8 February 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Stage star returns to the West End
Michael Crawford stars in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical, The Wizard of Oz. It marks his return to acting since he collapsed in January 2005 and was diagnosed with M.E.
Evening Standard, p 13
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.
Oldham Evening Chronicle, p 8
St Ives Times & Echo, p 6
Central Fife Times & Advertiser, p 14
Staffordshire Newsletter, p 13
Hamilton Advertiser, p 42
Lanark & Carluke Advertiser, p 42
Monmouthshire Beacon, p 7
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.
BBC Ouch! blog, online
The next meeting of the Moray M.E. Support Group will held on 8 February at the Moray Resource Centre, Elgin. Fore more information call Karen on 01343 813999.
Northern Scot, p 20
Portadown M.E. support group urges local people with M.E. and their carers to attend its next meeting on 14 February at 7.30pm at Locke House, Thomas Street.
Portadown Times, p 15
Make M.E. archives public
In a letter to the editor, reader Karen Rippon thanks Dr John Greensmith for this letter calling for the closed national archives on M.E. to be made public.
Shropshire Star, p 10
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