Michelle Wolf said in her comedy special: “Blogs are a conversation no one wanted to have with you.”

Perhaps that’s true. In my case it’s articles no one wanted to publish – and by posting here I thought I’d turn jourNO into jourYes.

It will be less – SATC “And I couldn’t help but wonder” and more – topical articles and features about people with interesting stories to tell, because … That’s News To Me. (That was the blog version of hearing a movie title spoken in a film. Go with it).

Saving lives will be “set back decades” without funding now, say medical research charities

Medical research charities have expressed disappointment at being left out of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spring Budget despite their contribution to the fight against Covid-19. The Association of Medical Research Charities warns that without immediate government funding, “progress in saving and improving lives will be set back decades.” Charitable funding is a major part of theContinue reading “Saving lives will be “set back decades” without funding now, say medical research charities”

Brighton & Hove bid to “pioneer” fight against HIV spread

Brighton’s political leadership have written an open letter to Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health, volunteering to lead England in normalising HIV testing. The initiative by Brighton & Hove City Council aims to spearhead the national effort to have no new cases of HIV by 2030. According to the National Aids Trust, 1 inContinue reading “Brighton & Hove bid to “pioneer” fight against HIV spread”

Loneliness, homelessness, and risk to babies. Why new mums have struggled in the pandemic

Pregnant women and new mums have felt the strain during lockdown and specialists believe they should be higher priority.  Last year Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement on March 16 that it was particularly important for pregnant women to avoid social contact.  Christina Saullo, 34, from Camberwell, said this made for an “incredibly anxious”Continue reading “Loneliness, homelessness, and risk to babies. Why new mums have struggled in the pandemic”

Environmental groups pressure Lewes MP to support new climate bill

Local organisations have mounted a campaign to convince Lewes MP Maria Caulfield to support the new Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill.  The CEE Alliance Lewes have called on the MP to back the bill which is awaiting its second reading in the House of Commons when Friday sittings are resumed. Debates on private members’ billsContinue reading “Environmental groups pressure Lewes MP to support new climate bill”

Lancing activist awarded OBE for Services to Transgender Equality

An LGBT+ advocate will be presented with one of the highest accolades on the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.  The 65-year-old Lancing resident is one of only two people to be awarded an OBE for Services to Transgender Equality.  Joanne Monck, who has two sons and owns a garden maintenance business, said she was “absolutely gobsmacked”Continue reading “Lancing activist awarded OBE for Services to Transgender Equality”

“Hidden” eating disorder in older men going undiagnosed, says Priory expert

Binge eating disorder is rising in men over 50 but often goes unrecognised, according to a leading eating disorder specialist. Dr Eileen Feeney, a Priory consultant psychiatrist specialising in eating disorders, said: “All forms of mental health problems have been on the rise during lockdown, and binge eating disorder is no exception.” In 2020, TheContinue reading ““Hidden” eating disorder in older men going undiagnosed, says Priory expert”

How it started…

My first article explores a topic I knew nothing about – binge eating disorder (BED). A friend who works in this field told me eating disorders were on the rise during the pandemic as they thrive in isolation. I wanted to look at the topic from a new angle. We rarely hear about men withContinue reading “How it started…”

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