Daily News Roundup – 18 November 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Children In Need: Ellie’s memory will help others as Claire House is flooded with support

Liverpool Echo

The mum of a Merseyside schoolgirl who died from a brain tumour has revealed her pride after her daughter’s heartbreaking story gripped the hearts of the nation. Ellie Cook’s family appeared on Children In Need on Friday night to raise awareness for Claire House children’s hospice. More than £11,000 has been donated directly to the Wirral centre since the appeal was aired.

St Giles Hospice’s Art into Health project wins prestigious award

Sutton Coldfield Local

Leading local charity St Giles Hospice has won an award for a six-month art project at its facilities in Whittington and Sutton Coldfield.

Michael McIntyre donates show proceeds to Julia’s House

Daily Echo, Poole

Top stand-up comedian Michael McIntyre dedicated one of his warm-up shows for his new tour to Julia’s House. Nurses and fundraising staff joined the star at the Duchess Theatre in London for an exclusive night of fundraising for the charity as he prepared for his 2015 UK and Ireland tour.

Stafford residents join national day of action on cancer and end of life services

Staffordshire Newsletter

Stafford residents joined a national day of action as they put up Stop the Sale signs in protest at NHS plans. More than 150 boards were displayed in roads, including Queensville Avenue, St Leonard’s Avenue and Tixall Road against putting cancer and end of life services out to tender.

Will MPs vote to right some of the NHS wrongs?


This week the same MPs who voted Andrew Lansley’s unpopular Health and Social Care Act through parliament, despite the warnings that it would distract, weaken and potentially even wreck the NHS, have a chance to undo at least some of the damage that both Westminster and the NHS’s equivalents of the dogs in the street know it has done. On Friday they will debate and vote on Labour MP Clive Efford’s National Health Service (amended duties and powers) bill, a private member’s bill which will receive its second reading.

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