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New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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James Purnell warns of defeat consequences
Purnell plays defeat card to prompt Labour unity

James Purnell sought to unify Labour supporters in his speech to conference this afternoon by presenting them with the consequences of defeat at the next election. The work and pensions secretary reminded party supporters of the “ghosts” of past defeats and the “bitter frustration” of being out of government. Mr Purnell said the party had… Read more »

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David Miliband seeks domestic policy improvement
Miliband against British “fatalism”

Foreign secretary David Miliband believes a “corrosive sense of fatalism” is affecting British society. Speaking at a fringe event at the Labour party conference in Manchester, Mr Miliband warned that “the biggest task of this conference is to combat this sense of fatalism”. He told a Fabian Society audience the pessimism shown before the Olympics… Read more »