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‘Botox bandits’ wanted after fleeing beauty clinic without paying £510 bill

A furious beautician has blasted two ‘botox bandits’ who fled her clinic without paying their £510 bill.

The couple, who claimed to be mother and daughter, are accused of staging an elaborate scam.

Beautician Jade Adams, 28, posted photos of the women on Facebook and contacted police after Monday’s incident.

The couple, with Irish accents, booked hour-long treatments at their Jade Louise Aesthetics clinic.

After the sessions they went out but left a coat suggesting they would return – but never did.

Jade, 28, who has run the Coventry business for 18 months, said: ‘It’s disgusting because it was all a scam.

Bandits dodged paying the bill at the lounge

“They refused to pay a deposit but made a follow-up appointment so I thought they were level.

“The woman, who said she was the mum, was lovely and chatted with me. They had botox and the girl had lip fillers.

“She told her daughter to use her phone to call a nail technician. The daughter left and after a few minutes the mother said she would find her.

The beautician called the cops
The beautician called the cops

“She left a parka so I thought she would come back but she didn’t. I feel pretty stupid and upset about it.

Jade, who takes photos of clients, posts them online.

Police confirmed that an allegation of theft had been reported.

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Meet the Derby beautician who is opening a clinic just for men

A successful Derby entrepreneur will soon be launching a new clinic, but this new high street edition will only cater to the beauty needs of men.

Lorah Davey, 29, owner of Urban Angel Aesthetics on Pear Tree Road, graduated as a beautician in 2020 and took over ownership of her popular clinic last year. She has now decided to open a new place next door in a bid to fight the stigma attached to male beauty treatments.

His company’s new branch, where male staff will provide other men with skin treatments, is set to open in the coming weeks at Pear Tree Plaza. Lorah adds that the atmosphere and look of the building will be “manly” to put customers at ease.

Procedures such as: micro-needling, chemical peels, skin boosters, hyaluronic acid filler injections, other dermal fillers and botox will be offered. Laser scar and tattoo removal will also be offered.

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Lorah said: “Men don’t really want to come for treatment from a woman and they’re too scared to try botox – they think it’s too feminine.

“We were thinking of opening a clinic for manly men with treatment performed by a man. We want to end the stigma. Men can also benefit from beauty treatments.

What Derby’s next men’s clinic looks like now.

“We have people, about ten, who are already waiting to start with us.”

She added that she thinks it was a good decision despite the current business uncertainties, as her field is growing daily. There is also a gap in the market that they have spotted in Derby.

Lorah said: “The beauty industry is growing every day, but there’s nothing for men that we can see in the derby. I don’t know about the wider region.

“We hope this becomes a wider movement, and we hope to open franchises in other cities such as Birmingham, Leicester, Manchester and Nottingham.”

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Health Minister Maree Todd accused of expecting abortion clinic staff to ‘act like bouncers’

Health Minister Maree Todd has been accused of expecting overworked and overworked health staff to ‘act like bouncers’.

MSPs and campaigners have widely criticized the Scottish Government’s Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport for being ‘out of touch with reality’ after suggesting that people facing harassment outside abortion clinics should discuss their concerns with service providers.

It comes after Labor MSP Monica Lennon submitted a parliamentary question in light of recent protests at the Sandyford Health Clinic in Glasgow, as well as ongoing protests outside the QEUH.

She asked, “What support can be given to anyone who might be reluctant to come to sexual health and Pap smear appointments at clinics where anti-abortion protests are taking place?”

Monica Lennon wants to see buffer zones expedited

In a written response, Maree Todd said: “The Scottish Government believes that all women have the right to access comprehensive universal healthcare, including abortion services, without fear or intimidation.

“The Scottish Government is currently considering how to tackle the protests and vigilantes that intimidate women when accessing health services, and is looking to make progress as soon as possible.

“In light of recent protests outside sexual health clinics, if a person feels uncomfortable attending an appointment, they should contact the clinic directly to discuss their concerns.”

The men are currently outside the Sandyford Clinic
Protesters outside the Sandyford Clinic

The comment received major backlash, with many believing an additional burden is now placed on healthcare staff whose morale is already at an all-time low with the anti-abortion lobby.

Central Scotland representative Monica said: ‘The climate of fear and intimidation caused by the anti-abortion lobby has left women afraid to go to hospitals and clinics.

“Doctors, midwives and nurses have to pick up the pieces when their morale is already low.

“Healthcare workers shouldn’t be expected to act as bouncers, just as women shouldn’t have to run the gauntlet of anti-abortion activists.

Men held signs and shouted outside the Sandyford Clinic
Men held signs and shouted outside the Sandyford Clinic

“It’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt unless the Scottish Government starts to take the appropriate action.

“Responding to calls from Back Off Scotland and other abortion rights campaigners, Nicola Sturgeon has agreed to chair an emergency summit and it must happen urgently, with unions representing health workers at Table.”

Back Off Scotland is calling for 150m buffer zones to be put in place around clinics that have been offering abortion services since 2020.

Their co-founder slammed Maree Todd for her suggestion as she slammed the ‘shocking’ comment and described it as ‘out of touch’.

Back Onside shared a photo of protesters standing outside Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on Sunday evening
Protesters outside Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Lucy Grieve, co-founder of Back Off Scotland, said: “It is shocking that we have come to a point where government inaction has paved the way for ministers asking understaffed and overwhelmed sexual health establishments to ‘offer advice to people in distress by protesters.

“To echo the sentiments of a QEUH midwife I spoke to yesterday, the Women’s Health Minister’s suggestion is out of touch with reality.

“Instead of primary legislation – which will take a long time to pass through parliament – it is vital that the Scottish Government use their powers and enact emergency legislation as a stopgap measure.

“The Scottish Government, under Maree Todd, is failing women and staff at every turn on the buffer zone issue.

“At its core, this is a problem of access to health care and we need a solution for these protests before anyone gets hurt.

Monica Lennon’s parliamentary question came after anti-abortion protests outside the Sandyford Clinic in Glasgow left patients distressed and in tears.

Far-right Rose with other protesters on Friday
The 40 Days For Life group outside QEUH

Two men outside were seen holding sickening signs stating ‘babies are being murdered here’.

Staff were forced to play loud music from their own cars in a desperate attempt to drown out protesters who were using a microphone while arguing with activists.

One of the men was recorded saying, “It’s a human being, it’s alive. That’s why they call it an abortion. You’re ending the life of a baby – a human being – where is their right?

It is unclear whether the men belong to the same US anti-abortion group, 40 Days For Life, which campaigns outside QEUH every Tuesday.

Gillian Mackay MSP has now launched a consultation on her member’s bill to introduce national buffer zone laws.

Maree Todd MSP has been contacted for comment.

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“My abortion clinic was burned down – fanatics don’t hesitate to take life”

Once a safe haven for women going through the heartbreak of terminating their pregnancies, now there is nothing left but an empty lot.

Five months ago, staff at Planned Parenthood in Knoxville, Tennessee, waited to welcome patients to their newly renovated health center.

The £1.8million project included consultation services, procedures and modern recovery rooms that were set to help thousands of women.

However, on New Year’s Eve, an arson attack razed the building.

It had become the latest statistic in nearly 50 years of extreme violence in the United States by rabid, sometimes deadly, pro-life activists against abortion doctors.

It was not the first time the establishment – or its staff – had been targeted.

Last year, someone shot through the clinic’s entrance doors, leaving bullet holes in the reception area.

Abortion clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee destroyed in fire

It happened on January 22, 2021, the 48th anniversary of Roe v Wade, the United States Supreme Court decision that protected the right to abortion in 1973.

But this week, a leaked draft ruling showed top US justices set to overturn the landmark verdict, sending panic across states.

Tennessee nurse practitioner Jennifer Wiley, who wanted to use her real name when discussing the attacks, said: “These fanatics won’t think of taking someone’s life when their movement is to protect the one who doesn’t. is not yet born.”

For 18 years, the mum-of-three worked at several women’s centers, providing a ‘safe, non-judgmental environment’ for women seeking abortions.

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She said she had “lost count” of the number of women who nearly died after unlawful dismissal, including a 19-year-old who stuck a knife in herself.

Jennifer, 47, who quit nursing after her then 11-year-old son received a threat after his mother’s job was discovered by another parent at school, fears dangerous layoffs don’t come back.

If Roe v Wade is overturned, thousands of people would be deprived of their reproductive rights, including victims of rape and incest.

The potential verdict leaves staff, who face harassment, harassment and death threats, in fear that one of them could be killed.

Colleen McNicholas, chief medical officer for Planned Parenthood of the St Louis and Southwestern Missouri area, is under no illusions. Already seeing a rise in violence, she believes it coincides with new state laws restricting abortion and polarizing politics.

Doctors and nurses — many of whom live out of state, travel weekly for work, and change hotels most nights — often receive surveillance training to detect threats.

Melissa Fowler, campaign manager at the National Abortion Federation, said the organization keeps its members safe.

Anti-abortion activists hold a rally against federal funding of Planned Parenthood in front of the US Capitol in 2015


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She said it “is likely to see an increase in harassment and violence by extremists” who are emboldened by the new legislation.

New figures from the NFA show that abortion providers reported an increase in death threats and threats of harm, from 92 in 2019 to 200 in 2020.

There was a 125% year-on-year increase in reports of assaults and assaults outside clinics, while internet harassment, hate mail and harassing phone calls increased. soared.

The pandemic has slightly reduced pickets outside the centers, but in the past there have been 41 bombings and 173 arson attacks.

A total of 11 people were murdered, with 17 attempted murders.

The first murder was that of gynecologist David Gunn, who was shot dead in March 1993 during a protest in Pensacola, Florida. Michael Griffin was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison

In November 2015, three people died and several were injured in a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

After a standoff, police SWAT teams launched armored vehicles into the lobby of the building.

Chris Bucktin in Knoxville

Suspect Robert Lewis Dear Jr had previously acted against other clinics and called himself a ‘baby warrior’.

He was deemed unfit to stand trial and is now being held in a mental hospital indefinitely.

The shooting was close to home for Dr. Warren Hern, 83, who for 47 years has served Colorado women from his clinic in Boulder.

Before Roe v Wade he thought too many women were dying because of illegal dismissals which is why he started his practice.

Dr Hern said: “When I started out as the founding medical director of a non-profit clinic, I faced hostility even from many members of the medical community.

The West Alabama Woman’s Center abortion clinic in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

“My request for hospital privileges was met with fierce opposition until an obstetrician, who had seen too many women die from illegal abortion, backed me.

“I have the right to admit patients to the hospital if necessary.”

Dr. Hern talks about her life and how the anti-abortionists tried to take her.

In 1988, five shots were fired through his office windows, leading patients and staff now protected by bulletproof glass.

In 1991, activist Randall Terry rallied his supporters around Dr. Hern and prayed for his execution. The doctor’s family was often protected by armed police.

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He says that if Roe v Wade is cancelled, thousands of women would face life-threatening situations.

Speaking about his practice and the threats to his life, Dr Hern said: “I was doing my part to make the Roe v Wade decision meaningful but, much more than that, I was saving women’s lives.

“We know we have done our part to make this historic decision for human freedom a reality for our patients and their families.

“The real meaning of ‘family values’ is the freedom to choose your own life and values ​​with those you love.”

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Calls to end years of anti-abortion protests outside Birmingham Robert Clinic

Neighbors at a Birmingham abortion clinic say years of protests in their street have left residents feeling “miserable and helpless” and service users in tears. Complaints have been made against ‘pro-life’ activists handing out graphic leaflets, chanting and blocking access to women using the Robert Clinic in Kings Norton.

Birmingham City Council has launched a consultation to ban all anti-abortion protests near the Station Road facility by introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). According to the consultation documents, members of the anti-abortion group 40 Days for Life appear before the clinic twice a year in the fall and during Lent for 40 consecutive days each time, as well as twice a week. throughout the year.

The protests have reportedly led to verbal and, on occasion, physical clashes, with West Midlands Police recording an increase in anti-social behavior in the area. Neighbors also complained that upsetting leaflets were pushed through the doors, including one promoting abortion cancellation procedures, which is widely seen as an unproven and potentially dangerous form of treatment by British health officials.

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The group had already had a presence outside the Calthorpe Clinic in Edgbaston for nine years before it closed. Local resident Liz Bates is one of 60 neighbors to form the group ‘Reclaiming our Road’ which campaigns for the PSPO.

She told BirminghamLive: “This particular group is mostly silent, but they’re setting up chairs, kneeling in the street, showing off, sprinkling what we think is holy water and singing and praying in the street. People who live opposite can hear this from inside their homes.

Protesters outside the Robert Clinic in Kings Norton

“There were regular arguments and I often had to stop my car to broadcast clashes. Residents also had to comfort women leaving the clinic who were upset because of their interaction with these protesters.

“They are persistent and intrusive and they harass and intimidate women who access the clinic. I am only a local resident but I am very passionate about access to healthcare and have no barriers to that.

“My personal views are pro-choice, but in our group we have a range of views. We’re in a pretty unique position because we have an abortion clinic down the road and a Catholic church down the road. the other – but everyone in our group is united in our horror of people pushing their opinions on women in these circumstances.

“People get heated up a lot because it causes a lot of strong feelings. It’s a steady drip, drip with the protesters and then something blows up and there’s an incident – it’s always a very tense and we know it has caused tension in the local community.

“These protesters are not from this area and we believe this is our clinic and we will defend it and women’s right to access legal and safe healthcare.”

According to the consultation documents, the PSPO is proposed to address certain behaviors of members of pro-life and pro-choice groups. If approved, it would cover the area between Northfield Road, Beaumont Road, the A4040 Watford Road and Selly Oak Road.

The document reads: “The activities complained of relate to protesters who made their disapproval of clinic users, visitors and employees known by distributing leaflets, including leaflets with disturbing and graphic images, praying, chanting, singing hymns, harassing and bullying behaviors including blocking the path to the clinic approaching those entering the clinic, blocking the sidewalk, making their views known to anyone in in the proposed restricted area, including children, depriving those using the clinic of their ability to present themselves in confidence, without intimidation or judgment.

“The protests have led to verbal and sometimes physical clashes between protesters and other members of the public, including local residents. Local residents have reported the effect that protester activities and the presence of protesters have had on their quality of life, including not being able to enjoy their home and garden, having to explain the protesters’ presence and purpose to their own young children, and their mental health being affected by the continued presence of the protest at the outside their homes or while they go about their daily business Residents felt upset about the effect the protesters’ presence is having on those who use the clinic.

He goes on to say that “Police and PCSOs spend a lot of time on incidents related to protesters at the Robert Clinic and patrolling the area.” Staff and service users have complained about explicit signs, including one that says “don’t kill your baby”, with service users reporting feeling “emotional and scared” and crying.

An anonymous resident is recorded as saying: ” I could leave my curtains closed, not open my front door and not sit in my living room – then I wouldn’t have to see them, but why should I do that to protect my sanity! My living room is a lovely, sunny haven — and yet, for 80 days a year, I can’t sit in it without feeling miserable and helpless. They are there every day, even on weekends when the clinic is closed. »

A spokesperson for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), which runs the clinic, said: “We support the introduction of PSPO and hope this can be done as soon as possible. We have had several groups present for a long time in outside of this particular clinic and we certainly have limited confidence that it will stop unless the council takes action.

“The protest is very upsetting for customers and locals alike. It’s been going on for so long now and it’s time the council intervened. This is not a silent vigil, it’s a tangible daily threat to our service .users and it’s upsetting for people to have to walk past.

“The mission statement of this group is to end abortion, and what we are clear about is that this is legal health care that women have a right to access. These demonstrations are an obstacle to accessing this care and can discourage people.”

BirminghamLive has contacted 40 Days For Life to comment on the proposed PSPO. The consultation runs from Monday April 4 to May 23, 2022. Readers can view the consultation documents here.

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Bromley mental health clinic was destroyed after inspectors discovered staff were not undergoing basic training

A mental health clinic in Bromley was destroyed after inspectors discovered staff were not undergoing basic training. Kent House Hospital was told it needed to improve after a critical review by care watchdog the Care Quality Commission.

The independent hospital provides care and treatment for young women and adolescent girls with serious mental disorders and complex behaviors. But inspectors were unhappy with the service and also made several critical comments about hygiene and staffing issues.

The hospital’s safety and training standards have been condemned by the CQC, which is the independent regulator for health and care services in the UK. The report states: “Staff failed to keep up to date with basic training to protect people from preventable harm… Managers failed to ensure that staff received specialist training for their role. .Nursing staff had not received training to work in psychiatric care for children and adolescent health services.”

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He adds, “Staff and young people said staffing was the biggest issue and a huge number of vacancies remained unfilled. to operate the service securely.

“Young people reported that there was no consistency with the staff – especially the night staff changing so often… One member of staff expressed concerns about staffing and said he there weren’t enough nurses and that there was a lot of pressure on nurses and assistants.”

The report later states, “The service failed to deploy enough qualified, skilled, competent and experienced personnel.” The physical examination room at the Orpington-based clinic was also not clean, according to the report. The inspectors wrote: “Staff did not always ensure that the premises were clean. The physical examination room was dirty. For example, the equipment was covered in dust, the staff had not used a clean stickers to show it was clean and the bin was overflowing Staff did not keep a cleaning log to ensure this room was cleaned regularly We immediately spoke to the supplier who said they would would clean up immediately.

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Another issue inspectors spotted was the seclusion rooms, which they said “did not fully comply with the Mental Health Act’s code of practice”. They add that in one of the bedrooms, the bathroom mirror was directly opposite the viewing panel, which meant staff could see if a youngster was sitting on the toilet. It took away “intimacy and dignity” from a youngster, according to the report.

Despite the overall rating of “needs improvement”, the hospital was rated “good” for the quality of its care. Examples cited included improving outdoor areas, with the yard having a gym, basketball court and garden space with plants and flowers. The report also states that “staff ensured that the young people had access to a high quality education throughout their time on the service. The on-site school was registered with Ofsted and classed as” outstanding” when last inspected in June 2021. Staff encouraged young people to attend school, and it was part of their recovery journey.”

A hospital spokesperson said: ‘We are working hard to make the improvements identified by the CQC, and hope to return the site to a ‘good’ rating as soon as possible. Since the inspection, we have improved the compliance of our staff training and have launched an additional education program specifically focused on caring for children and young people with autism.

“We have hired a new occupational therapist who offers a wider range of interventions for the young people in our care. We have also started an upgrade to the physical environment, and this project should be completed in the spring. recruiting challenges identified by inspectors, we review the salaries and benefits we provide to our staff. We also provided additional support to management to improve our governance processes.

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School football team teams up with Lanarkshire Dental Clinic

Young football players at Woodside Elementary School in Hamilton have been outfitted with brand new strips for the coming year thanks to a Hamilton company.

The team look striking in their new red and black football kit courtesy of partners Borland and Morton Dental Care at 7 High Patrick Street, Hamilton.

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The youngsters will now take part in all future Hamilton and South Lanarkshire schools football team tournaments and will also continue their weekly training sessions after school.

Charlotte Officer, vice principal of Woodside Elementary School, thanked Borland and Morton.

She said Lanarkshire Live “Our school football team look fabulous in their beautiful new tapes which have been generously donated by Martin Allan, parent of a student at Woodside Elementary School and dental practice partner Borland and Morton.

“We are extremely grateful and appreciate the strips, their generosity and kindness – thank you all.”

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