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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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Universities face fines if they take on too many students
Students fighting for uni places

By politics.co.uk staff Over 275,000 students who applied to enter university this year are yet to secure a place, latest figures show. Statistics from the University and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) stated that 190,183 applicants were eligible for clearing. Only 4,083 students had failed to get their grades but found places through the clearing service… Read more »

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A-level results show 0.1% national improvement
A-level results improve (again)

By Alex Stevenson Higher education minister David Willetts has dismissed the perennial ‘dumbing-down’ debate following yet another year of improvements in A-level scores. Total A to E passes were up from 97.5% to 97.6%, national figures showed. The new A* grade, introduced for the first time this year, constituted 8.1% of A-levels awarded. The results… Read more »