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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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Alan Johnson flexes his economic muscles
Sketch: Osborne and Johnson skip the pleasantries

George Osborne and Alan Johnson’s first clash saw the pair united in a desire to deprecate the same person – the new shadow chancellor. By Alex Stevenson This was the first Treasury questions since the formation of Ed Miliband’s first shadow Cabinet, an event dominated by speculation over who would get the economic portfolio. Would… Read more »

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Northern Ireland's public sector reliance makes it especially vulnerable to cuts
Clegg concedes NI cuts vulnerability

By Alex Stevenson Nick Clegg acknowledged Northern Ireland’s reliance on public sector jobs makes it especially vulnerable to spending cuts in a speech in the province last night. The deputy prime minister said the coalition government would not “duck the difficult decisions” by avoiding taking “decisive action to pay down the UK’s towering budget deficit”…. Read more »