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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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Recession delays aircraft carrier construction
Recession delays aircraft carrier construction

Two Royal Navy aircraft carriers will be delayed by two years, defence secretary, John Hutton has announced. In a statement to MP’s Mr Hutton said construction would proceed at a slower pace to protect jobs for longer as the defence budget tightens. The shipbuilding project, due to begin next March, will cost £4 billion. The… Read more »

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MoD ‘throwing away millions’ on PFI projects

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is “throwing away millions” of tax payers money on poorly designed private finance initiative (PFI) projects, according to national audit office (NAO) statistics released today. Tim Burr, head of the National Audit Office, said “The department needs to be more alert to the risks that can emerge once the project… Read more »