A Journey Through Patience

Fleur Missaghian | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fleur Missaghian

Because of his particular journey with MS (the experiences can be very different) Ramin has been slowed down by an illness that took away his independence for a long time. Relapse-free, he is now in the slow but steady fight to recover and he gets frustrated with himself, with me and his body, his mind.

While It Might Look a Little Like a Duck

Simon Pont | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Pont

It's misguided to simply drop the word 'advert' from the marketing lexicon, replace it with 'content', and then progress in just the same way, producing something that's as much a brand-centric message as it ever was. The undisputable, game-a-changing fact is this: all brands are now in the entertainment business.

Get The Spoons Out. M&S Food Porn Is Back...

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Marks & Spencer is trying to make food sexy again, a decade after its iconic "This is not just a chocolate pudding..." advert sent pudding sales soari...

The Power of Diet and Lifestyle: How I Beat Progressive MS

Terry Wahls | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Terry Wahls

Multiple Sclerosis is a tough disease. It put me in a tilt/recline wheelchair at age 48. Yet I consider it one of the most profound gifts I have ever receive because that time in the wheelchair transformed how I thought about medicine and the type of medicine that I now practice.

Spilling the Beans

Elaine Benton | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

We have a special visitor from abroad with us at present, who is taking a much needed holiday. "Why is he special?" I hear you ask. Firstly we've know...

'I've Always Played The Dominatrix, The Stalker, The Nutter...'

M&S Style & Living | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Still recognised as Hugh Grant’s jilted fiancée, ‘Duckface’, from Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bafta-nominated actress Anna Chancellor is a tru...

How Can We Get MS Drugs to Those Who Need Them?

Paul Burstow | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Burstow

It's unacceptable that so many people with MS are not able to access the treatment, services and support they require as a result of where they live and I'd urge people to support the MS Society's Treat Me Right campaign.

Vitamin D 'Staves Off MS Symptoms'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Boosting vitamin D may stave off symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in early stages of the disease, research has shown. Scientists found that leve...

With Another Fall at M&S, It's All About Timing Mr Bolland

Jan Shure | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

Get a grip, Mr Bolland, because even if your merchandise is perfect, if it isn't available when the consumer wants to consume it, you might just as well put it straight in the sales bins...

M&S Till Staff Can Choose Their Customers

Katie Hopkins | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Hopkins

If they are going to bow to every ridiculous religious whim, why not go the whole hog and have men enter through the front doors and women shuffle in with their heads bowed through the delivery hatch wearing an M&S blackout curtain for full compliance?

Can Vitamin D Help Fight MS?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Vitamin D may combat multiple sclerosis (MS) by blocking the migration of destructive immune cells to the brain, new research suggests. The finding...

Something Up Their Sleeve That Might Just Save M&S

Jan Shure | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Style
Jan Shure

If I hadn't seen the drop-dead gorgeous dresses in their A/W collection - many with the kind of sleeves most grown-up women crave - I might be less excited by her announcement. But Ms Earl, 51, brings back to M&S that intangible something - call it class, call it good taste, call it style - which has been so sorely lacking in the past decade.

M&S To Offer 1,400 Work Experience Placements

PA | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Retail giant Marks & Spencer is offering 1,400 work experience placements for unemployed 16 to 25-year-olds in partnership with The Prince's Trust you...

Challenging Times for a Once-great British Retailer

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK
Dr Steve McCabe

In an age when next day delivery is now commonplace M&S is certainly seen to be lagging behind the likes of online retailer Amazon. But when compared to a traditional 'high street' retailers it is still deficient.

Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers Face Care 'Lottery'

PA | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

Multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers are facing a care "lottery", a charity has warned, after a damning report found that as many as 60% of patients are ...

Janie's Gone, But She Wasn't the Key to Solving M&S's Problems

Jan Shure | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

If Ms Schaffer, with her decades of retail experience was "not given free rein", what hope for a former fashion director, albeit one who was a brilliant journalist with stellar contacts and endless fashion savvy?

Disability Campaigners To March Against 'Devastating' Welfare Changes

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Campaigners representing tens of thousands of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are to lobby the government over welfare changes they claim will res...

Complaints Over 'Degrading Anti-Feminist' M&S Advert Rejected

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A Marks & Spencer lingerie campaign featuring model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been cleared by the advertising watchdog following complaints that i...

Last Chance Saloon for M&S Fashion

Jan Shure | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Style
Jan Shure

To say dear old M&S has lost the plot, fashion-wise, is not just a supreme understatement but inaccurate.

Worse Than Expected Christmas Sales For M&S

PA | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

Marks & Spencer has revealed a bigger-than-expected slump in clothing sales over Christmas. Non-food sales at the retail bellwether were down 3.8%,...

Disability Benefits: Why the UK Has to Reinvent the Workplace

Jason Reed | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

The misnomer that we even have a benefit culture with disabled people ready to exploit and sit comfortably needs quashing. Make no mistake, the benefit system does not hand out much money at all to the individual, and it's a system full of stigma.

Man Critical After M&S Trolley 'Incident'

PA | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK

A 60-year-old man is critically ill after being struck by a trolley during an alleged altercation at a Marks and Spencer store. The man suffered a ...

Doubts Over Cannabis MS Treatment

PA | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK

There is no strong evidence to back the use of cannabis extract in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), it was claimed. A review of evidence o...

Don't Call Me a Sufferer

Helena Jidborg Alexander | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helena Jidborg Alexander

I know some people with MS like to refer to themselves as MS sufferers, and that is their choice. But for us who ask not to be referred to as a sufferer, please don't call us that.

Multiple Sclerosis and Cannabis - A Conversation With Clark French

Jason Reed | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Reed

Clark, now 26, was no stranger to the ravages of M.S. - having watched his stepfather suffer and ultimately pass away from the illness, Clark is all to aware of what the condition can do to families and patients. Clark was less than enamoured with the treatments on offer to him.