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Photo Credit: Paul Givan MLA, Tom Murtagh MBE and Phil Wheatley CB. Photo copyright 2018, Steve Myers.

Tom Murtagh OBE's new book The Maze Prison: A Hidden Story of Chaos, Anarchy and Politics has been launched in County Antrim at the Lower Maze Social and Recreational Club – which overlooks the remaining buildings of this iconic prison.
 The Maze Prison describes how an establishment built to hold those involved in terrorism, atrocities, murder and other horrendous crimes became a pawn in the partisan conflict as politicians and officials by-passed procedures when it suited them.

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The Police Federation of England and Wales’ annual conference is taking place at the ICC in Birmingham on May 22 and 23 – and organisers are urging those wishing to attend to register now.

Running from 9am on the Tuesday with an opening address from chair Calum Macleod, and concluding at 5pm on Wednesday, the theme for this year is “Protecting the Protectors – the reality of policing”, focusing on issues including better protection for officers assaulted on duty and for those who undertake emergency response and pursuit drives.

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Under represented, Under pressure, Under resourced is the third and final report in a series looking at the voluntary sector's role in Transforming Rehabilitation (you can also read the first report and second report).

Clinks surveyed 132 voluntary sector organisations between February and April 2017 and gathered six in depth case studies. The survey results were analysed by the Third Sector Research Centre and by using the same questions posed in our 2015 survey we have been able to record changes over time.

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Transforming Rehabilitation

A major government initiative to strat Transforming Rehabilitation by involving charities in rehabilitating offenders has failed to do so, says a new report which analyses the first three years of the policy.

‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ was launched in February 2015 with the intention of opening up rehabilitation services to expert charities up and down the country.

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Quality Hospital Solutions (QHS), a highly innovative, problem-solving healthcare supplier, are taking a significant step forward in the expansion of the Beverage Trolley.

The Beverage Trolley was originally developed in partnership with a North East hospital authority and QHS, to provide an effective and practical solution to meet patient hydration needs.

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Pineapple are excited to announce the launch of the newest addition to the award-winning Ryno range - the Ryno Tub. Providing additional support and functionality, the Ryno Tub gives extra-challenging environments more choice without compromising safety.

The new Ryno Tub has the same robust, rotationally moulded, UV resistant, polyethene construction to guarantee the superb strength clients have come to expect from Pineapple’s Ryno products.

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Pineapple launches Scorpio Collapsible Mattress to prevent windows and viewing panels being blocked, reducing the number and scale of necessary interventions.

Pineapple Contracts continues to strive for safety and user-focused designs by launching the Scorpio Collapsible Mattress. The design responds to client needs to make visual inspections of rooms quicker and safer, protecting both the user and the staff.

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Metrasens, a leading provider of advanced magnetic detection technologies, was honoured today as a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 in the category of Innovation.

The company earned the distinction for its ground-breaking work in advanced screening capabilities designed to enhance safety and security around the world.

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Official statistics, published by the Ministry of Justice, show that 26,643 assault incidents were recorded in the 12 months to the end of March 2017 – a 20 per cent increase on the previous year. Assaults on staff rose by 32 per cent.

Serious assaults, including those requiring medical attention at hospital, have almost trebled in four years. There were 3,606 such incidents recorded during the 12 months to the end of March 2017 – a 22 per cent increase on the previous year.

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KAZ Type Limited is a UK award winning software manufacturer, providing a unique accelerated learning typing tutor, using ‘brain balance’ and ‘muscle memory’ -  i.e. it engages the major senses of sight, sound and touch simultaneously, radically enhancing memory retention and recall - which is why it is so effective. Using specific combinations and progressions of just 11 words in 5 easily memorised, scientifically structured and trademarked phrases, the revolutionary method trains the fingers on both hands to work symmetrically and simultaneously. No other typing tutor works in this way.