0 Have your say The heading Grantham by-pass is very appropriate for the manner in which the people in charge of the project have dealt with it. Last week we had statements from Highways executive more or less repeating statements we had published this time last year, hedge clearing and digs, plus now lots of legal requirements that contradicted the “ everything has been done and in place other than some talks with network rail over the bridge “ stated last year, it will not be long now before we will need hedge clearing on some of the Phase One roads. What is going on ? it would be nice to be told the truth than constantly being fed this rubbish by unqualified people who could not manage to run a proverbial drink in a pub, to put it nicely. A civil engineer should have been appointed with a brief that gave him total non-political control over this project and its funding, reporting only to the senior exec, with deadlines set and published.Again folks, just … [Read more...] about Grantham Journal letters: Tell us what is going on with by-pass please
TV presenter and infectious disease specialist, Dr Chris Van Tulleken, gives us the low-down on how popping pills could be doing us more harm than good Recent figures show that around 5,000 deaths are caused in England every year simply because antibiotics are no longer working for infections that they used to cure – so could you be at risk? They can make things worse, not better "If you take antibiotics for a cold, or for a minor infection that doesn’t respond to them, you will breed “resistance” bacteria inside your own body instead," Dr Chris explains. This means antibiotics may not work next time, when you actually need them, which can put you at risk. "One message we’re trying to get across is they only work when you have a serious infection, and a lot of the time they’re just not needed at all." Listen to your GP "If you’re worried, go to your GP, practise nurse or pharmacist and listen to their advice. Trust your doctor. We are being … [Read more...] about Is our addiction to antibiotics killing us? Here’s what they can treat and what they can’t
He once described it as "the great nation of my ancestors" but Donald Trump's dealings in Scotland have been dogged by controversy. The US President is fond of invoking his Scottish roots, once declaring "'I feel Scottish" on a visit to his mother's birthplace on the Isle of Lewis in 2008. The late Mary MacLeod Trump was born on the island before emigrating in the 1930s to the US, where she died in August 2000 at the age of 88. Loading article content Mr Trump was a frequent visitor to Scotland during the period when his luxury golf resort on the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire was never far from the headlines. The plans were called in by ministers and approved by the Scottish Government in 2008 despite having been rejected by the local council amid fierce opposition from residents and environmentalists. Having described then first minister Alex Salmond as "an amazing man", the two fell out spectacularly following the Scottish Government's decision to back an offshore wind … [Read more...] about Will frequent visitor Donald Trump return to Scotland as US President?
US President Donald Trump has labeled Manning a traitor 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Former soldier Chelsea Manning is running for a US Senate seat. PHOTO: AFP Whistleblower Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking classified information, is seeking election in the US state of Maryland, a document seen on Saturday says. The Federal Election Commission document, filed Thursday, lists Chelsea Elizabeth Manning of North Bethesda, Maryland, as a Democratic candidate for the United States senate. Manning, now 30, was an army intelligence analyst sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013 for leaking more than 700,000 classified documents related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The revelations by Manning, who is transgender and was then known as Bradley Manning, exposed covered-up misdeeds and possible crimes by US troops and allies. Only 1,456 transgender listed from 97.02 million voters in electoral rolls Her actions made Manning a hero to anti-war and … [Read more...] about Transgender whistleblower Manning seeks US Senate seat
Chelsea Manning intends to run for the US Senate in Maryland, returning the transgender former soldier to the spotlight after her conviction for leaking classified documents and her early release from military prison. Manning, 30, filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, listing an apartment in North Bethesda as her address. She is running as a Democrat and will likely challenge two-term Senator Ben Cardin in the primary. The state’s senior senator is an overwhelming favourite to win. Loading article content Known as Bradley Manning at the time of her 2010 arrest, the former Army intelligence analyst was convicted of leaking more than 700,000 military and State Department documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, leading to her being hailed as a traitor as well as a courageous hero. Ms Manning came out as transgender after being sentenced to 35 years in prison. President Barack Obama granted Manning clemency before … [Read more...] about Chelsea Manning files for US Senate bid in Maryland