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Improvements to livestock worrying legislation welcome news for gamekeepers, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has welcomed the announcement that enclosed gamebirds are to be included within enhanced livestock worrying legislation in England and Wales. Listing enclosed gamebirds and increasing police powers for dealing with incidents of livestock worrying are just two parts of a wider Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill introduced… Read more »

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GaryMcKinnon watches his mother, Janis Sharp, as they campaign against his extradition
Gary McKinnon extradition halted

By Ian Dunt The extradition of hacker Gary McKinnon to the US has been halted while Alan Johnson examines new medical evidence. The home secretary’s announcement to MPs that he would “stop the clock” on proceedings gives a dramatic last minute lifeline to those campaigning against Mr McKinnon’s extradition. He was recently denied the right… Read more »

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Ministers want sea change in credit card terms
Ministers want credit card crackdown

By politics.co.uk staff The government is seeking a fundamental shift in the relationship between credit and store card companies and their customers. Consumer minister Kevin Brennan called for a shift to put consumers “back in the driving seat” as the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills launched a consultation proposing changes in the law on… Read more »