Posts Tagged ‘drugs’

Glaxo’s HIV division lands deal to treat millions in Africa – The Times

In Business, Health, Newspaper Contributions on June 6, 2016 at 9:00 am

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European bank to withdraw €500 ‘criminal’ banknote – The Times

In Business, Crime, Newspaper Contributions on May 5, 2016 at 6:50 pm

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Private school pupils expelled over cannabis discovery – The Times

In Health, Newspaper Contributions on February 16, 2016 at 5:47 pm

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Father supplied daughter with fatal Ecstasy – The Times

In Crime, Newspaper Contributions on January 21, 2015 at 10:45 am


£5million of heroin in d-rugs smuggle – The Sun

In Crime, Newspaper Contributions on June 11, 2014 at 8:55 am

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Lag drug lord jailed – The Sun

In Crime, Newspaper Contributions on February 8, 2014 at 6:18 pm



Manchester’s Unsung Heroes: Mustard Tree manager leaves life of drugs to mentor homeless with art therapy – Mancunian Matters

In Art Reviews, Charity, Comment and Opinion, Leeds and Manchester Local News Contributions on October 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm

As homelessness figures continue to soar, with an increase of almost 10% in Greater Manchester last year, it appeared to be one of the only growing businesses during the recession. 


But spending time on the streets, in shelters and behind bars has not deterred one man from devoting his life to helping those who suffer as he once did.

Just off Oldham Road lies a street full of secrets. On that street is a place where dignity, faith, grace, joy and truth are not just values that reflect off a painted canvas, but emanate, filling everyone inside with a glow of silent, selfless goodwill.

As you walk upstairs a giant, psychedelic portrait of Jimi Hendrix gazing at its admirer through knowing, hallucinogenic eyes.

This place is the Mustard Tree. It is a place that creates the sense of home for the homeless, downtrodden and displaced.

Caring 52-year-old Graham Hudson is Mustard Tree’s Creative Programmes Manager. He uses an informal mode of art therapy to encourage his students to rebuild their lives.

“They know that they’re not all going to be artists – but all of them are going to have to go on and continue with their lives afterwards,” he said.

He cites the example of one student, Gina, whose life was full of self-loathing and misanthropy, insisting that she couldn’t paint. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Art saved my life’ – pal of Oasis star has brush with success – Manchester Evening News – 17/09/13

In Art Reviews, Charity, Features, Leeds and Manchester Local News Contributions, Newspaper Contributions on September 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm

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The article is on page 6 of the Main Edition South/City – 17/09/13

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