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WI and NCT Report Finds Women Unsupported and Midwives Pushed to Their Limits

(0) Comments | Posted 3 May 2013 | (12:18)

The NHS is undergoing a revolution in how it puts patients at the centre of care. But it's going to take more than a change in ethos to make this a reality for the 700,000 women every year who need maternity care from the NHS. One of these women puts...

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Pesticides and Pollinators - Time to Act

(1) Comments | Posted 14 March 2013 | (17:02)

In 2009, the WI passed a resolution on the decline of our honeybee population, calling for greater research in order to challenge this trend. The 'SOS for Honeybee' campaign that followed catalysed our members into action and brought the plight of the honeybee to the public consciousness.

We were...

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Rebuilding Consumer Trust in Food

(0) Comments | Posted 25 February 2013 | (16:00)

Food labelling is back in the headlines as EU ministers meet today to discuss the deepening horse meat crisis as it spreads across Europe. As recent events have shown, regulations regarding food labelling in the UK are lax and frequently serve to mislead the consumer.

The public have a...

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Volunteers Cannot Continue Being Used as Sticking Plasters in the Library Service

(0) Comments | Posted 22 January 2013 | (10:16)

This week the National Federation of Women's Institutes published new research examining the insights that the experiences of volunteers involved in community-managed libraries hold for policy makers. Community managed libraries are not new, but they are on the increase, with 425 libraries expected to have 'significant' levels of support from...

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