Answer NRW’s call for evidence on wild bird licensing says BASC
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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British pilots to strike over long hours

By Liz Stephens UK pilots will join demonstrations in Europe over long flying hours which they claim are putting lives at risk. However, the British pilots are unable to strike in the UK because industrial action by pilots is illegal. They will instead join colleagues at major European airports. The pilots believe that current rules… Read more »

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Tories put welfare reform at heart of conference

By Ian Dunt The Conservatives have opted to make their plans for welfare reform the centre-piece of their conference agenda. Plans originally drawn up by David Freud for Tony Blair have now been taken up in full by the Tory leadership, including a consolidation of Labour’s various back-to-work programmes into one single programme. Those on… Read more »