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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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Bill Rammell urges lecturers' unions to ballot their members on pay deals
Minister steps in to university pay dispute

The government has intervened in the university pay dispute and urged lecturers’ unions to put the latest offer to a ballot of their members. Higher education minister Bill Rammell said yesterday’s final offer of a 13.1 per cent pay increase over three years was rejected by union leaders “seemingly out of hand”. “I am extremely… Read more »

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Students will apply for university after A-level results
University admissions shake-up unveiled

Students will be able to apply for university after receiving their A-level results, in a radical shake-up of the system announced by the government today. Ministers hope to introduce a post-qualification application system (PQA) by 2012, to ensure students have the best chance of going to the university of their choice. Currently, young people must… Read more »