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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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Jack Straw says the situation in Iraq is dire
Straw admits ‘dire’ situation in Iraq

Iraq is in a “dire” situation largely due to the mistakes made by the US following the fall of Saddam Hussein, Jack Straw has said. The former foreign secretary’s comments came after researchers at the University of Maryland in the US found 78 per cent of Iraqis believe the presence of coalition troops is causing… Read more »

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Around 20,000 protestors demonstrated in Manchester today
Anti-war protestors target Labour conference

Demonstrations took place today in central Manchester as anti-war activists sought to make their opinions heard outside the Labour party conference. The protest, which police said featured as many as 20,000 people, was organised around the theme of “time to go” and called for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. Demonstrators from… Read more »