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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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Employment at "record high"
Employment up but wages lag behind inflation

Wages have failed to keep pace with the rising cost of living, figures suggest. Data from the Office of National Statistics show average wages excluding bonuses rose by 3.8 per cent in the year to December 2007. This marked a fall from the four per cent growth seen in November but more significantly is below… Read more »

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Brown faces unprecedented vote of no confidence

The chancellor Gordon Brown is facing a vote of no confidence over his decision to scrap the tax relief on pension funds in 1997. The Conservatives have tabled the motion as part of an opposition day debate on pensions and argue the highly unusual move is necessary to “call Mr Brown to account” over his… Read more »