December 2012 Archive

Is there ageism in cancer treatments offered?

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<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20780581">The BBC</a>&nbsp;reported this morning about the marked difference in cancer care provided to older people.&nbsp; More …

Well it looks like we are in for a wet Christmas...!

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Flood warnings have been issued across the South of the UK and not only does this disrupt motorists but also many train services across the South of England, which may cause havoc for those travelling to see family and friends over the Christmas period.&nbsp; More …

Twas the week before Christmas.......

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I began this week driving to work thinking of all the Christmas preparations still to do before the big day when I heard on the radio&nbsp;that Monday the 17 December was the worst day of the year for car crashes. More …

Santa comes to Blake Lapthorn!

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Santa arrived quite unexpectedly this afternoon&nbsp;at our Southampton office bearing gifts!&nbsp; More …

Where is the friendliest place on Earth?

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The annual TripAdvisor rankings are out and, despite a fantastic year for our capital city, London does not score particularly favourably according to the <a href="http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2004389&amp;c=setreg&amp;region=2">survey </a>which is based on 75,000 TripAdvisor responses. More …

Weekend ops?

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According to a report in&nbsp;<em><a title="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article3633234.ece" href="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article3633234.ece">The Times</a></em>today, patients could be offered appointments for clinics and operations at weekends.&nbsp; More …

Oriana returns from norovirus outbreak cruise

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&nbsp;P&amp;O's luxury cruise liner the Oriana is due to return to Southampton today after a Baltic cruise that saw a <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-20700357">reported</a> 160 passengers struck down with norovirus. More …

The ice is back!

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It is that time of year again.&nbsp; Cold, frosty... and icy!&nbsp; Wouldn't it be nice to be sat indoors, snuggled up in front of the fire with nothing to do but enjoy the winter wonderland through the frosted windows?&nbsp; More …

Take extra care when towing

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The dangers of cycling have been in the news recently following a few high profile incidents,&nbsp;Bradley Wiggins and&nbsp;Mark Cavendish. More …

Flights cancelled due to snow, fog and ice.

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Eleanor Armstrong gives an overview of the Denied Boarding Regulations and what rights you have if your flight is cancelled due to the weather. More …