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Police officer numbers will fall, Acpo president warns
Police cuts ‘inevitable’

By Alex Stevenson Reductions in police numbers are inevitable, the president of the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) has warned. Sir Hugh Orde’s concerns came as he prepared to give a speech to Acpo’s annual conference. The Home Office, as one of the government departments not protected by ringfencing, faces a 25% reduction in… 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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Police overtime costs have rocketed upwards
Police overtime costs ‘rocketed under Labour’

By politics.co.uk staff The cost of police officers working overtime nearly doubled under New Labour, a report has found. The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies’ finding came despite the fact that police authority expenditure has grown by 48% in real terms since 1998/99. It said overtime payments had risen by approximately 90% and noted… Read more »