Daily News Roundup – 29 April 2014

Categories: In The Media.

One foot in the grave for Billy Connolly

The Scotsman

Comedian Billy Connolly is to front a TV documentary about death, in which he will discuss his diagnosis with prostate cancer and Parkinson’s disease last year and his own mortality.

Conference to debate ethics of patient treatment

The Northern Echo

A panel of experts will gather at a conference at York University later this month to examine the ethics of withdrawing treatment from vegetative and minimally conscious patients.

Great-grandmother Gwen still working hard – at the age of 92

Manchester Evening News

Gwen Boon, a volunteer who has worked at the Willow Wood Hospice Shop for more than two decades, is still going strong at the age of 92.

#BBCtrending: Why cancer trends on social media

BBC News

Sharing a personal story of battling cancer can be an act of catharsis – and in the era of social media, it’s increasingly being used as a fundraising tool.

New 111 freephone number for NHS 24 helpline

BBC News

A new freephone number has been introduced for the NHS 24 non-emergency helpline in Scotland.

Half of cancer sufferers ‘live a decade or more’

BBC News

Half of people in England and Wales now being diagnosed with cancer will survive at least a decade – double the rate in the early 1970s, figures show.

Dementia Facebook app to raise awareness of the illness

BBC News

Facebook users are being invited to experience what it is like to live with dementia in a bid to raise greater awareness about the disease.

Large charities should consider displaying pay ratios, NCVO inquiry concludes

Civil Society

Charities with an income of above £500,000 should consider publicising remuneration ratios between their highest and median salaries to give an indication of pay throughout their organisation, an NCVO inquiry into executive pay has recommended.

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