3 May 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Free posters for M.E. Awareness Month
In a letter to the editor, Sir Peter Spencer, Action for M.E., asks people to display the charity’s awareness posters and leaflets during May, M.E. Awareness Month. To order yours, free, contact Action for M.E. at email@example.com.
Cynon Valley Leader, p 23
North Devon Gazette, p 6
Paisley Daily Express, p 6
West Cumbria News and Star, p 12
Sunderland Echo, p 8
Clear viral links to M.E.
In a letter to the editor, Jane Colby, The Young M.E. Sufferers Trust, responds to Dr John Monaghan’s claims that M.E. is a manifestation of patients’ self-delusion. She says that Dr Monaghan clearly has little knowledge of M.E., and that current research demonstrates clear viral links to M.E.
Irish Medical Times, online
Terrible reality of severe M.E.
In a letter to the editor, Colin Barton, Sussex & Kent M.E. Society, says the tragic death of Lynn Gilderdale highlights the terrible reality of life for people with severe M.E. and those who care for them, and that more research needs to be carried out on the pathology of M.E. and effective treatments.
Brighton Argus, p 10
Janice Kent, ReMEmber, invites people to a special event to raise awareness
of M.E. at Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill on May 14, 2pm. Tickets cost £3.
Brighton Argus, p 13
Disabled driver’s touble at car boot sale
Rita Jones, who had CFS and fibromyalgia, says she was ejected from a car boot sale for being disabled, and branded a troublemaker. Organisers say Rita was politely asked to move her car was blocking the access road for emergency vehicles onto the site.
Blackpool Gazette, p 13
Mary O’Meara became seriously ill in 2006 following an ear infection and was diagnosed with M.E. A few years ago she made some bunting for a friend’s party and now has her own bunting business.
Bristol Evening Post, p 4-5
Emergency medical technicians Barbara Manketow and Tom Taylor, and their friend Richard Llewellyn, will climb Kilimanjaro for charity in June. Barbara and Tom, whose 20-year-old sister Jessics is bedbound with M.E., will raise money for the Association of Young People with M.E., and Richard is climbing for Macmillan Cancer Support. For more information or to sponsor them, see www.4climbkili.co.uk.
Medway Messenger, p8
A sentence of M.E.
In a letter to the editor, Dr John Greensmith asks people affected by M.E. to get involved in his project, ‘A Sentence of M.E.’, by emailing a single sentence describing life with M.E. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Derby Telegraph, p 10
Teeside Evening Gazette, p 26
Gloucestershire Echo, p 8
Newcastle Journal, p 10-11
M.E. research centre in Norfolk
In a letter to the editor, Dr John Greensmith says the PACE trial results contradict previous research and the experience of people with M.E., and hopes that Invest in M.E., who plan to establish an M.E. research centre in Norfolk, does not have its aspirations thwarted.
Norwich Evening News, p 10
Lynne Murray, who has had M.E. for two a half years, and her fiancée Keith Jennings, an RAF corporal, share their wedding day with Prince William and Kate Middleton. The pair were one of three couples married for free as part of the Banff Coast Festival.
Aberdeen Evening Express, p 6-7
Return to the team
Yorkshire cricketer Joe Sayers made 139 after batting for six hours against Durham MCCU, marking his return to the team after fighting Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome.
Bradford Telegraph & Argus, p 32
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