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Sleep deprived doctors concerned about patient safety

Over a third of doctors say they feel sleep deprived on at least a weekly basis and over a quarter have been in a position where tiredness has impacted their ability to treat patients, a new survey by the Medical Defence Union (MDU) has found. The UK’s leading medical defence organisation carried out the survey… Read more »

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BASC launches second newspaper campaign
Has your wild game hero been shortlisted?

Following over 250 businesses being nominated, the Eat Game Awards’ shortlist has been published ahead of a public vote to reveal this year’s wild game heroes. In its fourth year, the Eat Game Awards seek to celebrate and reward those who are championing wild game, and going the extra mile to promote and utilise the produce. Categories… Read more »

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Questions are being raised as to what Mr Miliband discussed with Mrs Clinton before this press conference
Miliband faces tough questions over torture case

By Ian Dunt David Miliband is facing searching questions about his statement to the Commons on Thursday concerning the case of Binyam Mohamed. Earlier in the week, two High Court judges said they could not publish their full summary of the case because Foreign Office counsel told the court the US had threatened to stop… Read more »

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Lords hit out at surveillance
Lords hit out at surveillance culture

By Jonathan Moore “Pervasive and routine” surveillance and collection of information is undermining the public’s right to privacy, a Lords committee reported today. It argued the national DNA database (NDNAD) potentially infringed on civil liberties and could in the future be used for malign purposes. Pointing to the fact the UK now has over four… Read more »