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Prostitution laws set for radical review
Prostitution laws set for radical review

The Home Office is to radically review Britain’s 50-year old prostitution laws. The Government yesterday said it wanted to break the link between organised crime, drugs and the sex trade. Ministers announced plans to combat the conspicuous display of prostitution on street corners in local neighbourhoods and stamp out kerb crawling and so-called boy racers…. Read more »

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New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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Health tourism crack down provokes frosty response
Health tourism crack down provokes frosty response

Government plans to “crack down” on health tourists seeking free NHS care have received a frosty reception. The Department of Health says “health tourism” costs the NHS around £200 million a year and has pledged to end abuse in the NHS, signalling that failed asylum seekers and business travellers may have to pay for non-emergency… Read more »