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Blood donors and ME update

This is a guest post by Christine Douglas who is updating us on the important issue of blood donors who have ME which she first highlighted in this post three months ago, and it attracted many comments and widespread interest. Christine is actively campaigning for urgent improvements to be made for the screening of blood donors in the UK and has called for an international collaboration of blood...
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A stabbing, uni visit and ferris wheel ride in Sheffield

My younger son James wanted to visit Sheffield Hallam University’s open day to have some back-up in case he fails to get into his first choice, which is Nottingham Trent, a firm favourite with many students I speak to, and well oversubscribed. As we approached the university, I found myself driving down a nearby backstreet as I wasn’t sure where my sat nav was directing me –...
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If you need a helping hand, try a First Direct Buddy

First Direct demonstrates its close customer service both inside and outside its bank with the launch of an exciting new Buddy app. You can learn about it in this fun viral video where their specially trained staff are keen to show¬† they will go the extra mile for anyone who needs a helping hand, that their bank delivers a very personal service in today’s technological era. You first saw...
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