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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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Clarke: The weakest Downing Street
Clarke savages Brown… again

By politics.co.uk staff Former home secretary Charles Clarke has instigated another vicious attack on Gordon Brown just as the prime minister prepares to address the United Nations. Mr Clarke used an interview with the Evening Standard to lambast Mr Brown’s leadership and suggest he could use the excuse of ill health to stand down. “I… Read more »

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The prime minister will announce tomorrow that Britain will cut the number of planned Trident nuclear submarines from four to three.
Brown to cut Trident subs

By Liz Stephens The prime minister will announce to the UN security council tomorrow that Britain will cut the number of planned Trident nuclear submarines from four to three. In a speech, Gordon Brown will say “If we are serious about the ambition of a nuclear-free world we will need statesmanship, not brinkmanship.” He will… Read more »