31 January 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
£1.5m research boost
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.
Nottingham Post, p 14-15
People with M.E. in Sussex, including Colin Barton of Sussex & Kent M.E./CFS Society, have welcomed the news that £1.5 million funding from the MRC will be dedicated to research into the illness.
Brighton Argus, p 20
The next meeting of the Moray M.E. Support Group will held on Tuesday 8 February at the Moray Resource Centre, Elgin. Fore more information call Karen on 01343 813999.
Aberdeen Press & Journal, p 3
Fears for son
Oliver Newcombe, who is bedbound with M.E., has been told by Shropshire Primary Care Trust that it will not pay for him to be treated at an M.E. centre in Romford. His mother Diana fears that 20 year old Oliver will die without specialist care.
Shropshire Star, p 36
Award for photographer
Sorcha Holloway from Plymouth has picked up several accolades at the British Institute of Professional Photographer’s Photographer of the Year awards. Sorcha, whose photography hobby became her career after giving up her job as a doctor, says having M.E. made her rethink her stressful life.
Plymouth Herald, online
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