Turkeys culled on Suffolk farm after bird flu outbreak
Govt confirms bird flu outbreak is H5N1

The outbreak of bird flu in Suffolk is the virulent H5N1 strain of the virus, the government has said. The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) confirmed this afternoon that birds at Redgrave Park Farm near Diss had been infected by the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain. Acting chief veterinary office Fred Landeg… Read more »

BFAWU to recall Conference

Today the Labour Party has made a clear statement of intent in its aspiration to repair its relationship with the bosses but seems to be determined to widen the divide between the representatives of labour and those our movement represent. The recent decision to proscribe organisations is seen as a divisive and a purely factional… Read more »

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Double royal recognition for MDU’s employee training programmes

The excellence of the Medical Defence Union’s training for its membership and medico-legal team has been recognised by HRH the Princess Royal. City and Guilds group has awarded the Medical Defence Union (MDU) with two Princess Royal Training awards. The awards were made for the MDU’s membership development and medico-legal assistant training programmes. The not for profit,… Read more »

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The farming industry grinds to a standstill as the rural risis continues.
Second farm tests positive for FMD

The government has confirmed a second farm in Egham has tested positive for foot and mouth disease. Chief veterinary officer Debbie Reynolds announced today that tests on livestock from the second farm had revealed they were contagious. The animals were culled last night as a “precautionary measure”, bringing the total number slaughtered during the September… Read more »