Diabetes UK is 80 today

first_img  49 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Tesco Howard Lake | 10 January 2014 | News Diabetes UK is 80 todaycenter_img Diabetes UK is celebrating its 80th anniversary today. The charity was founded by the writer H.G. Wells and the doctor R.D. Lawrence, who both had diabetes, in order to provide support for people with the condition.From the outset it has worked to ensure that everyone with the condition who needed insulin was able to access it for free. Today it continues to campaign for better healthcare for people with diabetes and to fund more research to better understand the condition.Year-long celebrationsDiabetes UK will be celebrating its 80th anniversary with a series of events throughout the year.Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said: “… As well as looking back at how far we have come over the last 80 years, this milestone is a chance to reflect on how far we have yet to go. For all the progress made, people with diabetes struggle to get access to quality healthcare, still face discrimination, and ultimately still have a lower life expectancy than the rest of the population”.Diabetes UK is currently Tesco charity of the year.Find out more about Diabetes UK’s history. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Harry Styles Movie ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Halted Over COVID-19 Test

first_img– Advertisement – Harry Styles, Florence Pugh and more stars of the upcoming movie Don’t Worry Darling were forced to quarantine after a crew member tested positive for the novel coronavirus.New Line Cinemas confirmed to Deadline that it temporarily shut down production on the Olivia Wilde-directed psychological thriller in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 4. The website reported that the person who contracted the virus “was in close enough proximity” to the cast, which also includes Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne and Nick Kroll, so the studio decided that it was necessary to stop filming in case any others were exposed.- Advertisement – Styles joined the cast of Don’t Worry Darling in September after Shia LaBeouf departed due to a scheduling conflict. Filming began on October 20.The movie — which Wilde, 36, also cowrote and stars in — is set in California in the 1950s and follows a housewife named Alice (Pugh) who discovers that her husband, Jack (Styles), is hiding a dark secret. It is the former One Direction member’s second movie role following 2017’s Dunkirk, in which he played a British soldier named Alex. After wrapping Don’t Worry Darling, Styles is set to star alongside Lily James in the LGBTQ drama My Policeman.The “Watermelon Sugar” singer decided to return to acting after the pandemic forced him to postpone his Love on Tour until 2021.- Advertisement – Production is expected to be on hold for approximately 14 days as Styles, 26, Pugh, 24, Pine, 40, and the rest of the cast and crew self-isolate.Don’t Worry Darling is not the first movie to stop filming amid the COVID-19 pandemic. After Tom Hanks tested positive for the virus in March, the Baz Luhrmann-directed Elvis Presley biopic in which the Forrest Gump star, 64, plays the late singer’s longtime manager, Tom Parker, had to press pause on production. Six months later, Robert Pattinson was reportedly diagnosed with the coronavirus, delaying filming for The Batman.- Advertisement – “I’m lucky I’m with friends in our little, safe self-isolation pod,” he told BBC Radio’s 1Xtra Residency in March. “It’s a strange time, but we’re just being careful, listening to music, playing games, doing some face masks. You know, the classic quarantine stuff!”Scroll down to see more photos of the Don’t Worry Darling cast on set before the shutdown.last_img read more

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BBC Panorama reports rise in complaints to UK bookmakers

first_img According to a BBC Panorama documentary due to air tonight, UK Gambling Commission statistics have reported a 5,000 per cent rise in the number of complaints made about UK bookmakers over the last five years. The Panorama investigation, Addicted to Gambling, will be hosted by Bronagh Munro, and will be broadcast at 8.30pm on BBC1 on Monday.The UKGC figures had shown 8,266 complaints had been made to the industry regulator in 2018, a figure significantly higher than the 169 complaints made in 2013.Citing ‘a number of complex reasons’ as an explanation for the rise, chief executive of the UKGC Neil McArthur explained: “We’re pushing the industry to know its customers, and part of this is actually, possibly, a good sign because it’s suggesting that consumers are demanding more of the gambling operators. And I would encourage them to continue to do that.”In the documentary, McArthur addresses some of the associated complexities with defining problem gambling as a mental health problem, as well as some of the challenges posed through regulating the industry. Stories linked to problem gambling behaviours, such as that of Daniel Clinkscales, will be addressed in the broadcast in which Clinkscales’ mother Jo Holloway calls upon industry leaders to bear the burden of responsibility in tackling compulsive gambling should lie with the industry.The gambling industry has sought to address concerns relating to social responsibility, however, following the roll-out of new initiatives. These have included an industry-wide voluntary ban on sports advertising for pre-watershed broadcasts, an increase in ‘voluntary contributions to 1% of gross-gaming-yield revenues’. The industry has continued to grow rapidly following the government relaxed restrictions on betting and advertising in 2007. StumbleUpon Share Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Submit Related Articleslast_img read more

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