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New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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Blair's knife crime comments attacked by Tories
Tories cynical after Cherie’s knife crime comments

Cherie Booth’s admission she is concerned for her children’s safety on Britain’s streets has been seized on by shadow home secretary Dominic Grieve. The wife of former prime minister Tony Blair made the comments to the Commons’ home affairs select committee yesterday. “As a parent I am concerned about what’s happening when my children go… Read more »

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Role of police has been 'undermined by political pressure'
Police undermined by political pressure: Chakrabarti

Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti will claim later today that the role of the police force has been continually undermined by political pressure. Ms Chakrabarti will make the claims when she delivers the annual Police Foundation John Harris memorial lecture later today. “As law and order has moved up the political agenda, so the pressures on… Read more »