whiplash

The AXA man and the Straw man claim there is no such thing as whiplash in the land of Oz….

Apparently, a few days ago, in the mythical land of Oz, the AXA man (distant relation to the Tin man) and the Straw man presented a wizard idea to an invited audience. ‘There is no such thing as whiplash’, they declared, ‘even if it existed, which it doesn’t, it doesn’t hurt. If you think something might be wrong and […]

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We are not amused…Queen’s Speech undermines UK worker safety and rights to fair compensation

We have come to expect the coalition government to be hell bent on a crusade to reduce worker safety, fuelled by a spurious political dogma that a reduction in the regulatory burden will unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of British industry, thus solving all our economic woes at a stroke – and the Queen’s Speech on […]

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Why should it take a workplace disaster to improve working conditions?

ZUMA / Rex Features In the week we commemorate the lives of workers worldwide who have died in the course of their employment we ask this question of government. Question. What links multiple deaths, horrific injuries and destruction on a massive …

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What every traveller needs to know about adventure trips on foreign holidays.

Getty images In the aftermath of the Luxor balloon tragedy, I looked at the Guardian Online edition which chronicled the troubled and troubling history of hot air balloon accidents over Luxor and Karnak. The article noted that in June 2008 four Sc…

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Family’s Staffordshire bull terrier mauls toddler in Glasgow flat.

Staffordshire bull terrier In post Control of Dogs (Scotland Act) 2010 – yet another attack by a fearsome dog on a defenceless child makes the headlines… Why do some people insist on keep these types of animals and why can’t they control them? T…

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