Footballers' lives with Lee Tavinder: I've battled anxiety and three years ago I attempted to take my own life - I'm sharing to help me and others BelfastTelegraph.co.uk In the latest of our popular series, Irish League referee Lee Tavinder discusses how he started officiating, hitting rock bottom with his illness and why it's so important to talk about mental health issues. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/irish-league/footballers-lives-with-lee-tavinder-ive-battled-anxiety-and-three-years-ago-i-attempted-to-take-my-own-life-im-sharing-to-help-me-and-others-37386329.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37386867.ece/80f40/AUTOCROP/h342/lee-3-_Read-Only_.jpg Email In the latest of our popular series, Irish League referee Lee Tavinder discusses how he started officiating, hitting rock bottom with his illness and why it's so important to talk about mental health issues. Q. What playing career did you have before refereeing? A. I played until I … [Read more...] about Footballers’ lives with Lee Tavinder: I’ve battled anxiety and three years ago I attempted to take my own life
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I REMEMBER the time I had nits. It all started with an itchy head. I assumed I had a dry scalp and that maybe my extensions had grown out too long. But then I noticed I wasn’t the only one itching. The boys were scratching, too. I thought it might be a new shampoo or washing powder. But then the penny dropped – HEAD LICE. "How could this be..?" I cried. Having to dig the nit comb out and pull it through my thick, wiry, extension-clad hair made me want to cry. Also, who’s supposed to get rid of nits when you’re an adult? Do you go to the hairdresser? Call your mum? Make Joe do it?! I knew I’d have to tackle the blighters on my own. I covered me and the boys in nit shampoo and started combing my hair through. Fortunately for them, they had just a few big ones and a couple of eggs. I, however, was infested. I had to get my extensions taken out and comb through them again. And again. It seemed as though they’d used Zach and Leighton to get to me. My … [Read more...] about Stacey Solomon: My itchy head turned out to be a NIT infestation – and I had to have my hair extensions removed
INFLUENZA - often abbreviated to flu - is a highly contagious virus that strikes down millions of Brits each year. While it's unpleasant to catch, there are ways of avoiding it and treating the symptoms if you get it. Flu can cause a sore throat, coughing and a raised temperature What are the symptoms of flu? It usually takes between one and three days for flu symptoms to develop after catching the virus. In most cases people feel better after a week. The NHS explains that the main symptoms include a fever of more than 38C, a chesty cough, headache, tiredness and aching muscles as well as a sore throat, runny nose and sneezing. Some people can also experience nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea or joint and limb pain. What is the H3N2 flu strain? There are lots of different strains of influenza which fall into categories A, B or C. Category A is further broken down into specific strains of the virus, and one of these is H3N2. Flu symptoms are the same regardless of what strain you have … [Read more...] about What is influenza, what are the symptoms of the flu, how contagious is the virus and is a killer flu pandemic going to hit us?
Loans, vaccines, a border poll, and the presidential salary were some of the opening topics juggled by candidates during a cautious but fast-paced opening debate in the race for Áras an Uachtaráin.While not trading lethal blows, four of the candidates laid down markers for the long days of campaigning ahead, even as the main star of the race stayed out of the ring for the opening round.The RTÉ radio debate showed us that this contest, like presidential races before, will indeed be tough, personal, unpredictable, and colourful at times.Most noticeable during the News at One debate hosted by Áine Lawlor was the absence of the presidential incumbent, Michael D Higgins. In the morning, he was met with cheers and applause from crowds of students at DCU, focusing his speech on youth and his college memories. All away from the heat of a radio debate and media questions.It was clever, campaigning while not campaigning. We can expect more of that. While … [Read more...] about A lot of noise and long way to go to polling day
A Nottinghamshire family have described the stress and anxiety they have been put through after having to send their youngest child to another school due to an 'unfair policy'. It was decided last year that Nottinghamshire County Council’s school admission policy of not giving priority to siblings was ‘unfair’. This policy has since changed. The Fawcett family, from Mansfield Woodhouse, were affected by the change, under the previous Labour authority. The case was investigated by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman - an independent person charged with making decisions on the behaviour of councils. On August 23, 2018, it was reported that the policy "had a significant impact on daily life for these two families, which could last until the older siblings have moved on to senior school." The council will now compensate two families £500 a year until either the time their eldest children leave the preferred school or the preferred school has spaces for … [Read more...] about Notts family battle to get children to same school after ‘unfair’ policy ruling