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Oct 08 - BabySTEPPS Maternity Ward Donation

babysteppsLocal Charity BabySTEPPs aims to lend support and care to new parents suffering bereavement following baby loss. The charity has this year raised over £10,000, earmarking 10% of this for research into pregnancy health. These funds have been donated the ‘RESCUE’ project, which studies the best way to treat women who are threatened with premature labour at a stage in pregnancy where delivery would mean that the baby could not survive.

Thanks to financial support provided by the Kusuma Trust, the charity partook in a 3-day training session with a senior member of UK charity SANDS, which deals with Stillbirth and Neonatal Death.

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Oct 07 - Government Submits Further Frontier Complaints to EU

frontier queue The Government has sent a further 382 complaints about the border delays to the European Commission. These complaints have been collected electronically through the Government website and related to persons crossing the border into Spain or exiting Spain into Gibraltar.

The complaints covered either the length of time taken to cross the border or the questions asked by the Spanish authorities when individuals exited Spain.

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Oct 07 - Unite Protests Customs Department Rotation

uniteIn a protest against the new rotation system implemented by the Customs Department, Unite the Union claims that it has not formed part of the negotiating process in the introduction of the new system . They add that although they no longer hold the negotiating rights for Customs Officers, however they do hold representational rights for their members.

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