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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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Dominic West who plays Baltimore cop Jimmy McNulty in The Wire, was a contemporary of David Cameron at Eton.
UK streets ‘like The Wire’

By Liz Stephens Some parts of the UK have such high levels of crime they now resemble gritty urban American drama ‘The Wire’, the shadow home secretary has warned. Mr Grayling argued in his speech that the poorest parts of Britain are now interchangeable with the background of the hit TV show, which realistically portrays… Read more »

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Concerns raised over new Tasers

By Ian Dunt A new form of Taser gun which inflicts longer and stronger stuns to the victim is being considered by the Home Office. Police have gradually been accepting stun guns as the pilot project is gradually expanded. But a new weapon, named the eXtended Range Electronic Projectile (XREP), delivers a 20-second long 500-volt… Read more »