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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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Straw: Changes will strengthen role
Information commissioner given new powers

The information commissioner is to be given stronger powers to regulate the Data Protection Act (DPA) following a proposal from justice secretary Jack Straw. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will now have the power to enforce a fine on the controllers of data who recklessly or deliberately lose personal data. The ICO will be able… Read more »

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Commons appeals FoI ruling
Commons appeals against MPs’ expenses disclosure

The House of Commons has launched a last minute attempt to prevent full details of MPs’ expenses being published. A freedom of information tribunal ruled last month that the Commons must release details of the second home allowance of 14 MPs’, including Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and David Cameron. The Commons had until this Thursday… Read more »