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Rural mental health inquiry must account for gamekeepers and shooting, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has raised the importance of recognising the challenges faced by gamekeepers and the physical and mental health benefits of shooting within the Environment Food Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee’s mental health inquiry. The wide-ranging inquiry launched in November 2021 will set out recommendations about how the government can… Read more »

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'Secret inquiries' could replace inquests
Liberty warns of new secret inquests threat

By Alex Stevenson The government stands accused of covertly attempting to pass their abandoned secret inquests policy as the coroners and justice bill works its way through the Lords. Civil liberties group Liberty claimed clauses in the bill allowing for an inquest to be suspended and for a ‘secret inquiry’ to be held in its… Read more »

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Abdelbaset al-Megrahi (l) was hailed by Libyan leaders on his return
Confusion over Lockerbie bomber ‘death’

By politics.co.uk staff Journalists across the world were thrown into confusion today after apparantly false reports emerged that Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi had died. Initial media reports he had died surfaced in mid-afternoon but were swiftly rebuffed. The Foriegn Office refused to confirm them, and Megrahi’s lawyer flatly contradicted them. Megrahi, 57, was serving a… Read more »