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BSE and CJD

Why variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD) is different to other types of hazard. (November 2010). This includes a comment on spending more money on research into variant CJD.

Response to Edinburgh University lecture on variant CJD (November 2010).

Information on variant CJD in a second genetic type (November 2010).

The need for a second BSE Inquiry (December 2016)


Football and Head Injury


Heading, Brain Injury and Dementia: a discussion on the possible link between heading and cognitive decline (2017).

Football and Heading: the situation in 2020

A list of former UK footballers with dementia and a list of former players with motor neurone disease (2020).

A theoretical example on the link between football (heading) and dementia: a cross-table


Football and Stadium Safety


All-Seater Stadiums: How the Hillsborough Disaster could have been avoided. This page includes an argument against 'safe standing' at UK football grounds


Newcastle Local Interest


Defend Dewley Hill: Proposed Opencast Mine in West Newcastle

Discussion on the proposed Blue House Roundabout in Newcastle upon Tyne (2016)

Discussion on the development of green fields in North Tyneside (2016)

Food Retailing in Newcastle upon Tyne: a retrospective view (2011)


Nutrition, Safety and Food Policy


A citizen's income to help maintain food safety and a negative income tax to reduce food poverty.

The Possible use of Financial Incentives to Promote Health and a Discussion on a Fat Tax

The need for a Shorter, Simpler and Slower Food System


Politics and Political Commentary (2011/2012)


Is the UK Liberal Party an Alternative to the Liberal Democrats (2011) ?

The Future of the Liberal and Liberal Democrat Parties in 2012.

Is the Green Party an Alternative to the Labour Party (2012) ?

Government policy on work experience overlooks unemployment (2012).


Supermarkets


The supermarket problem: unemployment, monopoly prices and food deserts.

Covered Markets: A Viable Alternative to Supermarkets


Transport

Transport Congestion, Safety and Over-Population, in London


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