* general election 2010

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Plans to limit legal fees in dental claims a welcome first step says DDU

Plans to limit legal fees in dental claims a welcome first step says DDU Responding to the publication of a government consultation on limiting claimant’s legal fees for cases valued up to £25,000, John Makin, head of the DDU, said: “This consultation has been a long time coming and is a welcome first step. However, for a… Read more »

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MDU appoints new head of Scottish affairs to champion member interests

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has appointed Mr Jerard Ross as head of Scottish affairs to champion the interests of the MDU’s growing number of members in Scotland. Over the last four years Scottish membership has grown almost 30%, according to the MDU, the UK’s leading medical defence organisation. Jerard, who has worked at the… Read more »

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Cameron's suit declared bestof last night's debate.
Cameron’s suit ‘won debate’

By Sasjkia Otto David Cameron’s suit may have given him the competitive edge over his rivals in the final leaders’ debate, according to a tailoring expert. Ketan Jethwa, creative director of Tailoring UK, said the fit of the Conservative leader’s suit and the warm shade of his tie “made his overall appearance more positive and… Read more »

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Holmfirth, a typical town in the Colne Valley three-way marginal
Election focus: Colne Valley

Colne Valley demonstrates the problem with three-way marginals: no-one knows who’s going to win. By Alex Stevenson This semi-rural seat on the western side of the Pennines could be taken by any one of Britain’s mainstream parties. In the 2005 election Labour’s Kali Mountford’s majority shrunk to just 1,500 votes – 1,501, if you want… Read more »