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MDU reveals over 99% of requests for help with medico-legal cases are supported

MDU reveals over 99% of requests for help with medico-legal cases are supported Leading not for profit indemnifier, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed today that almost all the requests it receives from its healthcare professional members for help with medico-legal issues are supported. The MDU provides full assistance, which can include legal defence and… Read more »

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BASC to challenge Wild Justice action

BASC will use its Fighting Fund to back heather burning after Wild Justice announced the launch of its latest legal challenge. Wild Justice – run by Chris Packham, Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery – is seeking a judicial review to challenge regulations governing the burning of heather, rough grass, bracken and gorse on peat deeper… Read more »

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Straw pardons Michael Shields

By Alex Stevenson Liverpool fan Michael Shields has been pardoned by Jack Straw and will be released from prison today. The 22-year-old, who was jailed for ten years for attempted murder after his team’s victory in the Champions League Final in 2005, had an appeal for pardon provisionally refused by Mr Straw in July. Today… Read more »

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Tory donations linked to hunting policy

By staff David Cameron’s agriculture spokesman received considerable donations from critics of the hunting ban just after attacking it. Nick Herbert received £24,500 from seven different donations, including £1,500 from gun sellers William and Sons, £2,000 from grouse-shooting magnate Michael Cannon and another £2,000 from a 47,000-acre hunting estate in Sutherland, according to research… Read more »