Daily News Roundup – 16 December 2013

Categories: In The Media.

‘We tinker with assisted suicide laws at our peril’, warns Baroness Butler-Sloss

The Telegraph

One of Britain’s most eminent authorities on end of life law has issued a warning against “tinkering” with assisted suicide on the eve of a landmark Supreme Court challenge.

Right-to-die challenge reaches Supreme Court

BBC News

Campaigners for the right to die are to have their arguments heard by the Supreme Court in the latest round of their legal battle.

Aston Villa chief Randy Lerner donates £1m to Acorns Hospice

Birmingham Mail

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has donated £1,000,000 to Acorns Children’s Hospice. The American marked the 25th anniversary of the charity by announcing the donation.

Plymouth hospice invites community to get involved

Plymouth Herald

St Luke’s Hospice is inviting the community to become more involved with the day to day life of the centre.

Bishop praises Sheffield in Lords speech

The Star

The Bishop of Sheffield praised South Yorkshire people’s fairness in his maiden speech in the House of Lords. The Rt Rev Dr Steven Croft also spoke on the debate on patient choice at the end of life, saying that “The ministry of chaplains in our hospitals and hospices remains a vital part of end of life care.”

MP rolls up sleeves for hospice store

Lancaster Guardian

Tim Farron, who represents Westmorland and Lonsdale, has done a shift at St John’s Hospice’s new Kendal shop to encourage more people to volunteer.

Cancer’s lost generation: the teens and young adults ‘forgotten in the middle’

The Guardian

While overall cancer survival rates have improved, young people fare less well – and their symptoms are often dismissed

Weekend hospital care: ‘Seven-day week’ for senior doctors

BBC News

Hospitals in England will have to ensure senior doctors and key diagnostic tests are available seven days a week under new plans.

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