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EATING DISORDER SUFFERERS IN WALES CALL FOR SPECIALIST UNIT

Please note: All details were accurate at the time that this feature was written (April 2015). Some parts of the feature may be outdated.  As the number of UK students battling eating disorders rises, the nation looks to Nottingham as their Eating Disorder Student Service is re-commissioned following a “successful” two-year trial period. The pilot,…… Continue reading EATING DISORDER SUFFERERS IN WALES CALL FOR SPECIALIST UNIT

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IS OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM FAILING STUDENTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES

“The signs were not read by the teaching staff”, says the Manager of the Emotional First Aid Service. Could a lack of knowledge amongst Britain’s teachers be to blame for Will Cornick’s actions? On November 3rd, 16-year-old Will Cornick was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison for the murder of his Spanish teacher,…… Continue reading IS OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM FAILING STUDENTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES

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House for Families of Sick Children Opens in Southampton

Around 600 families are to benefit from a new house at Southampton General Hospital each year. The house, funded by the Ronald McDonald House Charity, is scheduled to open for the families of children who receive treatment at Southampton General Hospital in early December. The house caters for all members of the families it serves…… Continue reading House for Families of Sick Children Opens in Southampton

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Spitfire Tribute Memorial Aims to Take Off in Time for 80th Anniversary

A competition was launched by the Daily Echo and Telegraph in the summer of 2010, calling for the public to produce designs for the monument. Following a response of around 350 entries, the winning design was revealed in November 2010. Councillor John Hannides, former Cabinet member of Southampton City Council responsible for leisure and culture, backed…… Continue reading Spitfire Tribute Memorial Aims to Take Off in Time for 80th Anniversary

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Cobbett Road Library: And We Are Still Here

Along with its 75th Anniversary, comes threats of closure for Cobbett Road Library. Cobbett Road Library was subject to a suggestion of closure in 2007 when Southampton Council looked for ways to cut costs further, proposing that it was no longer needed. The supporters of the library wanted to fight back, and the Friends of…… Continue reading Cobbett Road Library: And We Are Still Here