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Health and safety has become shorthand for interfering, supercilious political  correctness, says Lesley McLeod ' but tragedies like the Grenfell tower block blaze highlight its importance. Picture: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Grenfell tower tragedy shows need for health and safety rules – Lesley McLeod

When someone says, ‘health and safety’ how do you complete the well-known phrase or saying? I bet, like me, you tag on, ‘gone mad’ at the end. That’s hardly surprising when we are all bombarded with stories of children’s conker matches being banned, trees being felled in case someone trips over their roots and everything – from nuts to washing-up liquid – carrying warnings about the brain-atrophying obvious. It smacks of treating sensible people like sheep.

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The slogan for Organ Donation Week, held in September

Here’s proof that altruism really does exit – Dr Catherine Calderwood

Could you give one of your organs to a stranger? When it comes to donating one of your kidneys, we can all understand the desire to help your child, partner, sibling or best friend in need. Perhaps more difficult to envisage is donating one of your kidneys to a complete stranger, someone you will never meet nor know for sure how much their life was changed by your gift.

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