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Calls for gambling companies to properly fund care for problem gamblers

6th Mar 2019
Rachael Adams

Under plans being considered by the Government, Ministers are looking to impose a new compulsory tax on bookmakers to help curb Britain’s gambling epidemic.

Assisted suicide deaths continues to rise in Belgium and Oregon

5th Mar 2019
James Mildred

The recent furore caused by the Royal College of Physicians over its recent poll of member’s views on assisted suicide is a reminder that the debate about euthanasia and physician assisted suicide is very much alive in the UK.

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World’s smallest baby boy finally goes home

4th Mar 2019
James Mildred

This week, the world’s smallest baby boy was able to go home from a Japanese hospital, five months after he was born.

Second Northern Ireland Council pass motion calling for action on gambling addiction

28th Feb 2019
James Mildred

Last night, (Wednesday, 27 February), Ards and North Down Borough Council passed a motion on problem gambling and Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in Northern Ireland, highlighting the shocking lack of existing support for individuals suffering f

England set for new ‘opt-out’ organ donation system

28th Feb 2019
James Mildred

The rules on organ donation in England will change after plans passed the final hurdle in Parliament this week. It means that from next year, consent for organ donation will be presumed, unless people have opted-out.

CARE welcomes Labour’s proposals for online gambling limits

28th Feb 2019
James Mildred

Today, Labour announced plans to introduce tougher limits for online gambling in a bid to help tackle ‘Britain’s hidden epidemic’ of problem gambling.

Both Lives Matter celebrate life outside NI Office

27th Feb 2019
James Mildred

Pro-life campaign group Both Lives Matter, held a demo outside the Northern Ireland Office yesterday, celebrating the 100,000 people alive today in NI thanks to its life-affirming laws.

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Smartphone gambling deemed more dangerous than FOBTs

25th Feb 2019
Rachael Adams

Leading psychologists are warning that gambling via a smartphone could be more addictive than fixed odds betting machines (FOBTs).

Royal College ‘irresponsible’ for supporting radical abortion laws

25th Feb 2019
James Mildred

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has come under robust criticism after it voted to back proposals to ‘decriminalise’ abortion throughout the UK.

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New Anti-Slavery Commissioner announced

22nd Feb 2019
James Mildred

The Government today announced that the new Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner will be Sara Thornton, a former chief constable at Thames Valley Police.

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