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Tony Blair prepares to head to G8 summit in St Petersburg
Blair ‘not distracted’ from G8 summit

Tony Blair has insisted he will not be distracted by the cash for honours row when he heads to Russia this weekend for the G8 summit. The prime minister said the events going on in the Middle East, the stand-off with Iran, poverty in Africa and questions of energy would be the main focus of… 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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Two thousand schoolchildren ‘learn moor’

More than 2,000 schoolchildren were treated to an upland educational experience during this year’s Let’s Learn Moor events. Talks and interactive presentations were provided by those who live and work in the uplands including gamekeepers, farmers, conservationists, local organisations and the emergency services. Now in its fifth year the project continues to offer local schools… Read more »

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Beckett calls for restraint in Middle East

Foreign secretary Margaret Beckett has expressed her “grave concern” about the escalating crisis between Israel and the Lebanon. She was speaking after a meeting with the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, to discuss Israel’s efforts to secure the return of three soldiers being held hostage. The Israeli navy has entered Lebanese ports and… Read more »