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Councils warn of funding shortfall
Councils warn of ‘flawed’ migrant count

Local government leaders are concerned a new method of calculating immigration will leave public services with a funding shortfall. The leaders of four local authorities have written to the Treasury to complain that the new method of measuring migration is flawed and produces “perverse results”. The figures, complied by the Office for National Statistics (ONS),… 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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Two thousand schoolchildren ‘learn moor’

More than 2,000 schoolchildren were treated to an upland educational experience during this year’s Let’s Learn Moor events. Talks and interactive presentations were provided by those who live and work in the uplands including gamekeepers, farmers, conservationists, local organisations and the emergency services. Now in its fifth year the project continues to offer local schools… Read more »

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'Not a brilliant night', Blears admits
Labour avoid local election humiliation

A decade after they promised “things can only get better”, Labour are relieved things could have been worse, as the local election results show the party avoided a humiliating defeat. The Conservatives have increased their share of the national vote across England, but failed to make the gains many within the party predicted. David Cameron’s… Read more »