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Rural areas face financial exclusion
Rural areas face financial exclusion

By Liz Stephens Around a million people living in rural areas in the UK face high levels of financial exclusion according to a government report which seeks to deal with the issue. Rural Money Matters highlights the issue that those in financial difficulty in rural areas are often less visible and more difficult to reach…. 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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Rural communities becoming 'enclaves of the rich'
Rural communities becoming ‘enclaves of the rich’

Rural communities are becoming holiday homes for the rich, the Liberal Democrats warned today. “The most stunning parts of our country should not be the enclaves of the rich and retired, party leader Nick Clegg said. “They should be communities for everyone.” The party said local authorities must be sanctioned to create more social housing… Read more »