Compassionate and healthy eating
RECENT figures have shown that sales of nut-based milks – especially almond milk – are on the rise, both here and in the US.
This is part of a growing movement away from animal products towards healthy, delicious plant-based foods, and it’s no wonder, given all the benefits associated with the vegan diet.
As well as suffering lower rates of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain types of cancer, vegans also have a much smaller carbon footprint than meat-eaters and vegetarians, and ensure that animals do not suffer for their food.
For anyone who is interested in adopting this healthy and compassionate way of living, Animal Aid is running the Great Vegan Challenge throughout November, providing people with all the support and information they need to do so.
For further details, visit www. govegan.org.uk. treatments for a range of conditions – from breast cancer to multiple sclerosis – and I would urge our local MP to support it.
The Bill would ensure that drugs that have fallen out of patent, but have since proved effective for clinical uses outside of their original licence, are routinely available on the NHS. With these drugs often being very-low cost, it makes economic as well as clinical sense for them to be more widely available.
Backed by the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now, along with a host of other charities including Prostate Cancer UK, Alzhiemer’s Society and Bloodwise, the Bill needs 100 MPs to vote in favour to take it to the next stage. With just days left, more work needs to be done to secure the parliamentary support it needs.
As well as calling on our MP to back this Bill that would help hundreds of thousands of patients, I would ask others to add their support to the campaign by visiting breastcancernow.org/unlockdrugs weekends. Boris Johnson’s consistent failure to deliver the Night Tube to schedule is indicative of his lazy approach, announcing things to great fanfare but unwilling to put the work in to make them happen.
The latest delay will come as a major disappointment to businesses and Londoners who hoped that the service would be running by Christmas.
The Mayor’s perpetual dithering and refusal to bring the dispute with staff to a close has meant the advent of the Night Tube is becoming an increasingly distant prospect. Once again Boris Johnson has proven to be all show and no substance.