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New paper into social impact of shooting ‘significant’, says BASC

A new scientific paper into the social, mental and wellbeing attributes of those who participate in game shooting has been highlighted as significant by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). The new paper, published in the journal Ageing & Society, concludes that participation in shooting and shooting-related activities, such as beating and picking-up, results… Read more »

New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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No let-up for UK troops in Afghanistan
UK troops in Afghanistan ‘until at least 2011’, minister admits

By Liz Stephens and Jonathan Moore A government minister today suggested Britain could be involved in active operations in Afghanistan until at least 2011. Speaking at the unveiling of new surveillance and target acquisition equipment, Quentin Davies – the defence equipment minister – admitted it would not be ready for use until April 2011. “There… Read more »

Nadine Dorries takes legal action over Smeargate
Dorries on warpath over Smeargate

By staff Conservative MP Nadine Dorries is believed to have carried out her threat to take legal action against Damian McBride and Derek Draper. The former Downing Street spin doctor and the left-wing blogger have been served papers, and it is rumoured that Cabinet secretary Sir Gus O’Donnell will also be served papers tomorrow…. Read more »