MPs have heaped fresh pressure on Theresa May to ban the eating of dogs in Britain after the US made it illegal in a landmark vote. Congress passed legislation yesterday to outlaw the human consumption of dog and cat meat across America. The move was drawn up to send a powerful moral message to Far East countries to also end the sick practice, where it is popular. In August, Downing Street pledged to look closely at the US plan but the Government has so far failed to take any action. Members of Parliament from across the political divide last night demanded the UK follows suit. Labour’s shadow animal welfare minister David Drew said: “This is an incredibly important commitment from the US. “The UK government needs to stand up for man’s best friend and ensure that we are upholding our reputation as leaders in animal welfare. This is the time for the UK to lead by example. Tory MP Bill Wiggin threatened to enforce a ban himself by hijacking government laws or … [Read more...] about MPs pile pressure on Theresa May to ban dog eating in the UK after US makes it illegal
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A TWO-year-old girl with severe epilepsy is believed to have become the first child in the UK to be prescribed medical cannabis. For Jorja Emerson the treatment is "the difference between her living and dying", according to her father. Jorja, who is from Dundonald in County Down, Northern Ireland, suffers up to 30 seizures each day. She was prescribed the medication at a private hospital in London on Tuesday. Her father Robin Emerson, a 33-year-old entrepreneur, hopes her treatment will pave the way for other children to gain access to the drug. "The dam has now broken open," he said. NHS guidance says a decision to prescribe cannabis should only be made where other treatment options have been exhausted. Mr Emerson said this made obtaining a prescription difficult. "I was fearing that this day would never come," he said. "When medical cannabis was legalised by the Home Secretary our hopes were raised. "I hope this day paves the way for many other clinicians to have the confidence to … [Read more...] about Girl, 2, with severe epilepsy is first child in the UK to be prescribed medical cannabis
Most Sussex councils charge more than the national average for garden waste wheelie bin collections, research has revealed. This newspaper analysed annual subscription fees charged by councils across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – nearly 400 relevant authorities. With more than 200 councils offering a wheelie bin service for garden waste, our research revealed residents across the UK are charged an average of just over £42.But it revealed ten out of the 13 district and borough councils in Sussex were charging more than the national average for their collections.Topping the Sussex rankings were Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council, whose weekly service for £80 a year ranked as the joint second-highest in the UK. Click here for the full story. The county’s other authorities do not offer a weekly service. … [Read more...] about Sussex garden waste collections: where does your council rank for charges in the UK?
News / UK and world by Press Association November 29, 2018, 2:29 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Facebook has begun enforcing its advert transparency and authorisation process for political adverts in the UK. First introduced in October, the tools make it compulsory for advertisers to confirm their identity and location and who paid for adverts related to political issues. As part of the project, which has already rolled out in the US and Brazil, Facebook archives adverts in an Ad Library. However, a delay in the system taking full effect was triggered after journalists were able to undermine it by posing as politicians and a banned organisation. Adverts said to be from US senators and election consultants Cambridge Analytica, banned by Facebook after a data scandal, were approved by the social network despite being placed by journalists in the UK and US. Facebook said it had already made changes and was continuing to … [Read more...] about Facebook begins enforcing political ad authorisation in the UK
BABIES from London are the rudest in the UK and the least likely to say “thank you “ or “sorry” as their first words, an astonishing new study has revealed. The groundbreaking research, detailed in BBC documentary Babies: Their Wonderful World, studied 2,500 children from around the country. Language experts, who spent time with thousands of families to assess the first words of their babies, found that tots from London and Wales were least likely to say “thank you”. While infants from the UK’s bustling capital were also less likely to apologise or say the word “sorry” to their busy parents. The most polite babies were found it East Anglia, the West Midlands and Northern Ireland – who were most likely to say thanks. And tots in Scotland and the southwest of England were also the most likely to say “sorry” as their first word. Trailer for BBC's documentary 'Babies: Their Wonderful World' Michelle Peter, from … [Read more...] about London home to RUDEST babies in the UK as study finds capital’s tots are least likely to say ‘thank you’ or ‘sorry’