Chirac: the French president wants an end to "cheque Britannique"
Chirac presses Britain over rebate

Britain is coming under renewed pressure from French president Jacques Chirac to give up its £3 billion European rebate. Mr Chirac wants an end to the 20-year-old “cheque Britannique”, which was secured under former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She won the rebate in Fontainebleau in 1984, famously saying: “I want my money back.” Britain says… Read more »

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MDU appoints new commercial director as digital services grow

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), a mutual membership body offering indemnity and medico-legal support to doctors and dental professionals, has appointed Andrew Archibald to the role of commercial director. Andrew and team are responsible for leading the development and growth of the MDU’s products and services to 200,000 doctor and dentist members. Having worked in… Read more »

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Countryside coming to classrooms in Suffolk

Children in schools across Suffolk will have a chance to learn more about the countryside when a new roadshow launches next year. Bookings are now being taken for the Outreach Outdoors project, which aims to bring the countryside to children in primary schools across the county. The project has been launched by the Suffolk Agricultural… Read more »

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MPs call for embryo screening rethink

Parents should be allowed to choose the sex of their babies under new plans recommended by MPs. The Science and Technology select committee argues that parents should hold greater sway over the sensitive issues of embryo screening and selection. In a report they call for regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (Hfea), to be… Read more »