NEWS FOR JULY 2010
Story from the Caledonian Mercury
Added 20 Jul 2010
Regular use of mobile phones linked to ear ringing
People who use mobile phones regularly may be putting themselves at risk of developing a debilitating ear condition.
A small study published today suggests that using a mobile for at least four years seems to be linked to a doubling in the risk of developing chronic tinnitus, a persistent ringing or hissing in the ear.
A story from the Middlewich Guardian
Added 14 Jul 2010
A 'sign' of the times at Middlewich Primary School
Children in Middlewich have become the first in Cheshire to achieve a national qualification in sign language.
Nine youngsters from Middlewich Primary School and one girl from St Mary's School have passed the same assessment that is given to adults.
C4 to subtitle all programming output from 2011
Added 05 Jul 2010
Channel 4 aims to offer subtitles on all programmes and films across TV and online by next January as part of a package of measures to improve its access services.
The core C4 channel currently subtitles about 90% of its shows, but the broadcaster plans to step this up, with a pledge to move towards 100% across its whole portfolio from next month. The move is a signifi cant step up for Film 4, which currently subtitles just 35% of its movies, More 4 (41%) and E4 (60%).