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Doctors face 1% pay rise

The Review Body on Doctors’ Pay (DDRB) has recommended that doctors receive a 1% pay rise, and the British Medical Association (BMA) has responded, expressing disappointment on behalf of doctors. The BMA said that doctors had been working hard to ...

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NHF shocked by “bedroom tax”

The National Housing Federation (NHF) styles itself as “the voice of affordable housing in England”. It aims to promote housing associations, claiming that its members “provide two and a half million homes for more than five million people” – and ...

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Human rights under threat

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has announced that the Conservative Party will enter the next General Election campaign promising to change human rights law. It is not clear what change Mr Grayling envisages – and, of course, he has to persuade ...

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Will 2013 be all rights?

Back in October, David Cameron announced that he wanted to scrap the Human Rights Act and, by way of a sop to the democrats who value human rights legislation. At the time, he was hinting that his Lib-Dem partners in ...

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Someone’s not read the plot

While opposition parties in Tower Hamlets do their best to rubbish the Town Hall Administration, the Local Government Chronicle has nominated the Council for seven of its local government awards which recognise achievement. This is one of the highest numbers ...

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Housebuilding flatlines

Government assurances that the private sector would build the new homes Britain nee Hyper Facebook(tm) Traffic ds have fallen flat. Brand new figures show that the number of new homes registered in the third quarter of 2012 was 6% down ...

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Biggs -v- Boris on 999

London Assembly Member John Biggs made a splash at the GLA meeting on 31st October when he took on London Mayor Boris Johnson over threats to East London’s emergency services.

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