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HSSD vote win was no victory

AS MEMBERS of Health and Social Services were defending themselves against the vote of no confidence last week, they wrung their hands in woe and accused their arch critic of unfair scrutiny and a continued vendetta against them. But if Deputy Mike Hadley is to be attacked, it is for pursuing the wrong target.

Fears over cut in tobacco education

Gasp’s political patron Deputy Heidi Soulsby with St Martin’s Primary schoolchildren.

SMOKING education in schools has drastically been reduced now the responsibility of it has been handed over to Health and Social Services, Gasp’s political patron Heidi Soulsby has said.

Tobacco licensing is approved

More moves could be on the way to reduce smoking among young people.

TOBACCO licensing for retailers will be introduced in a bid to help cut smoking among young people – and more measures could be on the way.

Board seeks to justify actions

HSSD minister Hunter Adam with the department’s chief officer Mark Cook at yesterday’s media briefing. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1286745)

A LACK of contingency in its budget and an increased demand for services has led to the Health and Social Services’ £2.5m. overspend, the department said yesterday.