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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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George Osborne's budget saving 'shortfall'
George Osborne’s budget saving ‘shortfall’

A report today claims the shadow chancellor’s proposed savings would fall £3 billion short and take five years longer than he estimated. At the Tory party conference George Osborne confirmed reports that under a Conservative government the state retirement age would rise to 66 ten years earlier than planned, saving £13 billion a year from… Read more »

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The prime minister privately congratulated US president Barack Obama today.
PM congratulates Obama on Nobel win

By Liz Stephens The prime minister has congratulated US president Barack Obama on winning the Nobel peace prize today. A Downing Street spokesman told politics.co.uk: “The prime minister has sent a private message of congratulations.” However, Downing Street would not be drawn on the content of the message. Mr Obama was awarded the prize “for… Read more »