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Plans to limit legal fees in dental claims a welcome first step says DDU

Plans to limit legal fees in dental claims a welcome first step says DDU Responding to the publication of a government consultation on limiting claimant’s legal fees for cases valued up to £25,000, John Makin, head of the DDU, said: “This consultation has been a long time coming and is a welcome first step. However, for a… Read more »

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MDU appoints new head of Scottish affairs to champion member interests

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has appointed Mr Jerard Ross as head of Scottish affairs to champion the interests of the MDU’s growing number of members in Scotland. Over the last four years Scottish membership has grown almost 30%, according to the MDU, the UK’s leading medical defence organisation. Jerard, who has worked at the… Read more »

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Royal Mail hit by second day of strikes
Postal strike: Day two

By Alex Stevenson Striking Royal Mail workers are continuing industrial action into a second day, as Gordon Brown calls for negotiations to end the union’s “self-defeating” strategy. Delivery offices and collection units are striking today after staff at mail centres and network distribution units walked out yesterday. It comes despite the government calling on both… Read more »

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Griffin lashes out after devastating Question Time

By Ian Dunt BNP leader Nick Griffin has lashed out at the BBC after his appearance on last night’s Question Time was widely panned. Mr Griffin’s performance, in which he repeatedly contradicted himself and appeared nervous and unsure of his arguments, was relentlessly criticised in the press this morning. At a news conference today Mr… Read more »