Jane Fazackarley

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Jane Fazackarley

I have been working as a freelance writer since 1997. During my career I have written for newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs and newsletters.
I have also ghost written five health books and I write copy for websites, press releases and newsletters.


One ship pirated, another released

A pirated ship, the MV Marida Marguerite, was freed today. Details were given in a press release from the European Union Naval Force Somalia. It was also announced that the MV EMS River was pirated yesterday. The German-owned MV Marida Marguerite had 22 crew members on board when the vessel was pirated in May this year.

Stem cells offer potential treatment for diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and it is often treated with laser therapy, but researchers say that stem cells could be used as a possible treatment for diabetic retinopathy. A preliminary study has shown stem cells to be effective in restoring vision loss in rodents by helping the damaged cells of the eyes to regenerate.

Editor talks about success of hyperlocal news site Special

Welshpool - Last year two former journalists, Graham Breeze and David Williams, teamed up together to set up their own hyperlocal news site which serves the Welshpool area. Graham Breeze had previously worked at NWN Media. David Williams was a journalist at the Powys County Times and also works in public relations.

Surgical procedure could give relief to some migraine sufferers Special

Figures from UK-based Migraine Action say that one in seven people in the United Kingdom suffer from migraines. The condition is said to cost the UK $17 billion a year. Over-the-counter medications have become more readily available in recent years and Triptans are often used to try and help reduce symptoms but these aren't effective for everyone.

McAfee report details rapid increase in Smartphone malware Special

The amount of smartphone malware increased rapidly last year, according to a McAfee threat report for the last quarter of 2010. In the 20 page report (PDF) McAfee say that during 2010 they saw an increases in "targeted attacks, increases in sophistication and increases in the number of threats on the new class of devices that seem to appear with regularity."

New site helps writers, illustrators to showcase their work Special

A new online community has launched recently which aims to give people the chance to showcase their literary and visual work. The website, called Writers and Illustrators, was officially launched on January 18 and as well as giving people a place where they can promote their work the site allows contributors to gain feedback and to have their content rated.

Author talks about early Louisiana politics Special

Louisiana-born Thomas Fields is the author of the book "I called him Grand Dad: The Lost Political Papers of Harvey G. The book is a biography about the author's grandfather, Harvey Godwin Fields, and it takes a behind-the-scenes look at state and federal politics from the 1920's up until the 1940's.

Billy Bob Thornton narrates documentary about Nashville floods Special

In May 2010 Nashville suffered the worst floods in the history of Tennessee. Figures vary on how many died in Tennessee, different reports say 18-21 people lost their lives. The damage caused to the area cost billions. Known as the 1000 years floods, Kentucky and Mississippi were also affected. Twenty-nine people are reported to have died in total after being caught up in the flood waters or in the path of tornadoes, according to msnbc.

Speech pathologist discusses new film The King's Speech Special

The British film The King's Speech, which has been nominated for seven Golden Globes, will open in the UK on general release on January 7. A speech language pathologist discusses how stuttering is central to the film. The King's Speech had its premier at the Toronto International Film Festival where it won the People's Choice Award and is hotly tipped for success at this years Oscars.

New York performance poets present news in the form of rhyme Special

Starting on December 9 and running through to December 11 a group of performance poets called the Spoken Word Almanac Project (S.W.A.P) will be appearing at The Tank in New York. The group,which includes New York City Poetry Slam Champions, published writers and HBO Def Poets, have been working on the show for the past year to produce the new material which founder member Darian Dauchan calls "The Daily Show meets Def Poetry Jam".

Doctor talks about life after Traumatic Brain Injury Special

Saverio J. Monachino of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, has worked for more than 20 years in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, and his work included drug discovery and development. Back in 2007 he was involved in a car accident that resulted in a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). How this impacts on Saverio's day-to-day life and his ongoing recovery are detailed in a blog.


Jane Fazackarley



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