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Wednesday, 01 September 2004 00:00

Lecturers protest over imposition of contracts

UNIVERSITY lecturers will gather in Holloway, north London, today in protest at imposed new contracts.
Wednesday, 01 September 2004 00:00

Ofsted takes action against 400 childminders

EDUCATION watchdog Ofsted said yesterday that it had been forced to take formal action against almost 400 childminders and day-care providers in England in one year.
THE Royal College of Surgeons warned yesterday that some hospital trusts may not provide the highest standards of trauma care yesterday.
Wednesday, 01 September 2004 00:00

Advertising authority batters BT

THE Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) slammed telecoms privateer BT yesterday for making "misleading" claims about the number of former customers that it had attracted back.
Wednesday, 01 September 2004 00:00

McConnell hints at smoking ban for Scotland

SCOTTISH First Minister Jack McConnell gave the strongest indication yesterday yet that the country would soon follow Ireland's lead in introducing a workplace smoking ban.
Wednesday, 01 September 2004 00:00

FSA highlights poor lunches

THE Food Standards Agency (FSA) warned yesterday that school packed lunches are getting less healthy, with three out of four failing to meet basic nutritional standards.
Wednesday, 01 September 2004 00:00

Prisons inspector condemns inmate exploitation

THE prisons watchdog condemned bosses at North Sea Camp open jail in Lincolnshire yesterday for allowing inmates to be "exploited" for cheap labour.
Wednesday, 01 September 2004 00:00

UNISON hails IT plan assessment

Bob Glanville HEALTH union UNISON welcomed news yesterday that the National Audit Office intends to examine plans for a £6 billion NHS computer system before giving it the green light next year.
Wednesday, 01 September 2004 00:00

Federation launches new website

Karl Stewart THE International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) hailed the launch of its fight for airline workers' rights as a "huge success" yesterday.
Wednesday, 01 September 2004 00:00

CWU warns post bosses on figures

Roger Bagley POSTAL union CWU warned Royal Mail bosses yesterday that they must pump more resources into the business to overcome "grim" performance figures.
Wednesday, 01 September 2004 00:00

Bring our sons and daughters home

by ROGER BAGLEY HEARTBROKEN Rose Gentle, whose soldier son was killed in Iraq, launched a national petition to bring all British troops home from the war yesterday.

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