2 December 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Action for M.E. invites research proposals
Action for M.E. invites applications for pilot project grants from researchers who wish to investigate the biology of M.E./CFS. The budget is £50,000 and the deadline 4pm Friday 20 January. For more information, get in touch by email.
Research Fortnight, p 8
Legal aid cuts delayed by six months
Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke has announced a six-month delay to his plans to cut £350m from the annual Legal Aid budget, citing the reschedule legal contracts.
Stepping down after becoming ill with M.E./CFS
Dave Gudge, reserve team manager for Sherborne Town FC, has had to step down after becoming ill with M.E./CFS and labyrinthitis."Thank you to our supporters for your continued support through these difficult times, this means a lot to me. My allegiances are still with Sherborne Town," he says.
This is Somerset, online
Spare a thought for people with M.E.
In a letter to the editor, Dr John Greensmith asks readers to spare a thought for people with M.E. at Christmas. "It is a testing time for all individuals and relationships, which is exacerbated to intolerable when one is constantly ill," he says.
Torquay Herald Express, online, p 29
Wishaw Press, p 54
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