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BASC stands up for pest control against legal challenge

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will once more stand up for lawful pest control activities as anti-shooting group, Wild Justice, launch new legal attack. According to Wild Justice they are seeking legal action against the general licence to prevent serious damage to livestock, foodstuffs for livestock, crops, vegetables, fruit, fisheries or inland… Read more »

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BASC welcomes review of habitat management course

The announcement that the new T Level responsible for educating future gamekeepers and land managers has been paused to reassess its specialist course structure has been warmly welcomed by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). The new course, Habitat management (land and water), has been earmarked to replace the current land & wildlife… Read more »

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Royal Mail plans to hire agency workers may face a legal challenge
Postal strikers look to court battle

By politics.co.uk staff The union behind the postal strikes wreaking chaos across the country may go to court to prevent the use of agency staff to undermine the strike. The Communications Workers Union (CWU) plans to go to the high court to stop Royal Mail’s use of agency staff, who would be tasked with clearing… Read more »

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Tony Blair has been reticent about accepting candidacy
Blair soundings denied by No 10

By Alex Stevenson Downing Street says claims two senior civil servants are lobbying behind closed doors for Tony Blair to become EU president are nothing but “speculation”. The Guardian newspaper reported that Gordon Brown’s senior Europe adviser John Cunliffe and EU ambassador Kim Darroch were asked to take soundings. No 10 has refused to confirm… Read more »