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Agriculture Bill

The Agricultural Industry may have taken some comfort (or not!) given DEFRA Secretary Michael Gove’s surprise announcement that the draft Agriculture Bill would be published before the Summer Recess, however unsurprisingly this has now been delayed and is now due to table in September , adding to the uncertainty over future business plans. It is…
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Can I go back to Zimbabwe now?

I was banned some years ago for continuing to speak out against the regime. I love the country and its people and have many friends there, but there comes a point when you have to stand up and be counted, which I did. It has cost me, but was the right thing to do then,…
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Ryedale Festival

4 November saw a spine-tingling performance of Elgar’s ‘Dream of Gerontius’ in York Minster, by the Hallé Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. The event was produced by the Ryedale Festival, of which Johnny Minford is a director. With the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe at capacity, the emotional climaxes could not have…
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Dental Seminar

Our Minford Dental Team was very pleased to be invited to join our friend and colleague Dr Sharif Khan and the team from Rockingham House, Fitzwilliam for their presentation evening ‘The Art of Comfortable Dentistry’. The event was held at the brilliant Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, which has recently been awarded the accolade of Art…
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The Dental Acquisition Protocol Map (“DapMap”)

Johnny Minford and Andrew Lockhart-Mirens, specialist and distinguished dental solicitor, have together created a Dental Acquisition Protocol to help and guide dentists during the practice purchase and sale process, and reduce the delay and duplication which is becoming too common in the market and is to everyone’s disadvantage. It is a difficult and stressful process…
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Who’s the Breadwinner?

‘One in three working mothers in Britain is now the main earner in her family’, so said Alexandra Killewald, Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, in a recent interview. 1 Give that the numbers of female dentists in the UK are growing and are expected to tip the balance by 2020, this kind of information…
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After EU – What Next For British Farmers?

With the result of the EU referendum now known and a new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea Leadsom in place, there is a lot of hard work required to make sure that Britain makes a successful exit from the EU and puts in place sustainable policies going forward, to ensure…
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Has the time to smash the glass ceiling finally arrived?

With Theresa May’s appointment as Prime Minister, and starting firmly to make her mark in Downing Street, are we seeing a resurgence of strong women in powerful positions? And we have a leadership contest in the Labour Party with a strong female candidate as a favourite within the Parliamentary Party. This also coming in a…
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Surveying the future of dentistry

Is there a gender gap in dentistry? An innocuous enough question – but is the answer equally (pun intended) so? It may surprise you to learn that even in the 21st century there are areas in which men and women are not treated with parity – as evidenced by the Office of National Statistics, which…
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Brexit

Great Britain has voted in favour of Brexit. What happens now? No immediate change is expected today. David Cameron has announced that he will step down as Prime Minister as soon as October 2016 and negotiation for us to leave the EU, which will take a minimum of 2 years, is being left to the…
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