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11 officers cleared over tube shooting
IPCC finds no case in de Menezes killing

At least 11 of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes will not face disciplinary hearings, the Independent Police Complaints Committee (IPCC) said today. Four senior officers, including commander Cressida Dick, could still face a disciplinary hearing, but a decision has been delayed pending a trial into an alleged… Read more »

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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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12,000 new police protection suits ordered
Police get thousands more ‘dirty bomb’ suits

Thousands more protection suits for police dealing with dirty bombs have been ordered by the Home Office. A tender has been put out for 12,000 of the suits worn by officers dealing with chemical, biological or nuclear terror attacks. About 7,000 normal police officers are trained to deal with dirty bombs, but the Home Office… Read more »