As a junior doctor who's married to a pilot, I'm perhaps more intimately acquainted than Jeremy Hunt with what airline safety entails. The Health Secretary might like to know that my husband, an ex-RAF fighter pilot turned civilian pilot, is so aghast at the hours and shifts I work, he says they would turn his plane into a "a lethal weapon".
The clocks going back on Sunday could cost hundreds of children's lives on UK roads in winter. Research by road safety company SmartWitness has shown that if we abolished putting the clocks back and persisted with British Summer Time throughout the whole year we would significantly reduce road casualties to pedestrians, cyclists and especially school-children.
Some people can't resist the strong taste of coffee in the morning or the tender smell of a Yankee candle in the evening. We all come into contact with hot substances on a daily basis. However, it is estimated that over 121,000 people are seen by burns services and emergency departments each year...
The following statement won't surprise many. Flying is the safest way of transport. Worldwide statistics show that we undertake much greater risks while getting into our cars and on busses. Yet, air accidents receive most publicity. Plane disasters carry the biggest headlines due to the one-time volume of victims.