Monthly Archives: May 2015

Novel by Jane Austin’s Relative is Back in Print

Lois Austen-Leigh is the granddaughter of James Edward Austen-Leigh, Jane Austen’s nephew and the author of a memoir about his famous relative. The crime novel, supposedly written on the same desk Jane Austin used, has become a mystery since it … Continue reading

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Hay Festival Underway…

The ever popular Hay Festival runs from 21st May until 31st May 2015. There are lots of things going on at the famous festival this year. Including appearances from and interviews with Marco Pierre White, Griff Rhys Jones and Ali … Continue reading

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HSCIC guidance for SIRI

Health and Social Care Information Centre have published a Checklist of guidance for Reporting, Managing and Investigating Information Governance and Cyber Security Serious Incidents Requiring Investigation (SIRI). This is applicable to all organisations processing Health, Public Health and Adult Social … Continue reading

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GP reaction to PM’s speech on 7 day working

GPonline.com states that GPs are split over prime minister David Cameron’s aspiration to make general practice available seven days a week. This story is taken directly from GPonline.com: Mr Cameron was speaking on Monday at the Vitality Partnership group of … Continue reading

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NHS pressures at risk of stifling cancer research

A report from Cancer Research UK reveals that Daily pressures on the NHS are having a serious impact on its ability to support world leading research into cancer. The report, based on interviews with clinicians, nurses and administrators involved in … Continue reading

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Its Dementia Awareness Week!

This week is Dementia Awareness Week; Dementia is a condition that affects over 800,000 people in the UK. Dementia is a global burden. In the UK 835,000 people live with dementia and worldwide the figure totals 47.5 million. By 2040, if … Continue reading

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  Do you dream of writing a best-selling crime novel, but lack inspiration? “Technique alone is never enough, you have to have passion.  Technique alone is just an embroidered potholder.” Raymond Chandler. What better way to get into the part … Continue reading

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My Top Three Fictional Detectives

MS JANE MARPLE- Created by Agatha Christie, this character lives in the small village of St Mary Mead.  She appears as a little old spinster, often found knitting while her sharp and agile mind is busy crime solving.  Police officers … Continue reading

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Battered Moons Poetry Competition Now Open

This year marks the sixth Battered Moons Poetry Competition. It is now open and accepting poems of up to 40 lines on any topic and style form UK poets over 18. Prizes range from £700 to £25. All seven prizewinners … Continue reading

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Portico Prizes to open to self-publishers

The Portico Prizes, an award of £10,000 each to the best fiction and non-fiction books set in the north of England, open to self-publishers this year for the first time in 30 years. Entry is open to books published between … Continue reading

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