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Sun setting... on Britain's war-fighting capability?
‘Belligerent’ Fox wants war-fighting capability

By Alex Stevenson Liam Fox has made the case for maintaining Britain’s present balanced military approach, sending strong signals that Britain’s strategic defence review is likely to avoid making a decisive break from the past. The defence secretary laid out the utility of military power across the spectrum of foreign policy – from prevention and… Read more »

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MDU appoints new commercial director as digital services grow

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), a mutual membership body offering indemnity and medico-legal support to doctors and dental professionals, has appointed Andrew Archibald to the role of commercial director. Andrew and team are responsible for leading the development and growth of the MDU’s products and services to 200,000 doctor and dentist members. Having worked in… Read more »

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Countryside coming to classrooms in Suffolk

Children in schools across Suffolk will have a chance to learn more about the countryside when a new roadshow launches next year. Bookings are now being taken for the Outreach Outdoors project, which aims to bring the countryside to children in primary schools across the county. The project has been launched by the Suffolk Agricultural… Read more »

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BBC denies misbalanced reporting over Taliban 'retreat' jibe
Tory MP uneasy as BBC ‘spreads Taliban propaganda’

By Alex Stevenson The BBC has jumped to defend itself after a Conservative MP accused it of giving Taliban statements disproportionately high prominence. Reporting of defence secretary Liam Fox’s statement to the Commons on Afghanistan yesterday saw the Taliban attempt to paint Britain’s withdrawal from the Sangin area as a ‘retreat’. Tory MP David Tredinnick… Read more »