Category Archives: Public Health

85 dead this winter from Flu

This is what happens with a really big sneeze if you don’t cover your mouth and nose. Please don’t spread the Flu virus which can be a killer A few years ago, there was a big health scare about flu. … Continue reading

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Is Liverpool 1 putting profits before Children’s Health?

Too many of our children look like this because they eating and drinking things like this. Liverpool 1 must say no to Coca-Cola Last Wednesday I wrote to Liverpool One in two ways to try and ascertain whether or not … Continue reading

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No the Sugar Tax won’t solve the obesity problem

This is the fourth blog I have done about obesity this year so you might think I am obsessed. You would be right. As the saying goes ‘obesity is the new tobacco’. Obesity is a killer either directly or by … Continue reading

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Social Workers – Our forgotten heroines and heroes

Prof June Thoburn who was recognised for outstanding work as a social worker and in support of social workers. Like many people the closest I get these days to social workers is looking at the ‘Clare in the Community’ cartoons … Continue reading

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Repeat Call to stop the Coca-Cola Van coming to Liverpool

Sugary drinks like coke are a  major cause of childhood obesity I have repeated a call made in the summer that Liverpool should not host the Coca Cola Van as it is currently intending to do in November in Williamson … Continue reading

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Are artificial 3G football pitches dangerous?

Has the FA done enough to ensure that its new artifical pitches are safe? I  have written to the Mayor of Liverpool asking him to suspend the installation of artificial 3G football pitches that the Council is planning to install … Continue reading

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Ban the Van call to tackle Childhood Obesity in Liverpool

This is how Coca-Cola promoted its fizzy sugary drinks last year Today the Government has produced a childhood obesity strategy which is not a strategy or even a wish list of things that can be done. It can best be … Continue reading

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