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2014-06-05 08:28:17

Foundation for highly acclaimed "Safe Hands" anti-infection program WOLVERHAMPTON, West Midlands, U.K., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Cross Hospital, part of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, today announced a milestone of one million hand hygiene observations using TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.'s automated hand hygiene sensor as part of the 'Safe Hands' program. This compares to just 600 visual observations over the same time period. Safe Hands is a government-funded...

2009-01-28 15:48:00

University of Nottingham Scientists Leading Major Study into Lethal 'Super' Strains of C.difficile CHICAGO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The British Midlands Development Corporation today announced that scientists at The University of Nottingham are leading a major European study to unravel the genetic code of one of the most lethal strains of hospital acquired infections. The $4.5 million, three-year study will use gene knock-out technology developed in Nottingham to study the function of genes...

2008-10-14 03:00:32

A BBC newsreader has launched a project which aims to get Warwickshire people exercising more and eating healthier food. Midlands Today presenter Kay Alexander (above) kick-started the Action for Well-being scheme at Atherstone Memorial Hall last week. The initiative is part of Living Well West Midlands, a BIG Lotteryfunded drive that runs 29 projects across the region. In Rugby, areas including Overslade and Brownsover will benefit, as well as a number of other areas which normally...

2008-10-06 18:00:26

Midland organisations today joined criticism of the energy giant e.on for its plans to build the UK's first coal plant in three decades. In a letter to Paul Golby, chief executive of e.on, an influential group of development and environmental organisations, and academics from the Midlands called on him to reconsider the plans. They claim a new coal power plant in Kingsnorth, Medway, Kent, would emit seven million tonnes of carbon every year, which amounts to more than the combined...

2008-09-30 18:00:45

By Tony Deeley A NEW organisation which aims to improve mental health services in Dudley and Walsall is to be launched tomorrow under the slogan Better Together. Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust aims to strengthen and improve a range of existing hospital and community services throughout both boroughs after consulting local mental health clinicians, service users and the public about any changes. All 1,200 staff who have previously provided mental health services...

2008-09-28 18:00:32

STUDENTS at a West Midlands college were given advice on personal safety during an annual health fair. The event at The Sixth Form College, in Wendy Manor Road, Solihull, was organised by the Student Support Services team to help educate students about healthy eating, the importance of exercise, mental health, sexual health and the risks associated with smoking, alcohol and drugs. (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-23 18:00:26

REVERED saxophonist Soweto Kinch will perform at a concert as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The MOBO award-winning musician will be joined on stage by 100 young dancers as well as music from Orchestra of the Swan, Black Voices and Bombay Baja Brass Band during the show at the Coalbrookdale Museum near Telford in Staffordshire. The ticketed event, hosted by Advantage West Midlands and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, will launch the region's countdown to the 2012 Olympics. For...

2008-09-18 18:00:27

KNOWING your way around a computer can make a huge difference to your professional as well as personal life. Understanding how computers work can also lead you towards an illustrious career in IT. This is why Sutton Coldfield and Matthew Boulton Colleges are encouraging both sixth form and adult learners to sign up for a range of information technology and computing courses that will improve their employment prospects, as well as help create the next generation of IT professionals....

2008-09-17 16:51:22

By JOHN SLIM'S AMATEUR THEATRE It is good to see the spirit of optimism is alive and well at Birmingham's Crescent Theatre. Although audiences last season were often by no means as large as could have been hoped, the city's leading amateur theatre has boldly extended its box office opening hours. Instead of being available from 4.30 pm to 7 pm for telephone callers and to 8 pm for patrons who arrive in person, it has taken another step towards the professional image that its shows...


Latest West Midlands Reference Libraries

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

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