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MDU scrutinising revised guidance for doctors on good medical practice

Responding to today’s announcement that the GMC is seeking views on a revised version of Good medical practice, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said that it will be scrutinising the significant changes being proposed. The MDU, the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, explained that regulations must be compatible with the realities of doctors’ working lives and… Read more »

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BASC expels member for wildlife crime and firearms offences

BASC, the UK’s largest shooting and conservation organisation, has expelled for life a member convicted of wildlife crime and firearms offences. Expulsion from BASC involves the loss of shooting insurance, on which the ability to shoot may depend, and other benefits of membership. The member from Nottinghamshire pleaded guilty to unlawfully trapping and beating to… Read more »

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A scene from Bloody Sunday, on January 30th, 1972.
Bloody Sunday: The British government apologises

By Ian Dunt and Alex Stevenson David Cameron has apologised on behalf of the British government for the events of Bloody Sunday, after the long-awaited report into the killings was finally published. The prime minister delivered a sombre statement to the Commons outlining the report’s findings, which was watched by thousands in Londonderry’s Guildhall area… Read more »

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Final judgement: Bloody Sunday report due on Tuesday
Bloody Sunday killings ‘unlawful’

By politics.co.uk staff Media reports indicate that an upcoming report will rule the Bloody Sunday killings were unlawful, but the government has branded them “speculation”.   The report, due out on Tuesday, will say some of the 13 killings that took place on January 30th 1972 were unlawful, the Guardian reported this morning.   A… Read more »