If the Chancellor does nothing, or too little, he will be forever tainted as the worst kind of Tory - the kind that merely seeks to entrench advantage for the benefit of his own class. But if the Chancellor were to adopt this simple 10 point plan he could become the best kind of Tory - a new Peel or Disraeli. The choice is, almost entirely, his.
The current system for developing cancer drugs depends mostly on private investment from pharmaceutical companies and, as investors demand good returns on their investment, it's no surprise that what we've ended up with is very profitable drugs rather than very effective ones.
For years, disabled people had to rely on somebody else doing things for them. But now with the help of assistive technology, disabled people can do things that would have never been possible before - from switching on a light to having a voice to express themselves.
Charities have rightly been arguing against specific benefit cuts on behalf of their members and their beneficiaries; drawing evidence from disabled people, carers and also from their own professional staff; and making the case for excluding some of the most vulnerable and poorest members of society from further cuts to their limited income.
80million children had their education affected by conflicts and natural disasters in 2015. Girls are particularly disadvantaged being 2.5 times more likely to be out of school than boys in countries affected by conflict. Alas, the devastating news does not stop there: the situation is getting worse instead of better due to increasingly dangerous geopolitics around the globe. We need to act urgently to ensure that girls are protected and don't become the immediate casualties each time a new crisis unfolds.
For a few months Kasia, her brothers crew in Peterborough and her parents in Poland were planning a 2 week holiday in the sun. With access, finances and children to consider - it proved tricky to arrange.
My hope for Down Syndrome Awareness Day March 21 would be the elimination of 'suffer' when referring to Down syndrome such as 'he suffers from Down syndrome'. Most people with Down syndrome are living full happy healthy lives without pain unless they get seriously ill or hurt but having Down syndrome itself is not a life of suffering.
I wish I had space to tell you about all the incredible people I have met on this journey, the positivity and fight you get to experience in the oncology centre. The kindness and generosity people you barely know will show you. But I am afraid I don't - so I hope you enjoyed reading my story.
Most of us remember the image of thousands of Ethiopians starving during the famine of 1984/85, the luckier ones seemingly fed only by the power of the Western media to incite compassion and belated action from international agencies. On a recent visit to the country, I heard how the weather conditions now are as bad as during that terrible disaster...
There has been a rise almost 10% in child hospital admissions for severe tooth decay in England over the last four years. Researchers have pointed to a strong correlation between area deprivation and the rate of tooth extraction. Which is why I find it bizarre that one of the main arguments deployed against the sugary drinks tax is that it will hit the poorest hardest. Irrespective of how much income people have, how is it morally sound to keep the prices of dangerous food low? Powerful companies spend a lot of money each year advertising to us and selling us sugary drinks that are giving us diabetes and more. They put them in front of us all day in train stations, newsagents, even leisure centres.It is time for society to protect itself and our children.
Our organisation comprises a non-profit, social enterprise and event day that specialises in getting people to embrace the concept of "WE"--thinking beyond themselves and helping others. We achieve this mission with a mostly millennial staff. (Craig is one of them.)
For me, a decade of struggling with an eating disorder which nearly cost me my life on several occasions involved questioning deeply the reasons why I wanted to get better. Thinking about ending my life also made me think about the things I would want to stay alive for and what I could do with my health if I recovered it.
Just two days to go... Maybe you've heard about the 10 marathons I'm walking in 10 days to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK? Why am I doing it? Everybody must know somebody who suffers from prostate cancer. One man dies every hour from this disease, that's six in the course of my Soccer Saturday show every week.
On 20 June 2012 I lost my guide dog and my independence - all in the space of one horrific day. The dog attack incident that I experienced is still in my memory.
The reality is that autistic people are dying far too young. A large study from Sweden has found that, on average, autistic people die 16 years younger than the general population. Autistic people are at increased risk of death from almost every possible cause.
I've been fortunate enough to never have to experience the fear of not knowing where I am going to sleep each night, I had a safe, secure and loving childhood and more importantly somewhere that I could always call home. Unfortunately, today, not every child can say the same.