Half of the bridges on our roads are in a ‘poor’ condition, official figures suggest

Half of the bridges on our roads are in a ‘poor’ condition, official figures suggest Almost half of England’s motorway bridges are in a poor or very poor condition Some 858 bridges have at least one crucial section in a ‘very poor condition’ Highways England insisted a ‘poor’ rating does not mean a bridge is … Read more Half of the bridges on our roads are in a ‘poor’ condition, official figures suggest

Boris Johnson delay to Low Emission Zone put Capital’s poor at increased risk from pollution

Boris Johnson was today accused of putting poorer residents’ lives at risk when he delayed introducing the Low Emission Zone during his tenure as Mayor of London.  Ella Kissi-Debrah, who lived 80ft from the south circular road in south-east London, died after three years of seizures and 27 visits to hospital for treatment to breathing problems. … Read more Boris Johnson delay to Low Emission Zone put Capital’s poor at increased risk from pollution

Australian scientists link poor hand grip and low blood oxygen

Weak handshake may be a sign of long-term health problems and premature ageing in men due to lower levels of oxygen in their blood, study suggests Scientists find a link between poor grip and hypoxemia – low oxygen in the blood Hypoxemia can lead to oxygen-starved body tissues and lead to organ failure  A simple test measuring … Read more Australian scientists link poor hand grip and low blood oxygen

Poor planning meant we paid 1,300% MORE for coronavirus safety gear as prices rose 

Ministers squandered £10 billion on PPE because inadequate stockpiling forced them to pay over the odds, a damning report has found. The Government’s spending watchdog found that as global prices surged, the NHS had to pay up to 1,300 per cent extra for Covid safety kit. It meant that between February and July, the ministers … Read more Poor planning meant we paid 1,300% MORE for coronavirus safety gear as prices rose 

Pope urges economists to involve the poor in post-coronavirus rebuilding

Pope Francis hits out at ‘feverish consumerism’ and urges economists to involve the poor in post-coronavirus rebuilding Pope says the poor should have a say in making a ‘different economic narrative’ He urged economists to promote post-virus economic models involving the poor He recently highlighted how those on society’s margins are hit hardest by crisis … Read more Pope urges economists to involve the poor in post-coronavirus rebuilding

Coronavirus UK: £100bn Operation Moonshot will ‘fail’ as tests poor

Boris Johnson‘s extortionate Operation Moonshot mass-swabbing project is destined to ‘fail miserably’ and could accelerate Covid-19’s spread, top experts warned today.  The £100billion scheme, championed by the Prime Minister’s outgoing chief aide Dominic Cummings, is designed to reopen swathes of the economy by swabbing millions of asymptomatic people every day for coronavirus. But a panel … Read more Coronavirus UK: £100bn Operation Moonshot will ‘fail’ as tests poor

£100billion Operation Moonshot will ‘fail miserably because the tests are poor’

Boris Johnson‘s extortionate Operation Moonshot mass-swabbing project is destined to ‘fail miserably’ and could accelerate Covid-19’s spread, top experts warned today.  The £100billion scheme, championed by the Prime Minister’s outgoing chief aide Dominic Cummings, is designed to reopen swathes of the economy by swabbing millions of asymptomatic people every day for coronavirus. But a panel … Read more £100billion Operation Moonshot will ‘fail miserably because the tests are poor’

Men with a poor diet rich in ‘bad fats’ are more likely to suffer erectile dysfunction

Men with a poor diet rich in ‘bad fats’ from butter, red meat and pastries are MORE likely to suffer erectile dysfunction than those who eat plenty of fruit, veg, nuts and fish US researchers linked diets full of red and processed meat with erectile issues A healthy diet full of fruit and veg could … Read more Men with a poor diet rich in ‘bad fats’ are more likely to suffer erectile dysfunction

FCA launches investigation around Rolls-Royce pension transfers to find ‘evidence of poor advice’

FCA launches investigation around Rolls-Royce pension transfers to find ‘evidence of poor advice’ By City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail Published: 22:39 GMT, 28 October 2020 | Updated: 22:41 GMT, 28 October 2020 Watchdogs are investigating whether a slew of departing RollsRoyce staff have received shoddy advice around their pensions Watchdogs are investigating … Read more FCA launches investigation around Rolls-Royce pension transfers to find ‘evidence of poor advice’