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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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Lord Falconer insists government will not scrap Human Rights act
Falconer: We are committed to human rights

The government’s commitment to human rights is “long-lasting” and there is no question of repealing the Human Rights Act, Lord Falconer said today. The constitutional affairs secretary acknowledged concerns that the law appeared to give more support to offenders and immigrants than ‘ordinary’ people, but insisted the problem is “not the letter of the law,… Read more »

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Tony Blair says criminal justice system still not working properly
Blair: Justice system still not working

The criminal justice system is still “distant from what most reasonable people want”, Tony Blair said today. The prime minister admitted that despite introducing dozens of pieces of criminal justice legislation since 1997, the system is still not as effective as it should be. “People want a society without prejudice but with rules – rules… Read more »