Live Blog – Measles outbreak, Mental health issues, Halloween costumes

Welcome to UoGlos Live’s live blog! We will be posting live news updates here all day. You can also follow us on twitter @jnews_L6

15:01: The danger of eating disorders; Pippa Chilton shares her story:

14:59: A charity is concerned with the low number of students who have received the Meningitis vaccine:


13:50: University is a tough experience for some students, particularly those with medical conditions. Claudia Dunn shares her experiences:

13:44: TWITTER

13:38: What are university athletes saying about their diets? Mat Dunnett has been investigating:

12:47: Why do we have to pay for prescriptions? Beth Law investigates

12:41: Halloween might be the spookiest day of the year, but an unsafe costume idea is even spookier! Learn how to safely dress to impress this year

12:19: MEASLES LATEST: University of Gloucestershire’s Park Campus medical centre has notified students to check that they are up to date with their MMR jabs

12:09: Parents and guardians in Gloucestershire have been urged to get their children vaccinated against measles. Public Health England have advised parents to make sure MMR jabs are up to date after an outbreak in the county

11:38: More and more people are turning to the internet for dietary advice, but is this dangerous? 



11:14: Sexual health experts have warned over-45s that they could be at risk of catching sexually-transmitted diseases. More on this here:

11:12: With National Self Care Week approaching, here are some ways you can get it on the all the action in Cheltenham:


10:55: Don’t forget to have your say in our interactive Twitter polls.

10:38: There are fears circulating today that Cheltenham could lose its A&E department despite the hospital themselves having declared they have no plans to close the A&E. However, campaigners are still worried. Get in touch with us on our twitter and share your thoughts

9:32: TRAFFIC UPDATE: Could be delays in and around Cheltenham due to poor traffic flow on the A40 near Montpellier. Otherwise no major delays

9:30: WEATHER UPDATE: Cloudy all morning with a high chance of showers. Temperatures could reach up to 18c in parts of the county today, so don’t forget your umbrellas, it’s going to be a wet but humid day

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