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Calderdale birdsong featured in new therapeutic recordings

The songs of moorland bird species have been recorded in the Calderdale area as part of a new campaign to provide their unique sounds to local care homes. The Moorland Chorus recording will be used as a therapeutic tool for those no longer able to easily access the uplands. Organised by the British Association for Shooting and… Read more »

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Deliver achievable clinical negligence reform without delay, says MDU

The House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee has published the report of its inquiry into NHS litigation reform. The Medical Defence Union (MDU) engaged closely with this inquiry, submitting written evidence. The MDU welcomes the publication of today’s report but cautioned against too much focus on fundamental and complex structural change, at… Read more »

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The week in Westminster: November 15th - 19th
The week in Westminster: November 15th – 19th

David Cameron faces a two-hour grilling from MPs on Thursday, in what will be the culmination of a busy week in the select committee corridor. Foreign secretary William Hague, environment secretary Caroline Spelman and the new top man in Britain’s military, General Sir David Richards, are appearing earlier in the week. But it’s Thursday when… Read more »

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Supreme court, not parliament, will decide expenses MPs' fate
Supreme court rejects expenses MPs’ appeal

By politics.co.uk staff Three former expenses MPs’ bid to avoid a criminal trial has been decisively thwarted by the supreme court. Judges rejected the arguments of lawyers representing David Chaytor, Elliot Morley and Jim Devine that the trio were protected from facing trial in court because of parliamentary privilege. They had argued they should be… Read more »