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A lot has been written and said about Jeremy Corbyn’s first conference speech as Labour Party leader over the last 24 hours. He called for a kinder politics and a more caring society. Underpinning everything that he said was an overriding objective to radically alter politics as we know it by making the Labour Party and the country fully democratic through re-politicising everyone in the country and harnessing the views, beliefs and political instincts of the entire country.
We are very proud to be taking part in this year's @GreatScottishRun to raise money for two very worthy charities. More than 50 members of staff will compete in this wonderful event with everyone raising money through sponsorship to help The Scottish Cot Death Trust and Clydeside Action on Asbestos.
Once the subject of ridicule and derision by a public ignorant of the benefits of lower speed restrictions, 20mph limits are now a reality because of sustained lobbying on the part of various groups, including road safety charities, bereaved families and personal injury solicitors.Although the introduction of a 20mph speed zone on the A77 in South Ayrshire might seem like a minor occurrence, it is in fact an important landmark and perhaps, at last, recognition, that lower speed limits are the way forward for some trunk roads in Scotland, particularly as it might mean fewer pedestrian accidents, fewer child accidents, fewer cycling accidents and a reduced caseload for Scotland's personal injury solicitors.
As any anxious parent who explores the facts will know, there are, in fact, relatively few things to be really anxious about – not plane crashes, not terrorist attacks and not the dangers of diseases. However, what they will also know is that one of the things all parents should be anxious about is the possibility of road traffic accident; this is because the road is one of the few areas of British life where young children still suffer relatively high rates of accidental injury, and even death.
We were struck by Alex Lewis’ search for a suitable prosthetic on the NHS. Loss of a limb is a life altering injury and one which is extremely difficult to come to terms with. Most amputees are extremely positive and determined to get back to doing the things they have always done. The awe-inspiring determination of those people deserves to be supported by the proper hardware.
Scottish Parliament needs to give more attention to the issue of asbestos compensation for people suffering from pleural plaques, say researchers from an occupational health team at the University of Stirling.This comes despite the fact that Scotland is actually far ahead of the rest of the UK when it comes to ensuring asbestos compensation for sufferers of pleural plaques. However, the report from the University of Stirling researchers reveals that the needs of claimants are being inadequately met by the current claims system, with many having to second-guess their chances of developing a more serious asbestos-related condition such as lung cancer or mesothelioma when deciding whether to make a claim.
The Near Miss Project has revealed that cyclists experience a near-miss cycling accident more than once a week.The study, which looked at the experiences of 1,500 cyclists from around the UK found that the most hardened cyclists experience a "very scary incident" at least once a week, with the average rate of such incidents standing at sixty a year.