Daily News Roundup – 22 October 2014

Categories: In The Media.

Famous faces sign up to support Yorkshire hospice

Yorkshire Evening Post

Christine Talbot, co-presenter on ITV Calendar’s news programme, cricketer Ryan Sidebottom and Mike Heaton, drummer in Embrace, have become the first official ambassadors for Martin House Hospice.

Lord Saatchi sponsors town MP in Strictly Northampton to the tune of £5,000

Northampton Chronicle

Michael Ellis MP, who is taking part in Strictly Northampton to raise money for Cynthia Spencer Hospice, has received a huge boost to his fundraising efforts from Lord Saatchi.

The elephant in the room

South Wales Evening Post

In Swansea from the 30 October until the 2 November, the new “elephant in the room” event aims to stimulate awareness and encourage discussion around the subject of death and dying.

All you ever wanted to know about dying… but were afraid to ask

The Aberdeen Press and Journal

A special event is taking place in Inverness to encourage people to find out all they ever wanted to know about dying – but were afraid to ask.

A child’s eye view of death: the power of picture books to explain

The Guardian

Feature article on books which aim to help parents talk to small children about death.

Assisted suicide plan ‘unethical and uncontrollable’

BBC News Scotland

Care Not Killing (CNK) has launched an online petition calling on MSPs to reject a bill that would allow people to obtain help in ending their life.

Radio 4’s Sunday programme highlights the need to improve access to end of life care

Marie Curie blog

This weekend, Radio 4′s Sunday programme, which looks at the week’s religious and ethical news, featured a report on end of life care and the experience of those from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

GPs to be paid £55 for each dementia diagnosis

BBC News

Family doctors in England are to be paid £55 every time they diagnose a case of dementia, NHS England has said.

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