• national monument for coronavirus staff on front line who have died
    The Government has used warlike terminology throughout this crisis and should now do what it would do after a violent war by remembering all those who gave their lives for their fellow citizens, and holding a rememberance service once a year like the one we currently have at the Cenotaph.
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  • changing Rooms
    because we need light relief, many people are doing terrible DIY projects and it would good to have stuff from the archives that *weren't* educational or cultural or crime
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    Created by kellan farshea
  • SAVE BLACK ROCK LAVE NET HERITAGE FISHERY
    Black rock lave net fishery is the last lave net fishery in wales and the last on the Severn estuary. A tradition dating back 100's of years. Over the past 25 years the fishermen & others have promoted this as a tourism /heritage site ,inviting folk to interact and watch the fishing. The fishery has led the way in accepting a salmon fish limit of 5 per month for the group during the 3 month season but typically over the past 25 years only catch an average of 6 for the entire season This sustains the fishery. This agreement was facilitated by the Welsh assembly government in 2008 Natural Resources wales will if not stopped impose further restrictions which will undermine and destroy the future of the fishery
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  • #goodbyeviberzshow
    because we think we deserve a goodbye after everything we have done for them an we need to say our final goodbyes
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  • Amend the Editor's Code to prevent media exploitation in illness and death
    The Editor's Code tries to protect the loved ones of a deceased person in grief and shock - but it doesn't go far enough. There is ambiguity about the use of social media by the press that needs to be rectified by clarity within the Code to stop stories being manipulated - and a death or illness exploited. My brother, Felix Schroer, died on 20th March 2020. He had worked for the soap Hollyoaks and his employers of 20 years, Lime Pictures, announced the closing of production at the same time as issuing a press release about my brother's death, which clearly stated that the family were not connecting the unexplained sudden death with Covid 19. We had no idea why my brother had suddenly died. Desperate for a celebrity Covid 19 story, my Twitter feed was mined by the press and comments I made in a tweet were taken completely out of context. The press misrepresented what I said to suggest that I had 'confirmed' my brother had died in 'fear of the virus' or suspected that he had it. In this way the death could be linked with the closure of the soap due to Covid 19, when in fact it was just coincidental. Felix had explained the soap would probably close to me the day before he died. As I explained on Twitter, anyone with a persistent cough would be concerned about Covid 19 in the pandemic - and on its own this was not a news story at all. We wanted answers about why my brother died and I hadn't confirmed anything. No one ever spoke to me to make sure they had understood the points I was trying to make. I am a health professional/health researcher and use Twitter for campaigning and raising awareness about political and social injustices - and I had every right, as a citizen, to question the government's policies on Covid 19 testing - asking why some people were getting tests and other's weren't. I had a right to ask questions about why my brother might have died - whilst also saying we must wait for answers, which I did. The day after the press reports, the coroner called me to say the post mortem we had been informed would take place might not happen - if Felix had died from a pre-existing condition there was no need for a post mortem. Even IPSO asked me if I had indeed tweeted a particular tweet before the post mortem. I had to point out the press coverage may have jeopardised the post mortem ever taking place. I wrote to the coroner. I explained that my brother had experienced what he felt was a very strange reaction to taking the antibiotic medication doxycycline, which was prescribed for a chest infection. The coroner agreed to conduct a post mortem after our conversation and a post mortem was done on 27th March. This examination revealed my brother had very clearly died of a heart attack - there was no respiratory infection at all. I then completed an MHRA (Medicines Health Regulation Authority) Yellow Card to report the Adverse Drug Reaction as a cardiac adverse reaction and I reported the drug was linked with a fatality. I informed my brother's employers about the heart attack on 27th March but still - two weeks after my brother's employers had learned the cause of death, the tabloids continued with the story relating the death to Covid 19. This happened after Felix's colleagues at Lime Pictures paid a tribute to him, (which he would have very much enjoyed), by wearing blue, the colour of the football team he supported. The story was again taken from social media. His work colleagues who wanted to honour Felix ended up feeling devastated they had caused upset to the family - who had been extremely distressed by the press coverage. But this was not their fault. Even though it was my twitter feed that had been used to create the false narrative, ever since March 31st, Felix's employers, Lime Pictures, ceased communication with me. The company stonewalls me and neither Felix's oldest and closest friend or I cannot get them to deal with the press to put things right - they just do not answer our emails. This is absolutely devastating for us as all this only happened because of Felix's connection to Hollyoaks as he is not a celebrity or famous person. This story should have been corrected immediately after the company learned my brother died of a heart attack. They should also have denied links made between the closure of the soap and the death of my brother. The argument I found myself confronted with, before communication with me ceased, was that there was no shame in dying of Covid 19. The real story was the missed illness in the pandemic - and the fact that so many more may die of heart disease when the symptoms are so similar to respiratory illness. Felix's respiratory symptoms resulted from pulmonary oedema - fluid on the lungs - because his heart was increasingly failing - not an infection. Patients with heart disease need to be carefully triaged in this pandemic or their illness will be missed - as my brother's was. I just wanted something positive to come out of my brother's death for others. I hope this petition will raise awareness - to help others with heart disease. The least my brother deserves after such a tragic and potentially preventable death is accurate reporting about why he died. This isn't about blaming anyone in the medical profession - it is about appreciating there may be uncertainties and challenges when people are ill and in death and relatives have every right to ask questions without fear they will be targeted to create false narratives. Anyone who has lost a brother or sister will know just how hard this is - especially when the death comes out of the blue like it did. I should not have had to deal with all this on top of his death. I would like IPSO to clarify the way that social media can be used by the press in illness and death so this doesn't happen again.
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  • Add a Food Bank Donate Button to Supermarket Orders
    With Food Banks being so vitally needed at the moment and with the huge increase in online supermarket orders adding a donation field seems a good way to raise loads of money. I used to drop a few items in the food bank baskets when shopping but as I am now not actually going to the supermarket I don’t have this option, I have donated money directly Food Banks but think the Donate button would encourage more people to do so easily.
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    Created by Linda Day
  • COVID-19 NHS MEMORIALS: Waive the 10 Year Principle for Monuments in Westminster
    As it stands over 110 NHS workers have lost their lives to the coronavirus disease, putting themselves in harms way on the front-line to treat sufferers of COVID-19. The war against COVID-19 is primarily fought by the many health workers up and down the country and they should be recognised as soldiers of war under these circumstance. Those NHS workers who have lost their lives to this war on coronavirus must be commemorated and remembered in a Westminster monument before the year 2030.
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    Created by Gracious Alma - GA Events
  • I'm NOT Sally
    Equality. A mounting expense on delivery charges for essentials at a time of decreased income streams.
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    Created by Michelle Edwards
  • Idris elba to be the Bond villain
    If Idris Elba was to be cast as the Bond villain it would mean he would be the first black main James Bond villain
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    Created by kuran Krishan
  • Death in service
    This is important as like the soldier fighting a war so are the NHS AND CARE STAFF only the enamy the Health workers are facing are invisable to the naked eye.
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  • Provide funding for The 1010 Trust to feed the most vulnerable in South Ayrshire
    The most vulnerable people in our community are unable to access paid for delivery services and Foodbank locations and are unable to feed themselves and their families. The restrictions of the Coronavirus outbreak and loss of income , benefits delays and self isolation led to The 1010 Trust setting up a service to deliver meals and food hampers to those in need. Since the start of the outbreak they have fed 20000 people . A key part of this has been local council funding and support from key workers who have been outstanding. Today South Ayrshire Council withdrew that funding and support jeopardising this vital service and risking thousands of people in South Ayrshire’s access to food
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    Created by Julie Scremin
  • Allan Stewart & Action Team given awards
    No one has ever done what he has done for us all with help from his volunteers x
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    Created by Hannah Johnstone