Type 2 diabetes patients could get gastric bands

Hundreds of thousands of people with type 2 diabetes could be offered weight-loss gastric-band surgery on the NHS.

New draft guidance from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests that obese people with the condition should be assessed for bariatric surgery - such as having a gastric band fitted to reduce the size of the stomach or a gastric bypass, where the digestive system is re-routed past most of the stomach.

We speak to Dr Sarah Jarvis and Andy Reynolds, a type 2 diabetes sufferer, to find out more.

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Can you identify mysterious amnesia man?

A hospital has launched an appeal to identify a man who cannot remember his own name. The man, who has been named Robert by doctors, was found in a park in Peterborough 50 days ago suffering from a severe case of amnesia.

Nearly two months since he was found there has been no improvement in his condition.

Robert said: "The last few weeks have been truly horrible. I go through so many different emotions. At times I am angry, frustrated, depressed, lost and confused. I just need to find out my name and I hope someone out there will recognise me and help."

Do you know who he is? If so get in touch below

Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01733 776014 between 8am and 8pm

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Dude, where's my car?

Britain is a nation of dozy parkers with many drivers forgetting where they have left their car, according to a survey.

14 per cent admitted they'd lost their car in a car park some time in the last two years, with women being the worst offenders! Gamal Fahnbulleh reports.

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Taxpayer have 'lost out on £1bn' in Royal Mail sale

Taxpayers have been let down by the coalition's sale of Royal Mail, the business select committee said.

Credit: PA

Taxypayers have lost out on £1bn in the privatisation of Royal Mail as the Government underestimated the demand for shares, a group of MPs has said.

In a hard-hitting report, the Business Select Committee said taxpayers were missing out on "significant value" and accused ministers of listening to "bad advice".

Firefighters tackle huge blaze in Glasgow

Firefighters are having to use a "specialist height vehicle" to tackle the blaze, according to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Credit: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters are tackling a major blaze in Glasgow at an industrial recycling establishment.

Residents are advised to keep their windows closed to avoid "the large plume of smoke", estimated to be between 40-50ft high, billowing from the site.

Michelle Collins talks about Casualty

I share a dressing room with four men!

– Michelle on acting in play The Glass Supper

Serial soap star Michelle Collins joins us to talk about her new guest stint in Casualty and her play The Glass Supper.

The former EastEnders and Coronation Street star will play a patient called Samantha in the BBC1 medical drama who starts a relationship with paramedic Jeff.

Michelle said previously: 'I got offered the guest role in Casualty very soon after finishing Corrie. I jumped at the chance of playing a character so different so quickly; it was
exciting to be stepping into something new. '


EastEnders 1988-1990 as Cindy Beale
EastEnders 1992-1998 as Cindy Beale
Coronation Street 2011-2014 as Stella Price
Casualty 2014 as patient Samantha

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