700 MHz Spectrum Clearance Programme in Staffordshire

A major programme of modifications to the digital terrestrial television (DTT) transmission infrastructure is now underway in the UK. These changes are being rolled out in stages across the country and are due to be completed by mid-2020.

Drug Resistance Part Two – Malaria & Artemisinin

It is generally from south-east Asia that resistance grows to malaria drugs. We see that trend continuing as it appears that resistance has been growing to artemisinin-based combination therapy drugs (ACTs).

MP welcomes Asda’s pledge to reduce plastic waste

Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy has welcomed Asda’s pledge to reduce its use of plastic packaging and thereby create less waste. Jeremy, along with over 200 MPs, wrote to all supermarkets to encourage them to eliminate plastic packaging from their products.

HS2 / Health and Social Care

The Bill permitting the construction of Phase 2A of HS2 passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons last week.

Call for evidence to improve air quality

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is calling on households and businesses to share their views on proposals to cut harmful emissions caused by the burning of dirtier fuels.

Drug Resistance Part One – Tuberculosis

Significant progress has been made in tuberculosis (TB) care and prevention in the past thirty years. Despite this the disease killed more than 1.8 million people in 2015 alone. It has now surpassed HIV as the deadliest infectious global disease.