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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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Downing Street insists Gordon Brown still backing Harman
Harman downplays rift with Brown over donations

Downing Street and the Labour party have sought to play down speculation of a rift between Gordon Brown and Harriet Harman over the proxy donor row. Ms Harman’s position appeared unstable earlier in the week when the prime minister appeared reluctant to fully state his confidence in his deputy. The prime minister’s official spokesman insisted… Read more »

Police to investigate David Abrahams' donations
Police begin criminal inquiry into proxy donors

The Metropolitan police have launched an investigation into the use of intermediaries to launder donations to the Labour party. The Electoral Commission has asked Scotland Yard to investigate the circumstances surrounding the donations originating from property developer David Abrahams. Mr Abrahams has donated more than £650,000 to the Labour party over the past four years…. Read more »