Monthly Archives: August 2011

A rainbow of carers across the Silver Jubilee Bridge


Carers from across Halton take part in Rain to Rainbows event

Aug 25 2011 by Mark Smith, Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News

VOLUNTEERS from across Halton gathered recently to form a ‘human rainbow’.

The Rain to Rainbows event was organised by volunteer groups from across the borough and saw those taking part assemble in multi-coloured clothing before lining the Silver Jubilee Bridge to form a rainbow.

They then made their way to the Stobart Stadium where the mayor and mayoress of Halton cut a large celebration cake.

Diabetes drugs account for 8.4% of the NHS medicines bill

Diabetes drugs costing NHS £725m

 Diabetes drugs account for more than eight per cent of the NHS medicines bill and cost 725 million pounds a year

Diabetes drugs account for 8.4% of the NHS medicines bill, costing £725 million a year.

The amount spent in 2010/11 was up 41% on the £513 million spent in 2005/06, when diabetes drugs accounted for 6.6% of the overall budget, and compares to an 11% rise in the overall cost of the NHS drugs bill between the two periods.

Art by carers in Bedford on display

Carers’ art on display 


Published on Wednesday 24 August 2011 17:24

ART works by members of a carers’ group went on display at the Town Hall, in Bedford on Tuesday. 

The exhibit, entitled Mother Nature features the work of members of Carers In Bedfordshire, a charity which helps and supports unpaid carers of family and friends.