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An interview with Mark Hunter MP

Mark Hunter MP ( Cheadle) speaks about the economy, VAT increase, child grooming and more.

'I'm becoming desensitised to climate change'

The majority of the public believe that climate change is a reality. But the most recent surveys show a decline in concern since 2005. Sarah Castell argues that new techniques may be needed to change behaviours and engage the public. […]

Crime falls in GMP force area

Crime in Greater Manchester has fallen by more than 11 per cent in the last year, resulting in almost 30,000 fewer victims. Figures released today, Thursday 20 January 2011, show there have also been significant reductions in burglary, vehicle crime, robbery and gun crime.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinters provide 'vital lifeline'

Elderly and disabled residents of the London Borough of Wandsworth travelled in fine style to do their Christmas shopping aboard a smart new Mercedes-Benz minibus. The Long-bodied Sprinter 313CDI is powered by a clean, ‘green’ 129hp Euro 5 engine and wears the colours of Wandsworth Community Transport, a registered charity that supports local groups and individuals with mobility issues. […]

Kingspan: The Ultimate Renewables Solutions Provider

Kingspan Renewables, the new brand identity for both Kingspan Solar and Kingspan Hot Water Systems Ltd, will be exhibiting its one-stop-shop for market-leading renewable package solutions at Ecobuild 2011. Visitors to the show will be able to see the latest new product launches from Kingspan, including its award-winning Varisol – the world’s first modular solar thermal vacuum tube collector; Albion Aerocyl – a dedicated copper hot water cylinder for heat pump and solar input and its latest addition, the Aeromax Plus Air Source Heat Pump. […]

IPS FROM WASHROOM WASHROOM

Integrated Panelling System (IPS) technology from leading specialists Washroom Washroom presents itself as an ideal washroom solution to the health, leisure and education sectors. IPS panelling offers an integrated plumbing system that can be used in a wide range of applications to ensure services are neatly concealed and safe from tampering, providing not only an attractive, clean washroom finish, but also a hygienic and convenient option which is equally easy to facilitate for maintenance. […]

Why We Need a Greater Diversity of Experts for Effective Public Dialogue

One of the key outcomes from the ‘Use of Experts’ workstream report was for the role of experts to be more carefully considered in the planning and delivery of public dialogues. This article looks at one aspect of that report – to advocate bringing in a greater number and diversity of experts in public dialogue and why that is becoming even more pertinent.In the public dialogues Sciencewise-ERC has funded and advised on, a sample of members of the public is asked to deliberate on an issue, exploring their hopes, fears and aspirations so that policy can be better informed by those views. […]

Stem Injection Systems

A Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) project to tackle invasive non-native plant species (INNS) in the Dumfries and Galloway area, is using state-of-the-art treatment equipment from Stem Injection Systems (Europe). […]

Chorley Council Addresses Commercial Property Vacancies

Chorley Council is using an award winning specially developed web application to access up to date and accurate information about commercial premises. This information is then used to monitor town centre vacancies and proactively target potential tenants. […]

Police welcome drop in public fear of crime

South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Police Authority’s annual crime and community safety survey ‘Your Voice Counts’ found that fear of crime had reduced in the fourth year of the survey across all the crime types listed when compared with year three. […]

Zircadian's e-Roster streamlines management of junior doctor hours for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has selected Zircadian’s e-Roster to manage junior doctor rosters across the Trust.LPT is already an established user of Zircadian’s e-Rota and e-Monitor web-based solutions for creating junior doctor rotas, ensuring compliance and for monitoring doctor hours. The medical staffing team uses e-Roster to create and plan rosters that meet the complex requirements of junior doctor working patterns and avoiding costly penalties. […]

Media law consultant and trainer Cleland Thom has today called for a shake-up of the Press Complaints Commission as part of a change in the UK's archaic libel laws.

Media law consultant and trainer Cleland Thom has today called for a shake-up of the Press Complaints Commission as part of a change in the UK’s archaic libel laws. See: www.ctjt-blog.biz/2011/01/here-is-future-of-libel-law-privacy-and.html […]

BNP tells GPSJ politicians hate us

BNP leader Nick Griffin tells GPSJ they are hated by the politicians and people should vote for them as a protest against the political elite. Stuart Littleford speaks with Mr Griffin in Oldham as part of the coverage of the By-election. […]

UKIP leader talks to GPSJ

UKIP leader Nigel Farage tells GPSJ what the have to offer voters in the Oldham East & Saddleworth By-election. He tells Stuart Littleford that a good manufacturing base is key to economic stability. […]