Issue : 1998-11-05
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Want to know about 'Ann's secret passion', as Monitor's favourite magazine headlines its exclusive two-page spread on our dear friend Ann Widdecombe? Let Cat World's November issue reveal all. 'Animals have always played a large part in my life,' says the woman who shares the Tory front bench with the likes of Peter Lilley and John Redwood. And yes, she does have a 'passion' for cats - though, um, no she doesn't actually have one as such. Phew, wouldn't want anyone to think she was ...
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The Department of Health is about to issue a circular telling health authorities and trusts how to work with local authorities to improve services for children in need or in care.
National cost index sparks controversySubscription
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Health secretary Frank Dobson last week promised to publish figures on the number of assaults on staff when he launched a joint campaign to stamp out violence in the NHS.
HA in data protection probeSubscription
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The departure of junior health minister Paul Boateng from the Department of Health in the wake of the Ron Davies scandal has raised concerns about the future of the government's new mental health strategy, due to be announced next week.
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