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MDU initiative sees foundation doctor members raise over £30,000 for the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the Doctors’ Support Network

Foundation Year 1 members (FY1) of the Medical Defence Union (MDU) have raised over £30,000 which will be divided between the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the Doctors’ Support Network, two charities which provide health, wellbeing and financial support to doctors and medical students across the UK. The MDU reduced the first-year subscription from £10 to £5 for… Read more »

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Government to take firmer stance on religious ‘conversion therapy’

Mike Freer, the Minister for Equalities, has confirmed that the Government’s proposed ban on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ will cover both practices that take place in religious settings and those that are carried out by ministers of religion. LGBT Humanists has previously called on the Government to close loopholes in its proposals on religious conversion therapy. Today it has welcomed… Read more »

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The return of left and right
Comment: The return of left and right

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but newspaper headlines are changing. When BP posted its profits earlier this week, newspapers of all stripes – the Express and the Daily Mail included – started to sound like the Socialist Worker. “Should something be done to reduce BP’s profit-making ability?” asked one. “Call for windfall tax on… Read more »

Council sifted through peoples' bins
Council caught sifting through peoples’ bins

Islington council is being accused of a massive invasion of privacy after it admitted sifting through the rubbish of around 1,000 homes to find out how much people were recycling. The council says permission was not required and therefore not sought, but the Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury, Emily Thornberry, said it was… Read more »