Figures published by...

Stalybridge Care Home left it too late to tell family their mother was dying

A Tameside family was not able to say goodbye to their dying mother because staff at the Oakwood Care Centre did not call them...

LGA launches own green paper as adult social care reaches breaking point

Adding a penny on the basic rate of income tax, or charging the over 40's £33.40 a year an earmarked contribution are just some of the...

Action plan can prevent over 600 stillbirths a year

An estimated 600 stillbirths annually could be prevented if maternity units adopt national best practice according to an independent evaluation, which includes University of...

Inflated nutrition and health food claims require more regulation enforcement

Trading standards and environmental health officers are acting more like advisors than prosecutors when it comes to enforcing regulations that govern nutrition and health...

Greater Manchester shines a light on the hidden practice of FGM

The Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester’s FGM Forum, police and charities are working together to raise awareness of FGM and help frontline...

Levels of child obesity continue to rise say Public Health England

Levels of severe obesity in children aged 10 to 11 years have reached the highest point since records began, according to new figures published today by...

Blood in your pee: Lives in the North West at risk by not looking...

Blood in pee is a key symptom of bladder and kidney cancer, yet only 15% of those most at risk in the North West...

Birth rate is at its lowest level in a decade and mothers are getting...

The birth rate has fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade years figures released this morning show as more couples are...