No badger cull... for now. Plans shelved until 2013.
Another day, another U-turn: Badger cull grinds to a halt

The government’s series of gaffes, U-turns and disasters continued today, when it pulled the plug on the controversial badger cull plan. the move is an embarrassment for environment secretary Owen Paterson and the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), but a victory for shadow environment secretary Mary Creagh and the Badger Trust.

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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