You can teach an old dog new tricks, and this old dog wants to learn - Thomas P. O'Neill In February 1983, my grandmother
Strokes are rarely associated with children and young people, and yet around 400 children in the UK have a stroke every year. As with adults, the impact of childhood stroke is often devastating. Many children are left with severe permanent physical and mental impairments, and the impact on the wider family is often significant.
Anyway you look at it, beliefs about stabilising the core in order to get strong, protect the spine and have a good posture are rampant among friends, in communities, in society and in the media. Why on earth wouldn't you follow advice that appears to be endorsed by everyone, everywhere?
We hope that the Justice Secretary is genuine in his commitment to ensuring that the UK's prisons will seek to transform the lives of those in custody, so they can contribute positively to the communities in which they live and benefit society as a whole. It is time to make more earnest efforts to combat the cycle of reoffending.
When David Lidington next pays a visit to his local YOI, it will be not only as the local MP but as the Cabinet Minister with the serious responsibility of overseeing all prisons in this country. As he makes his visit, he will need to be mindful not only of the acute challenges of these environments, but of the enormous potential within them.
Prisons have been in the news recently, the focus usually being on problems such as rioting, overcrowding and the need for
Justice Secretary Liz Truss and her Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah are both former Education Ministers and proud of it. So how strongly does that commitment to education show through in their latest major announcements on prison reform?
Novus welcomes the key principles within the government's prison reform, which Justice Secretary Liz Truss has described as "a blueprint for the biggest overhaul of our prisons in a generation".
While not criticising achievements of ParalympicsGB, might the 11 million people living with disabilities in the UK have been better served by the money invested in the Paralympic GB squad, and what kind of post-Olympic legacy are we to expect from this investment?
If President Jokowi is to fix the drugs problem, he should employ human rights-based legal responses and evidence-based public health policy and measures, consistent with the spirit of health and human rights norms to protect the wellbeing of its citizens.