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In the last decade, around 1 person per week has been killed as a direct result of agricultural work. More have been seriously injured or made ill. This is a staggering human cost for what is seen as an idyllic industry. Many have visions of farmers gently ploughing the fields or milking cows bringing food to our tables. Most people would associate the manufacturing industry with danger but in reality the farming and agriculture industry is one of the worst offenders when it comes to Health and Safety.

The Tories, Brexit and a new Prime Minister. What does the future hold for employment rights of UK workers?

We take a look at the three candidates left in the race for the next Tory Leader, and Prime Minister – Michael Gove, Andrea Leadsom and Theresa May.

Turning to Mr Gove first:

A loyal Springer spaniel, a wild Yorkshire Terrier, a daft budgie or a cuddly kitten. These are what you would expect to find as pets. A Deadly Rattlesnake, a Herd of Wild Boar, a Pack of Wolves and an alligator are not within the usual stock at the pet store.

An FOI has revealed that councils throughout Scotland have issued licences for hundreds of wild animals to be kept in homes.  For a small fee, and having the “appropriate safety measures” you can have yourself a “Colin the Caiman Crocodile”, a “Berty the Bison”, or “a Mikey the Monkey”

In a recent speech, Home Secretary Theresa May claimed that Britain “should leave… the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the jurisdiction of its court”.

To give the comments their proper context, they were advanced in defence of Britain’s membership of the European Union; in particular, that calls for Brexit based on anti-human rights arguments were misplaced, as it is British membership of the Convention, not the Union, that leads to domestic courts being bound by supranational human rights jurisprudence.

“You must get power of attorney so everything is in your hands medically and financially. I cannot stress how important it is.” These are 65-year-old Margaret Quigley’s words of advice following her own experience.

Margaret & Dennis Quigley

At around midday on Thursday 28 April 2016 a worker, working on the new Queensferry Crossing, was struck by the boom of a crane he was directing on the north tower deck. The worker suffered severe blood loss and was unable to be resuscitated.

Making the death even more poignant the 28 April 2016 was International Workers Memorial Day. International Workers Memorial Day is commemorated throughout the world, the purpose of which has always been to "remember the dead: fight for the living".

Aching joints, sore hips, bad back. I am only 25! What is wrong with me? My Bed.  What should be a cosy, luxurious cloud has turned in to a crippling torture rack. My 1 year old mattress has turned bumpy and now looks more like the Pentland Hills than a smooth mattress.   No problem though eh? I bought the bed from Dreams, a fairly large chain so they will replace it?

Donald Trump has this week secured the Republican presidential nomination in all but the ritual net-curtain formalities, which will take place on 18 July when he is given the official backing of the party at their National Convention in Cleveland. His nearest challenger Ted Cruz—having witnessed his tentative bid whimper its way to an uninspiring anti-climax in New York a fortnight ago—finally did the humane thing and euthanised his campaign after Tuesday’s primary in Indiana. The remaining pretender, John Kasich (who everyone pretty much thought had left the race months ago anyway) soon followed suit. Trump now stands unopposed for the nomination, with only the eventual Democratic Party nominee standing between him and the White House.
 
This is concerning, not just for the US, but also for the UK too, particularly with the forthcoming European Union referendum too close to call.

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