7 February 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appear as dated.
Charity challenges for executives
Action for M.E.’s Chairman, Alan Cook, talks about what executives can bring to the voluntary sector.
Sunday Times (Appointments), p 4
Trying to kill M.E.
The Street’s new album Computers and blues features a track called Trying to kill M.E., recounting Mike Skinner’s battle with the illness in 2009.
The Scotsman, p 30 – 31
Sir Peter says genuinely sick need help
In a letter to the editor, Action for M.E.’s Sir Peter Spencer highlights the significance of the Medical Research Council (MRC) announcement that funding of £1.5 million will be set aside for research into the causes of M.E. Sir Peter points out that not everyone claiming benefits is a fraudster, and the genuinely sick need help.
Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News, p 13
Facing the fall-out
Article interviewing people that the potential Disability Living Allowance cut might affect. Brenda Emerson, who cares for her daughter, who has M.E. and her grandson, who has learning disabilities says that if they lose the benefit it will have a major impact on her finances.
Sunday Herald (Glasgow), p 6 – 7
Shock as chief taken ill
Eagles Basketball chief, Fab Flournoy, has fallen ill and is currently in hospital. It is thought he could have chronic fatigue syndrome.
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