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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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Ken Livingstone says Muslim women giving up the veil is a 'long-term aim'
Veil changes only possible ‘within Muslim community’

Ken Livingstone has said he would like Muslim women to stop wearing veils, but insisted that any such move could only originate from within the Muslim community itself. The mayor of London said efforts by non-Muslim politicians to change the way Muslim women dressed would not have the desired effect. The debate was sparked by… Read more »

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Ken Livingstone says Trevor Phillips is so right-wing he could join the BNP
Mayor attacks ‘racist’ equality chief

Ken Livingstone yesterday launched a savage attack on the UK’s racial equality chief, saying he was so right-wing that “soon he’ll be joining the BNP”. The London mayor said the criticism by Trevor Phillips, the head of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), of multiculturalism was “pandering to the right”. “I don’t know where Trevor… Read more »