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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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Tony Blair prepares to head to G8 summit in St Petersburg
Blair ‘not distracted’ from G8 summit

Tony Blair has insisted he will not be distracted by the cash for honours row when he heads to Russia this weekend for the G8 summit. The prime minister said the events going on in the Middle East, the stand-off with Iran, poverty in Africa and questions of energy would be the main focus of… Read more »

NatWest three extradited to the US, despite widespread parliamentary support
NatWest three head to the US

Three bankers accused of fraud by the US authorities have today been extradited to Texas, under a treaty that MPs last night voted symbolically to suspend. The case of David Bermingham, Giles Darby and Gary Mulgrew, the so-called NatWest three, has caused a major row in Britain as politicians from all sides of the divide… Read more »