A Drug-Takers Paradise – the UK?

Drug misuse England in 2015, some two-and-a-half thousand drug misuse deaths (highest level ever recorded) and in 2015/16, twenty-four thousand drug-related hospital admissions [mental health, behavioural disorders, poisoning (a dramatic increase over a decade)]. In England & Wales, at the last count there were around nearly ‘three million’ silly adults still taking illicit drugs. Even […]

Drugs Drugs Drugs – which of them are killing you and our Society?

From time immemorial mankind has been prolific in finding things in nature that can alter the body and mind. It may well have started early on when the ‘homo’ species found out that certain plants and organisms could be used to beneficial effect – clear sickness, help mend broken bones, provoke sleep, or cause mind […]

‘Quenelle’ gesture – have YOU heard of it?

French footballer Nicolas Anelka, currently an important striker playing for UK Premiership club West Bromwich Albion is in serious trouble. He celebrated scoring a goal against London’s West Ham last December, by giving a special salute, known as the quenelle gesture – this is performed by pointing one arm diagonally palm down, while at the […]

Smoking in Prisons – Time to Ban it?

The Health Act 2006 brought-in a total ban in England to stop smoking in all enclosed work places, which came into force in July 2007 – this followed the lead of other UK counties (Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) which had introduced similar bans. [Some private companies had much earlier introduced such bans in their […]