From Telegraph.co.uk, 90 February 2010 (Story by Martin Beckford, religious affairs correspondent) The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned that the relaxation of assisted suicide law crosses a “moral boundary” into “very dangerous territory”.
From the Belfast Telegraph, 9 February 2010. (Story by Stephanie Bell). Ballynahinch man Horace Reid thought he just had a very bad dose of ‘flu but, as he tells Stephanie Bell, after 17 years largely confined to his bed, he’s still waiting for it to go away.
As expected, Imperial College London posted new information on their website this morning to clarify a misunderstanding about eligibility for their XMRV test.
IMPORTANT UPDATE – SATURDAY 6th FEBRUARY
A joint letter appealing to the nation to start taking ME seriously appears in The Daily Telegraph today. It is signed by 20 leading figures in the ME debate – including parliamentarians, clinicians, researchers and figures from the ME national organisations and patient support groups.
BBC Radio Leicester, 3 February 2010 (Interviews by Julie Mayer and Tony Wadsworth) A woman who has spent the last 14 years in bed after developing ME when she was teenager was interviewed by Julie Mayer on the BBC Radio Leicester mid-morning programme on Wednesday February 3. At times, Amy Bakewell felt so ill that […]
Imperial College, the research centre in the UK that has found no evidence of XMRV infection in any of the blood samples from people with ME/CFS that they have looked at, has announced that their Molecular Diagnostics Unit is now offering their method for XMRV testing to the public: Imperial College announcement
In a response to the 23,707-signature petition on the Number 10 website calling for the continuation of two key benefits – Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance – Prime Minister Gordon Brown today confirmed that his Government have ruled out putting the future administration of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) into the hands of the UK’s […]
From The Guardian’s ‘Joe Public blog’, 4 February 2010. In cases of assisted dying, anyone involved should have to account for their actions, writes Phil Friend, chairman of RADAR (Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation).
Lincolnshire MESH group has changed its name to the Lincolnshire ME Support Group – after hearing from new members that the name MESH had meant nothing to them.
From the Worcester News, 3 February 2010 (Story by James Connell) “IF you found yourself in a living hell what would you do to get out?” For most people the answer would be easy – “anything”.
An online book of remembrance in memory of Lynn Gilderdale has been opened by the Sussex and Kent ME Society. To leave a message of condolence for Mrs Kay Gilderdale and the family, please click here.
The MEA website is updated regularly – sometimes five or six times a day. People who would like to take a news feed from it to put in their own website browser just need to click on our RSS news feed button. You’ll find it on the right hand side of the home page – […]
From The Guardian.co.uk, 2 February 2010 (Words by Emily Levick) When Emily Levick developed ME, a blogging community of fellow sufferers became a lifeline. Her closest online friend was Lynn Gilderdale, whose mother was last week cleared of her attempted murder.
Last night’s Panorama programme on the Kay Gilderdale case and the law on assisted suicide can be watched again on BBC iPlayer for a week after its screening on by clicking here.
Kay Gilderdale’s words were heard when Jeremy Vine played a clip from tonight’s Panorama programme his BBC Radio 2 show this morning – as part of a discussion about the law on assisted suicide. You can listen again to this clip for the next seven days by clicking here.
From BBC Online, 1 February 2010 A mother cleared last week of the attempted murder of her severely ill daughter has backed calls for a change in the law on assisted death.
From the Sunday Telegraph, 31 January 2010 (Words by Jeremy Vine) Panorama presenter Jeremy Vine recalls his emotional meetings with Kay Gilderdale before and after she was cleared of attempting to murder her ill daughter, Lynn.
From The Times, 30 January 2010 (story by Steve Bird) As Criona Wilson knelt beside her dying daughter’s bedside, she promised her that her death would not be in vain. Before the frail body of 32-year-old Sophia finally succumbed to the medical complications and ravages of ME, she replied in a whisper: “Then it’s all […]
From the Daily Mail, 28 January 2010 (by Daily Mail columnist Martin Samuel) The day she was diagnosed with ME, Lynn Gilderdale would not have felt doomed. She would not have believed it to be a death sentence. She would not even have imagined the dreadful excuse for a young life that lay ahead. She […]