Canned Food In the UK: A Convenient Alternative To Healthy Eating?

If you’re reading this in your kitchen, could you pause for a moment? Now go to the cupboard where you store your supermarket shopping. What’s in there? Probably a loaf of sliced bread, your choice of tea, coffee and cereals, some sugar, salt, cooking oil & spices, a couple of jars of marmalade & jam […]

Filed under: Healthcare | Posted on April 30th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

A Pain In the Neck: UK “The Compensation Capital of Europe”:

If you accidentally scald your thumb in a bowl of hot soup at a self-service restaurant, whose fault is it: Yours or theirs? Most of us would blame ourselves. But not a man to whom this happened at the Victoria & Albert Museum. They had to pay him £400 for his “injury” because he claimed […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Society | Posted on February 12th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Falling To Earth: The Risks Of Being A Pedestrian In Austerity Britain:

Have you ever tripped over when walking on the pavement? If not, you’ve been lucky. It happens to thousands of people every day across the UK. Although, according to the “Help The Aged” organization, 2,300 of these are elderly pensioners, the problem doesn’t only affect that particular generation. In February 2015, the London Evening Standard  […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Society | Posted on January 11th, 2016 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Saving The Planet: The Global Climate Change Perspective After Paris:

Would it be safe to attend COP21? After the November 13th attacks on the Bataclan Concert Hall, nearby cafes and outside the Stade de France, that was an understandable concern for anyone registered for the event at the Le Bourget Conference Centre from 30th November – 11th December. High-level protection would be provided for the […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Society | Posted on December 14th, 2015 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

A Pressing Problem: Are Dry Cleaners A Waste Of Time & Money?

How often do you take your clothes to the dry-cleaners? Often, sometimes, never? Many consumers, it seems, have decided that the expense can no longer be justified. According to “”, this is partly due to the fact that it’s now more acceptable to be casually dressed in your place of work. However, as the Daily […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Society | Posted on October 9th, 2015 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

How Fresh Is Your Food? Is The “Sniff & Taste Test” The Best Way To Find Out?

Do you check the expiry label on the bread or yoghurt when you go shopping in your local supermarket? Probably yes. Most of us do. For Nick Tate, a writer with “”, however, that’s not quite enough. When he wants to buy milk, he always reaches for the container which is furthest at the back […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Society | Posted on July 27th, 2015 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

An Aversion To Water? Keeping Afloat In Austerity Britain:

The renowned Jamaican reggae singer, Bob Marley, once admitted that he “didn’t swim too tough”. So he never went “too deep into the water”. That was despite the fact that he came from a tropical island famed for its “warm seas, beautiful coastline and serene beaches” Marley’s misgivings about venturing away from “terra firma” are […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Sports | Posted on April 10th, 2015 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Left Behind: The Elderly Poor In Post-Recession Britain:

“If I’d known how old I was going to be, I’d have taken better care of myself”. So the Hungarian “film mogul”, Adolph Zukor, once famously remarked. In reality, as the founder of Paramount Pictures, he had the economic means to ensure that he was well looked after in his later years and indeed survived […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Society | Posted on March 25th, 2015 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Just In Time For Christmas: Scotland Leads The Way On Drink-Driving Limits:

“Water is the only drink for a wise man”. This was the view once expressed by the 19th Century American philosopher and poet, Henry David Thoreau. Although the manufacturers of brands such as Volvic, Perrier and Evian are likely to concur with this opinion, if strictly followed it would in effect rule out the consumption […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Society, Travel | Posted on December 14th, 2014 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Is It Really A Crisis?: When Should You Call 999?

What exactly constitutes an “emergency”? The Oxford Dictionary classifies it as “a serious, unexpected and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action”. The “Business Dictionary” – perhaps inevitably – focuses on circumstances which might not only cause injury, but could also result in “damage to property and/or interference with the normal activities of a person or […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Society | Posted on August 27th, 2014 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »


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