Norton is one of the growing number of men in the UK who are choosing to become single fathers. Whether through surrogacy, adoption or fostering, these men are deciding to go it alone. While there are no reliable figures documenting the number of men starting families on their own (rather than becoming the primary caregiver after their partner leaves or dies), experts agree that it is becoming more common. There was a record number of single-parent adoptions in 2018. The singer Ricky Martin had twin sons via a surrogate, while the footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is rumoured to have used the same method to have his eldest three children. … [Read more...] about ‘I always wanted to be a dad’: the rise of single fathers by choice
A vicar in Liverpool wrote under our article: "I and other clergy have regularly been asked to provide food by desperate people who have had their benefits sanctioned over trivial issues. The humanitarian situation is so serious that a group of churches is now setting up a food bank to meet this need." … [Read more...] about Tell us your story about benefit cuts
The report also found that Waitrose and M&S were the only supermarkets that did not permit their suppliers to use colistin, an antibiotic of last resort used to treat life-threatening infections in people. The World Health Organization has urged governments to restrict its use to human health. … [Read more...] about UK supermarkets move to cut antibiotic use in farming
“The increases in antibiotic resistance [in developing countries] are significantly higher in pigs and poultry than cattle, consistent with the greater intensification [of farming practices],” he said. “There are also far more hotspots found in Asia where livestock is more intensive than in Africa where meat consumption is generally low. But even in Africa livestock farming is gradually intensifying and the study found emerging hotspots.” … [Read more...] about Superbug hotspots emerging in farms across globe – study
The Guardian’s investigation is the first to test raw pork meat on sale in UK supermarkets for the CC398 strain on a national level. While the risk of people becoming contaminated with the superbug from proper handling of raw meat is low, previous infections – such as salmonella in eggs, and campylobacter in chicken – have become established through the neglect of hygiene in intensive farming facilities. … [Read more...] about What is the superbug LA-MRSA CC398 and why is it spreading on farms?