Posts Tagged ‘Taxpayers’ Alliance’

Bin lorries cost councils £22m for road accidents – The Times

In Newspaper Contributions, Social Affairs on December 26, 2014 at 10:06 am

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House of Boreds – EXCLUSIVE for The Sun

In Internet, Newspaper Contributions on June 29, 2014 at 10:01 am


Texts to help chip away at obesity rates – The Sun

In Health, Newspaper Contributions on February 12, 2014 at 11:31 am

Council to send out sms-based dieting tips


Published: 04th February 2014

MORE than 500 obese people have signed up to a £10,000 council scheme in which they receive texts urging them to lose weight.

Motivational messages such as “Why not walk to the shops more often?” and “Eat slightly smaller portions” will be sent.

Advice issued to their smartphones will also include: “Keep a check on snacks and drinks.”

The scheme is being funded by the council in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, which has one of the worst obesity rates in Britain.

More than 70,000 adults in the city and a quarter of children aged 10 to 11 are clinically obese, a problem which costs the local NHS more than £50million a year.

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700,000 hits for online betting in Parliament – Exclusive for The Daily Telegraph

In Newspaper Contributions on October 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm


First published in The Daily Telegraph Thursday 3 October 2013 on page 4.


My story was followed up in The Daily Mail:


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