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New habitat management course woefully inadequate, says sector

The removal of gamekeeping and wildlife management courses from the education syllabus by 2023 has been described by the rural sector as “deeply concerning” in an open letter to the Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi. The letter states the removal of the Land & Wildlife course within the new T Level system will… Read more »

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Jersey Assembly votes for humane right to die law

Jersey’s States Assembly today approved a proposal to change the law on assisted dying for adult islanders with terminal or incurable conditions, who have a clear and settled wish to end their lives. Channel Islands Humanists, part of Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, praised the debate… Read more »

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Tories claim re-admission figures show targets are damaging patient care
Rise in re-admissions blamed on NHS targets

Government pressure for hospitals to meet waiting lists is leading to some patients being discharged before they are ready, the Conservatives have claimed. Official figures today reveal the number of NHS emergency re-admissions has risen by nearly a third since 2002, from 5.3 per cent to 7.1 per cent earlier this year. Shadow health secretary… Read more »

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Brian Gibbons accidentally voted in favour of a public inquiry
Minister blunder allows Welsh ambulance probe

The Welsh assembly government is to hold a public inquiry into the country’s ambulance service after the health minister accidentally voted against his own policy. After arguing strongly against Plaid Cymru’s calls for a public investigation into the service’s problems, Labour AM Brian Gibbons pressed the wrong button and ended up voting for the motion…. Read more »