Category Archives: Health and Safety

>Outdoor nursery’s future threatened by hand washing rules

> Lucy White enjoys climbing a tree at the Secret Garden (reproduced with permission of Alex White) I’ve written angrily before about common sense being flung out the window when it comes to “child safety”. Despite my own over-anxiety as … Continue reading

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>What’s the point of fire extinguishers?

>Following on from my post on Friday, about Nick Clegg’s Your Freedom site, where we’re all invited to give our suggestions about what laws we want to see repealed, I thought I’d flag up another suggestion on the site. There … Continue reading

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>BBC Hyperbolic Headlines – now they tell us candles cause cancer

>Do you know, you can name anything that’s remotely pleasant in life and somebody is bound to come along at some point and say that it’s somehow dangerous, or bad for you. Today the humble candle comes under the spotlight, … Continue reading

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>Forget the Tabloids, get your Swine Flu information here

>No, not right here, obviously, because I don’t know any more than you do, but here on the dedicated pages on the Health Protection Agency website. It’s updated all the time and will give you the information without the hysteria. … Continue reading

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