Daily News Roundup – 8 August 2014

Categories: In The Media.

“There’s been laughter and tears” – trustees reflect on success of Boston’s Butterfly Hospice ahead of first inpatient arriving on Monday

Boston Standard

The team behind Boston’s Butterfly Hospice is celebrating the news that it will be able to treat its first inpatient on Monday.

Saint Francis Hospice celebrates 30 years

Yellow Advertiser

Saint Francis Hospice has celebrated its 30th anniversary with a service to pay tribute to the thousands of staff and volunteers who have worked for the hospice since it opened its doors.

Hospice sails to victory in cardboard boat race

On The Wight

Earl Mountbatten Hospice sailed to victory winning The Southern Cooperative/UKSA Cowes Cardboard boat race on Sunday as well as the award for the best boat.

Family’s struggle as teen has incurable cancer

Edinburgh News

The mother of a teenager with incurable cancer has described her family’s struggle after she juggles work to spend time with him.

Businesses urged to step up to help dementia crisis

The Telegraph

The number of people forced to leave work to cope with dementia is forecast to double within 15 years, a new report has warned.

Loneliness risk for cancer patients

Press Association

Loneliness is “particularly toxic” to cancer patients, Macmillan Cancer Support has said after a poll found that patients who feel alone are much more likely to miss appointments, not take their medication properly, or even refuse treatment.

Bubb: Electoral Commission’s Lobbying Act guidance ‘a regrettable mess’

Civil Society

Sir Stephen Bubb, Chief Executive of Acevo, has criticised the Electoral Commission’s guidance on the Lobbying Act, calling on the regulator to “sort this regrettable mess out”.

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