Inside Maytree: The Sanctuary That Has Prevented More Than One Thousand Suicides

Eight years ago Sarah* walked through the front doors of Maytree – the UK’s first “sanctuary for the suicidal”. She spent four nights and five days talking through her darkest thoughts with the volunteers, at a time when she couldn’t see the point of living any more. That short stay turned her life around. After leaving…

How Contraception Methods Vary Among Couples Around The World

Millions of people around the world use contraception every day to avoid unwanted pregnancies, but the methods of contraception we reach for are very different. Using data from a UN report which surveyed the contraceptive use of married women and women in relationships, the team at Superdrug Online Doctor have created insightful graphics showing the…

‘Misguided’ Husband Buys Feline-Loving Wife Taxidermy Cat For Anniversary, She Posts It On Ebay

A husband gave his animal-loving wife a taxidermy cat for their first anniversary, and funnily enough, she hated it. But thankfully the woman, known only as Catherine, saw the funny side and recently listed the gift on Ebay along with a hilarious description.  “My husband garbage picked a very badly taxidermied cat for me for…

National Living Wage: Gallivant Hotel Gives Staff Pay Rise While Welcome Break Includes Under 25s In Scheme

A hotel owner who increased his staff’s pay to at least £9 an hour by scrapping service charges and giving employees a share of the profits said the decision has led to a more productive – and happy – workforce. Harry Cragoe, owner of The Gallivant hotel in Camber, East Sussex, said he believed it…

Paisley 2021 City Of Culture Bid Is Fighting For The Most Deprived Area Of Scotland

Walking through Ferguslie Park feels remarkably serene for a place labelled the most deprived area of Scotland.  Some locals tell me it has an “unfair label” but others say joblessness and drug use is why it’s crowned with the undesirable title.  What we do know is that it’s situated in Scotland’s largest town of Paisley,…

Supermarkets Switch Up Aisles To Encourage Meat-Eaters To Buy More Veg

Supermarkets could soon face a huge redesign to encourage healthier, more sustainable eating habits among customers.  A new scheme, headed up by Oxford University researchers and funded by the Wellcome Trust, has proposed that supermarkets switch up their aisles containing meat products so that they also stock vegetarian alternatives.  Those who opt for meat-free alternatives…

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