Anti-obesity drive under fire for leaving out McDonalds and KFC in calorie-cutting exercise

Anti-obesity drive under fire for leaving out McDonalds and KFC in calorie-cutting exercise Fast food giants left out of crackdown on caloriesShadow public health minister describes it as 'wholly worthless' | UPDATED: 01:23 GMT, 24 March 2012 Drive-thru: Fast food restaurants such as McDonalds have been left out of the calorie crackdown A crackdown on obesity being launched by the Government today was criticised last night for not including many of Britain’s biggest fast-food chains.

Medics who put health and safety before saving lives: The disturbing trend that led a 999 crew to refuse to carry a dying teenager

Medics who put health and safety before saving lives: The disturbing trend that led a 999 crew to refuse to carry a dying teenager When 14-year-old Shannon Powell collapsed on a cross country race course in January, a first aider promptly called an ambulance. The North London schoolgirl had suffered a violent fit and had fallen on a muddy track. Because the paramedics had problems gaining access to the track, it took nearly an hour for them to finally reach her