Gambling

When it comes to the death of your child, can time ever heal?

By | July 6th, 2010|Gambling, Grief, Interviews, Relationships|

They say that '9 out of 10 marriages fail after the death of a child'. Fiona Mclarty was happily married to her husband Imran.  She had a great job working with him at Landmark Education.  In 2002 her dreams were shattered. Today I talk to Fiona Mclarty about her experience of losing her son, and the impact on her relationship with Imran. Fiona really illustrates how it is possible for a couple to go through, what could be described as  'a parents worst nightmare' and come through it feeling healed. Do listen to this extraordinary interview.... Click here for interview >> Fiona has asked me to include a video of her friends Karen, Shane and Sierra. Like her baby boy, Sierra [...]

Are you taking a gamble?

By | June 8th, 2010|Changing Habits, Gambling, Interviews|

The Gambling Commission survey of the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling suggests there has been little change since 1999. But online gambling and other new forms have higher rates of problem gamblers, sparking concerns about liberalising gambling laws.'BBC News Reaction:UK Gambling Report 'Although, thankfully, the number of problem gamblers has not increased, I believe the figure is still too high. The challenge we now face is to prevent people becoming problem gamblers in the first place. The study shows that young single men are a particularly vulnerable group, and we are determined to work with the industry, the Gambling Commission and government to find radical, effective solutions to this issue.' (John Greenway, responsibility in Gambling Trust) Today I talk to [...]

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