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Academy of Medical Sciences

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage,… Read more »

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Govt faces Royal Mail challenge from unions
Unions challenge govt on Royal Mail

By Alex Stevenson A rally is being held in Westminster opposing the government’s plans to part-privatise Royal Mail. The Communication Workers Union, (CWU) hosting the event at Central Hall opposite Westminster Abbey, is seeking to prevent the government pushing its proposals to sell off 30 per cent of the postal services provider. Business secretary Peter… Read more »

Lindsey oil refinery - scene of wildcat strikes earlier this week
Wildcat strikes ‘reflect skills failure’

By Alex Stevenson This week’s wildcat strikes at the Lindsey oil refinery have been condemned by a senior MP as an “indictment” of Britain’s skills shortage problem. Phil Willis, chairman of the Commons’ innovation, universities, science and skills committee, told he believes the government’s policies were partly responsible for British workers’ inability to complete… Read more »