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MDU appoints new commercial director as digital services grow

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), a mutual membership body offering indemnity and medico-legal support to doctors and dental professionals, has appointed Andrew Archibald to the role of commercial director. Andrew and team are responsible for leading the development and growth of the MDU’s products and services to 200,000 doctor and dentist members. Having worked in… Read more »

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Curriculum Bill passes stage one in Senedd

A Bill that will make religious education in Wales fully inclusive of humanism has passed the first stage before becoming law. Wales Humanists – which has long campaigned for this change – has strongly welcomed the news, saying the Bill will make Wales ‘a world-leader in inclusive education’. Following a debate, Senedd members today voted… Read more »

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Firearms offences fall but fatalities rise to 59
Gun murders rise despite fall in serious crime

More people are being killed as a result of gun crime, despite an overall fall in both homicides and firearms offences, the latest Home Office figures show. Between March 2006 and April 2007 the police recorded 59 fatalities from firearms offences, up from 49 deaths the year before. More than half of all firearms offences… Read more »

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Early research shows community order sentences are lowering re-offending
Community order ‘knowledge gap’ revealed

A serious knowledge gap about the management of community order sentences has been uncovered by the National Audit Office (NAO). Its report on the sentences, reinvigorated by the Criminal Justice Act 2003 to give courts a wide range of sentencing options, finds the National Offender Management Service (Noms) does not know the full cost of… Read more »