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New habitat management course woefully inadequate, says sector

The removal of gamekeeping and wildlife management courses from the education syllabus by 2023 has been described by the rural sector as “deeply concerning” in an open letter to the Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi. The letter states the removal of the Land & Wildlife course within the new T Level system will… Read more »

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Jersey Assembly votes for humane right to die law

Jersey’s States Assembly today approved a proposal to change the law on assisted dying for adult islanders with terminal or incurable conditions, who have a clear and settled wish to end their lives. Channel Islands Humanists, part of Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, praised the debate… Read more »

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Women still hitting glass ceiling

Women are being put on the “mummy track”, preventing them from advancing to top jobs in public life, according to a report published today. The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) report, Sex and Power: who runs Britain?, reveals that women are still under represented in high profile positions. And despite ongoing efforts, the representation of women… Read more »

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McConnell – Future generations will thank us for smoking ban

Scotland’s First Minister Jack McConnell has claimed future generations will thank those supporting a public smoking ban. In his traditional New Year statement, Mr McConnell highlighted plans to introduce a ban next year. He accepted that such a ban would be difficult to establish, but promised that 2005 represents a big chance to improve Scotland’s… Read more »