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The MDU and Armstrong Watson LLP partner to provide tax, accountancy and business advisory services

The MDU and Armstrong Watson LLP partner to provide tax, accountancy and business advisory services The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with accountancy firm Armstrong Watson LLP to provide MDU members with access to tax, accountancy and business advisory services.  As part of the collaboration, MDU members will receive… Read more »

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Project Penelope takes flight in the UK

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has begun work on the UK-leg of a leading international project aiming to track the Eurasian wigeon. Titled Project Penelope, after the wigeon’s Latin name Mareca penelope, the study will follow the species’ flyway with field work carried out across the UK, Denmark and Finland. BASC, in partnership with… Read more »

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Fears deported Algerians may face torture

Two Algerian nationals fearing torture if they are deported have received support in their appeal from civil rights group Liberty. They have questioned why the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) is allowed to conduct closed hearings which exclude the deportee and their legal representatives. Liberty said: “Our government’s zeal for extensive secrecy is denying them… Read more »

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Govt stands firm on gypsy rights
Govt stands firm on gypsy rights

The government is standing firm in its approach to gypsy campsites after sustained attacks from local MPs concerned about travellers’ sites in their constituency. Communities secretary Hazel Blears was pushed to disown government plans to situate 48 new pitches for gypsies and travellers in the south-west during a local communities question time in the Commons… Read more »